Wedding Gown Cleaning

Learn about Heritage Garment Preservation’s unique wedding gown cleaning.

Exquisite 1930s Vintage Wedding Dress Replica

Posted by on Nov 16, 2017 in General, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Exquisite 1930s Vintage Wedding Dress Replica

By Toni Urban My dress was a replica of a vintage 1930s gown that I was enamored with, but was too stained and fragile to be worn (see picture at bottom of page.) Now that I look back, maybe I just should have sent it to your team for restoration! I took a few photos to Rebecca Schoneveld, a bridal designer based out of Brooklyn, NY, as she already had a few beautiful bias-cut silk dresses in her collection and I knew she and her team would do an incredible job.  And you can see she really did; she also added a train, and buttons down the back, for the perfect 1930’s...

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Carissa’s Love at First Try On Wedding Gown

Posted by on Nov 8, 2017 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Carissa’s Love at First Try On Wedding Gown

By Carissa Scholin My name is Carissa Scholin, formerly known as Cabello. I was married to my husband Jonathon Scholin on September 17, 2016 at The Grand Piazza in Chicago, IL. We purchased my dress from Dimitra’s Bridal Couture in Chicago (1009 N Rush St). The designer is YSA Makino. My mother purchased the dress for me. I originally had never wanted to wear a strapless dress and then I found this beautiful gown and became in love! I tried it on and instantly knew it was the one. Carissa’s Wedding Dress Preservation Carissa’s wedding gown is made of a pale peach...

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Perfect Wedding Dress Found on Birthday

Posted by on Oct 25, 2017 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Perfect Wedding Dress Found on Birthday

By Julia Warren I found this dress on the very first day I went dress shopping, in San Francisco, which happened to be only two days after I got engaged and my birthday. After trying on about five dresses, I tried what would become my dress on and it just felt like the ‘one’. It fit me like a glove, the lace was stunning, it had covered buttons and was timeless-everything I wanted…it was truly perfect! However, since it was the first time I was trying on wedding dresses I thought it might be too soon to make my decision. Therefore, I went home waited a several weeks and...

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Talley’s Heirloom To Be Wedding Dress

Posted by on Oct 18, 2017 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Talley’s Heirloom To Be Wedding Dress

By Talley Philpy My story is a little different; I had a not-so-great experience shopping for a wedding gown at a storefront, so I decided to buy my bridal ensemble off of eBay. I bought the gown from a consignor, so I don’t know the original owner but believe the gown dates back to the early 1990s. I also bought my wedding veil of princess lace on eBay from a lace collector. The veil is from Bergdorf Goodman. The seller didn’t know its age but estimated that it’s about 50-60 years old. So, these items are not family heirlooms that I inherited, but they will be family...

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Kyle’s Elegant and Whimsical Wedding Dress

Posted by on Oct 6, 2017 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Kyle’s Elegant and Whimsical Wedding Dress

By Kyle Ewing I bought my dress at Kleinfeld’s in New York. It is a Pnina Tornai and I knew as soon as I put it on that it was perfect for me. I was going for the vibe of “elegant whimsy” for my wedding. I wanted everything to be beautiful and elegant, but mostly I wanted it to be fun and approachable. One of my best friends told me (after I had tried on close to 100 dresses at a half dozen galleries- many of which I liked a lot, but none of which I loved) that it was less about how I looked in the dress and more about how I *felt* in the dress. It didn’t hit me until...

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Perfect Wedding Dress Found in the Big Apple

Posted by on Sep 27, 2017 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Perfect Wedding Dress Found in the Big Apple

By Stephanie Perez I wore this gown on May 6th, 2017 in Ventura, California. We had an outdoor beach ceremony. When I first started dress shopping I was actually looking for a simple flowy dress but didn’t have much luck. I took a road trip to visit my friend in New York City and she suggested we do some gown shopping there. We went to RK Bridal and the week before I had been searching online to see which dresses I wanted to try on. It was a huge warehouse and since we were going on Saturday we needed to be prepared. Anyways I saw this dress online and loved it. It was the first...

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Mackenzie’s Customized Vera Wang Wedding Gown

Posted by on Sep 20, 2017 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Mackenzie’s Customized Vera Wang Wedding Gown

Mackenzie Killion wore this beautiful lace and organza wedding dress for her wedding. It was purchased at Vera Wang San Francisco. Mackenzie had the dress customized by adding lace removable sleeves to wear during the ceremony and cocktail hour. The sleeves were taken off during dinner and dancing. The results were spectacular. Wedding Dress Preservation Mackenzie had a beautiful outdoor wedding and her hemline showed it. Fortunately, she ordered our Heritage Couture™ wedding dress preservation service which includes repairs as well as thorough hand cleaning and...

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Who Should Clean My Gown? – Kimberly’s Story

Posted by on May 17, 2017 in Preservation Products, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Who Should Clean My Gown? – Kimberly’s Story

by Kimberly H. I bought my wedding dress at David’s Bridal. The only reason I went to David’s Bridal is because they were the only bridal store that sold petite wedding gowns. The designer is Oleg Cassini — Jacqueline Kennedy’s designer.  I always loved the way she dressed: classic, elegant and sophisticated. I loved this dress after I tried it on. After my wedding, I Googled dry cleaners in Charlotte, North Carolina  and surrounding areas to have my dress cleaned. Heritage Garment Preservation came up — and it was even recommended by The Knot! — but I...

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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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