This beautiful 1950’s wedding dress is one of many items found in a recently purchased Grand Lake cottage that used to belong to the Chavanne family. The items belonged to Exa Marie (Lister) Chavannes who is now residing in Sarasota, Florida.

Exa Marie Chavanne's Wedding Dress, Front

Detailing on the front of dress and along the bottom of the first layer of the dress

Long train, back of dress

Exa was an opera singer and was 30 years old when she married Marc Alfred Chavannes in 1950. Exa lived on Charlotte Street is our very own Fredericton, New Brunswick.

Exa’s father, G. R. Lister, was a dentist working on Queen Street, Fredericton.

Old advertisement for G. R. Lister Dentistry

Her husband was a physicist and co-inventor of bubble wrap! He is featured on the following website for his invention:

Exa is now 91 years old. If anyone has more information on this wedding dress, please let us know!