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Vera Wang Transformation: Before and After

Posted by on Mar 14, 2017 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Vera Wang Transformation: Before and After

  This beautiful silk and lace Vera Wang Luxe is the perfect wedding dress for the beautiful and dainty bride. Unfortunately, after a long wedding day and a dry cleaning attempt gone wrong (oh no!!), this beautiful dress was looking a little worse for wear.  The delicate gown suffered from makeup stains, sweat stains, and a severely dirty hemline (with who knows what on it!) when it arrived at Heritage Garment Preservation. But it was no match for our hand-cleaning treatment! BEFORE AFTER The delicate fabrics that made up the Vera Wang wedding dress were in good hands at...

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Embellished Wedding Gown Restoration

Posted by on Dec 14, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 3 comments

Embellished Wedding Gown Restoration

It’s so rewarding to see already-beautiful gowns transform during our cleaning and preservation products. These gowns obviously have special memories to go with them if the owners are taking the time to clean and preserve them for future generations to keep or wear again. Before Wedding Dress Restoration This white satin wedding dress with lace and pearl embellishments was in surprisingly good condition considering its age– however the mildly dirty hemline and yellow spots on the front kept it from truly shining the way it used to. Upon closer inspection to the hem of the dress...

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Vintage or just old? Before and after

Posted by on Nov 15, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Preservation Products, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | Comments Off on Vintage or just old? Before and after

Vintage or just old? Before and after

When this bride slipped on her sparkling, ornamented gown, we’re sure she knew her wedding day would be one to remember. What she might not have known is that her wedding dress, white, shining, and perfect as it was on the day of her wedding, would not be the same after the festivities or years later. When her dress arrived at HGP, it was wrinkled, yellowed, stained, and just felt old. While vintage is all the rage, no one wants their dress to have a vintage smell! 🙂 The intricate beading was barely holding on, half of the dress was yellowed, and the stains were hard to...

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Before and After – Our Process

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Before and After – Our Process

This “before-and-after” gives you a behind-the-scenes perspective into our wedding dress cleaning process. Follow along with the steps we take and watch this dress become beautiful again! Our wedding dress cleaning and preservation process Your wedding gown will be carefully inspected and an individualized treatment plan will be determined based on your wedding gown fabric, trims and style. Our goal is to return your gown to perfect condition. Our wedding gown care experts will determine the best method of cleaning for your gown to protect it from damage while still getting the...

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Before and After: From Pumpkin to…

Posted by on Sep 13, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Before and After: From Pumpkin to…

If you need to be convinced to restore your wedding gown, look no further than our amazing before and after dress transformations. Some of the dresses seriously go from rags, to, well, this:   This dress transformation is certainly no exception! Pre-Transformation, everything about this dress is sort of “ho-hum.” There’s nothing that stands out despite the dress obviously being a very old, vintage piece that needs to be preserved. Unfortunately, time has taken its toll– but is it too late?   After Heritage Garment Preservation was able to work its...

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Surprise! – Wedding Gown Before and After

Posted by on Aug 15, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Surprise! – Wedding Gown Before and After

Most of the gowns featured in our “Before and After” blog series have something obviously wrong– it’s completely yellow, or there are noticeable tears in the fabric, or the bottom few inches all around the dress are covered in dirt; this dress, however, was more of a surprise. And not the kind a person likes, either. This beautiful Allure Romance champagne lace-on-tulle gown features a taffeta sash with a crystal appliqué and novelty beadwork all the way down the back. It was really quite dreamy– until we got a closer look… …What is that...

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Muddy Mess Turned Dazzling Dress

Posted by on Jun 14, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Muddy Mess Turned Dazzling Dress

This stunning number from Allure Bridals certainly had seen better days when it arrived at Heritage Garment Preservation. The hemline was extremely dirty and had tracked in mud, grease, and who knows what else along the way. The inside of the beautiful, embroidered tulle bodice showed stains from makeup, perspiration, and self-tanner (hey– a bride’s gotta do what a bride’s gotta do). Fortunately the delicate dress was able to be hand-cleaned, as part of the Heritage Select cleaning package, completely erasing the visible effects of wear and tear. Using Museum...

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Galina Gown Gets Guarantee!

Posted by on May 17, 2016 in Garment Rescue, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation | 0 comments

Galina Gown Gets Guarantee!

Galina wedding gowns are known for feminine embellishments and a dainty feel. The problem with a dainty, delicate dress? It’s delicate! We were entrusted to clean and preserve a delicate Galina gown. The dress featured fragile but lovely 3-D flowers in addition to gorgeous crystal beadwork. Our wedding dress cleaning and preservation process was employed and the Galina gown was cleaned and preserved with meticulousness and attention. The delicate features were protected while receiving the utmost care. Even after the cleaning process, our guarantee and warrantees continue to care...

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Before and After: A Diamond in the Rough

Posted by on Apr 21, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Before and After: A Diamond in the Rough

This unique dress from the Diamond Collection was really more like a “diamond in the rough” when it arrived at Heritage Garment Preservation. While unique– embellished with silver satin flowers on the straps and zipper and an elegant satin band around the waist– the dress’ condition was hard to ignore. Thanks to good ol’ oxidization, the underarms, skirt, and veil all suffered from noticeable staining. This unique satin gown, its petticoat, and the veil were given the utmost attention and care as part of our...

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Before and After: The Process

Posted by on Mar 30, 2016 in Before and After, Garment Rescue, General, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Before and After: The Process

Have you ever wondered how we can take an old, soiled wedding dress and make it look brand new again? We’re proud of our process– so we’re going to let you in on exactly what happens behind-the-scenes at Heritage Garment Preservation. Take this dress, for instance: When this dress arrived, we had the following information: “Designer: Liv Harris Fabric: Lace Color: Off-White Description: Sleeveless. Lace straps. A-line. Zipper closure on back. Small train. Veil: single tulle w/scalloped lace on edge. Metal comb.”       It didn’t take long for us to realize that...

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