Toilet paper bride is flushed with success

01:43, Jan 31 2009
FLUSHING BRIDE: Vicky Heir won a toilet paper wedding dress competion in the lead up to Christchurch's Wedding Expo.

Something old, something new, something borrowed from the loo.

Flushing Christchurch bride Vicky Heir strutted her toilet-paper wedding dress creation on the red carpet on Christchurch's Victoria Street yesterday, leading up to the city's Wedding Expo tomorrow.

Heir won a promotional competition with her Cottonsofts gown, beating seven other designers.

Expo manager Peta-Marie McLeod said the designers were allowed to use two four-packs of the double length Cottonsofts toilet tissue -- about 16 normal rolls -- to make their dresses.

"Most dresses took about eight to 10 rolls. They were absolutely stunning. It was just amazing -- the amount of effort some put in. They looked like the real thing."

The competition was something fun and lighthearted to promote the Wedding Expo, which would be held at the Christchurch Convention Centre tomorrow from 10am to 4pm, she said.



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