Before and After

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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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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Vintage Lace Wedding Dress Restoration

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 1 comment

Vintage Lace Wedding Dress Restoration

A Wedding Dress Story By Kathleen Green My Mother in law, Joyce Leiss married Bernard (B.J.) Green in Kansas 1955. She was 24 years old at the time. Joyce wore an Ivory Satin Dress with a Lace and Tulle Overlay. It was a Tea Length gown with a sweetheart neckline. The Dress was outfitted with a matching lace bolero. The veil was attached to a small brimmed hat. Bernard was 30 years old and wore his Dress Navy Uniform. They were married for 18 years. Joyce finished her education at Emporia University and became a 6th Grade School Teacher. She retired from teaching about 20 years ago. ...

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Three Generation Wedding Dress

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Three Generation Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story Heritage Garment Preservation provides professional wedding dress restoration for heirloom wedding gowns. This is a service that is always exciting and sentimental. Each wedding gown we restore has it’s own story and is a cherished family memento. This wedding dress may soon be worn for the third time. The first time it was worn was in 1952 by Amy’s mother in Emporia, KS. She does not recall where the dress was purchased, but remembered it was from a shop in the Kansas City, Missouri, area that is no longer in business. Amy’s mother also recalled that...

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Jaylin to Wear Grandmother’s Gown After Wedding Dress Restoration

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Jaylin to Wear Grandmother’s Gown After Wedding Dress Restoration

A Wedding Dress Story By Jaylin Thacker This wedding dress was my grandmothers, whom I am extremely close with. When my grandfather passed away, we rummaged through the attic in hopes to find some comfort. Finding old keepsakes and photos to remember the good times. My grandma actually thought she lost her wedding dress! It’s a long story, but she was so shocked when I came across this old beat up garment bag. So naturally, we immediately went back downstairs to take the dress out of it’s bag. I put the dress on for laughs, really. And now that I’m thinking about it…...

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Rachel’s Watters Wedding Dress from Anthropologie

Posted by on Apr 17, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Rachel’s Watters Wedding Dress from Anthropologie

A Wedding Dress Story By Rachel Goldstein I probably tried on about 50 dresses, or more. There were a few that I liked, but didn’t feel like any of them had enough about them that were unique in a way that I loved. I usually like things that are traditional in a sense, but with some sort of flare. I had come across this champagne blush one online and had to find it to try it on. I called all the stores within a couple hours of me that carried Watters dresses to ask if they had that specific one. I drove about 1.5 hours after work one day to meet a friend and see it in person. I...

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Jamie’s Allure Bridal Gown Beautiful Again

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Jamie’s Allure Bridal Gown Beautiful Again

A Wedding Dress Story By Jamie Lovato I married my Husband, Kenneth Lovato on May 26, 2017 at Casa Rondena Winery. I found my dress at Bridal Elegance by Darlene in Albuquerque, NM. It is a great boutique with wonderful Ladies that are so helpful and caring. Check out a few pictures of our beautiful day. Our two boys, Uriah and Nehemiah got to be apart of the festivities. Jamie’s Wedding Dress Preservation We were thrilled to clean and preserve Jamie’s lovely satin and lace Allure Bridal’s wedding dress with beaded embellishments. It must have been a fun celebration because...

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Kelsey’s Lazaro Wedding Dress is Perfect

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Kelsey’s Lazaro Wedding Dress is Perfect

A Wedding Dress Story This beautiful wedding dress was worn by Kelsey Sugg when she married Grayson Wallace on her grandparents picturesque property in Dufur, Oregon on September 23rd, 2017. It was the first wedding that has ever been performed there. Kelsey purchased her wedding dress at Ania Bridal in Portland, Oregon. The reception took place on the property as well in an indoor riding arena that was converted into a beautiful reception area. Kelsey and Grayson celebrated their day with about 400 guests. This wedding dress was the first dress she tried on, and she knew it was the perfect...

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Sarah’s Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress is Stunning

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Sarah’s Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress is Stunning

A Wedding Dress Story Sarah Crossland married Matt MacFarland on September 30, 2017, at the Glasgow Farm in Fredericksburg, VA. On her wedding day, Sarah wore this vintage-inspired, illusion-back lace gown by Willowby by Watters. Sarah actually had her eye on it before they even got engaged, and when the dress went on sale at BHLDN (shortly after their engagement), she bought it without even trying it on first! Luckily, it fit like a glove—except for the fact that Sarah’s only 5’3″ and the dress was made for someone 6′ tall! She took the dress to Tang’s...

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Custom Train and Veil Amazing on Lela Rose Wedding Dress

Posted by on Mar 7, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Custom Train and Veil Amazing on Lela Rose Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story This dress was worn by Stephanie September 2, 2017 when she married her sweetheart at Callanwolde Fine Arts Center in Atlanta, Georgia. Her wedding dress is a Lela Rose dress that she purchased at Kelly’s Closet in Atlanta.   By Stephanie W. My family is from Jakarta, Indonesia and my mom had a designer working on a custom dress for me for a second celebration at home. His name is Yefta Gunawan. He actually added all of the beading and sequins to the embroidery. He custom made my veil. He also custom made the train that was attached to the dress during the...

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