Posts by Kathy Wright

Mother’s Wedding Dress Inspires Meredith

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 1 comment

Mother’s Wedding Dress Inspires Meredith

A Wedding Dress Story By Meredith Whittaker I am so grateful for an opportunity to talk about my Mom’s wedding gown. We were extremely close, and she passed suddenly from a heart attack in 2015. Planning my wedding without her was very emotional, and I tried to incorporate as much of her as I could into the day. My Mom’s name when she got married was Susan Rose Tranchetti (changed to Susan T. Wright upon marriage). She was only 22 when she got married to her high school sweetheart (my Dad). The gown was purchased at Vera Plumb Bridals in Montclair, NJ, which is no longer in...

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Save $20 With Wedding Dress Cleaning Survey

Posted by on Nov 2, 2018 in General, HGP Promotions | 2 comments

Save $20 With Wedding Dress Cleaning Survey

We want your opinions! So… We’ve created a survey and a little incentive to coax your opinions out of you.  😉 Enjoy a $20 discount toward any wedding gown cleaning, restoration and/or preservation just for answering a few questions about cleaning your wedding dress! Some of the questions we are asking in this survey are: When your dress was last worn by a bride The most important factor in selecting a wedding dress cleaner If you are willing to have a wholesale cleaner clean your dress If you are not preserving it, why not We have made the survey especially easy because all the...

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Kathleen’s Daughter Will Wear Mom’s Wedding Dress

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Kathleen’s Daughter Will Wear Mom’s Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story Kathleen and Kerry were married 34 years ago in Leavenworth, Kansas. It was typical at that time to have a newspaper article written to announce weddings. Also typical were bridal books which are scrapbooks of the wedding planning and wedding day. Fortunately, Kathleen DID write her wedding dress story in her bridal book, along with a sketch of her wedding dress. She also saved the newspaper article about her big day as well. 34 years later husband Kerry arranged wedding dress restoration by Heritage Garment Preservation for his wife’s gown. Their daughter is now...

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Jenny’s Wedding Dress Preservation Preserves Memories of Husband

Posted by on Oct 12, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 1 comment

Jenny’s Wedding Dress Preservation Preserves Memories of Husband

A Wedding Dress Story By Jenny Jenkins I purchased the gown in a little boutique type shop in Washington, North Carolina in 2001. I married Ron Jenkins in his home church in Milwaukee, North Carolina. It was a very simple wedding on Easter weekend. It was a beautiful April day. Ron was a musician, poet, and writer. My husband died of cancer last October and I’ve been cleaning out my house to sell it and move in with and take care of my aging and ailing parents. I love the dress and hope you can help me restore it to it’s original beauty. Click on images to...

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Kelseys Chantilly Lace Wedding Dress

Posted by on Oct 5, 2018 in Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Kelseys Chantilly Lace Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story This wedding dress was worn by Kelsey May 26, 2017 when she married her sweetheart Andrew W. at Eden Try Estate in Fredericksburg, Virginia. Kelsey found her beautiful, Chantilly lace gown at Serendipity Bridal and Events in La Plata, Maryland. Its the same place her sister found her wedding dress. This was definitely a family affair, with her mother, father, sisters and even nieces in tow! Kelsey looks stunning in her gown. It is definitely a very flattering style for her beautiful figure. Click on images to enlarge. Kelsey’s Wedding...

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Justin Alexander Gown Is Classic Elegance for Ilyse

Posted by on Sep 29, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Justin Alexander Gown Is Classic Elegance for Ilyse

A Wedding Dress Story By Ilyse Kornblau I first found out about the wedding dress designer, Justin Alexander through Facebook ads. The more I researched him, the more I wanted to wear one of his gowns. My style has always been classic elegance with a 1950-60’s theme. We originally found the dress that I eventually purchased several sizes larger at a bridal store and had written it off. At our next stop, my mom found the dress in my size on a mannequin. It fit like a glove on my petite body. After trying close to fifty dresses at four stores, I knew this was the one. We actually ordered...

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Ellen Wears Heirloom Wedding Dress

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in General, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 1 comment

Ellen Wears Heirloom Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Ellen Dement This wedding dress was worn by my grandmother, Jeweldine, in July 1955. She purchased it at a department store in Athens, Georgia, for about $100. She’s kept it in her cedar chest wrapped in a plastic bag ever since. My grandmother’s wedding gown was restored by Heritage Garment Preservation and worn by myself at my wedding on August 25, 2018. I’ve always wanted a dress with lace sleeves like hers, and I’d looked at a few bridal stores without success. My mother suggested trying on my grandmother’s, and amazingly it fit...

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Melissa’s Buyer’s Remorse Turned to Love at First Sight

Posted by on Sep 15, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Melissa’s Buyer’s Remorse Turned to Love at First Sight

A Wedding Dress Story By Melissa Martin When I started dress shopping I thought I wanted something simple and understated. I was thinking a sheath with maybe a little lace or just all satin. I actually picked a sexier sheath style dress originally and immediately had buyer’s remorse. Looking at photos I loved the dress, but I didn’t feel like myself in it and I never had that bridal moment where I knew for sure it was the one. Luckily, Marina Morrison (in San Francisco) let me come back and try on more dresses and then I decided that I would come back for the Oscar de la Renta...

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$20 Off Wedding Dress Preservation Code

Posted by on Sep 1, 2018 in General, HGP Promotions | 0 comments

$20 Off Wedding Dress Preservation Code

Like Our Facebook Page For $20 Discount So simple!  Throughout the month of September, just Like our Facebook page and you will receive $20 off for your wedding gown cleaning and preservation.  You will love our top notch wedding gown cleaning, restoration and preservation services including… Hand cleaned or dry-cleaned in virgin solvent Unsealed preservation – admire anytime! Two museum quality (acid-free, lignin free) preservation options Free shipping Excellent customer service Be sure to get your instant, online quote and then Like Us and...

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Tough Diana Wears Girly Wedding Dress

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Tough Diana Wears Girly Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Diana Neudorf So, everyone was shocked when I picked what we were calling “the pink dress” while I was at Bella’s trying on different gowns. I am notorious for trying to be tough and never wore pink because I thought it was too girly. But, that was before I met my husband, Jesse. Jesse and I started dating when my son was about a year old and my relationship with his biological father was extremely volatile and toxic. I was more tough than ever after that was over! Or at least I thought so. But Jesse always just loved me. I could be who I was with...

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