06/26/2012 07:55 pm ET Updated Dec 10, 2012

Lost Wedding Dress: Australian Student Sells Chocolates To Replace Dress

One bride's December wedding will be bittersweet.

An Australian college student is selling chocolates to raise money for a new wedding dress, reports the Knox Leader.

Twenty-one-year-old Rebekkah Brookes wanted to walk down the aisle in the gown she wore to her debutante ball, and she left the dress with a bridal boutique in Mitcham, Australia about six weeks ago to have it altered.

But the store has since closed up shop, and all of its merchandise -- including Brookes' dress -- has gone with it.

The bride-to-be and her fiance, Sean Wilde, purchased a new $1,300 gown with a credit card in preparation for their December 1 wedding. To help pay off the dress, Brookes has been going door-to-door selling chocolates.

Brookes isn't the first Aussie to lose her wedding gown. Australian supermodel Miranda Kerr's dress was misplaced on an American Airlines flight in 2010.

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