How to convert field of Date Type into to String Type in hibernate search?

I know you have posted answer in my another question Hibernate Search 6 : Cannot use 'predicate:simple-query-string' on field - #3 by yrodiere

We just wanted to check is there any alternate way to convert date into into string??
because we are doing just conversion thing in custom value bridge??

    public String toIndexedValue(Date value, ValueBridgeToIndexedValueContext context) {
        return value== null ? null : value.toString();

Using custom value bridge we can easily convert date type into string type but instead of custom value bridge is there any other way apart from this?? Can we use DateBridge annotation here ?