Wedding Gown Cleaning

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Wedding Gown Restyled for 25 year Anniversary

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Wedding Gown Restyled for 25 year Anniversary

A Wedding Dress Story By Robin Svendsen This is the original wedding dress that I purchased back in 1993. I am the only one that has worn it. My sleeves were really puffy back in the 90’s which was the style, so I had them altered this year for my 25 year anniversary which I surprised my husband when I wore my dress again 25 years later down the aisle for a vow renewal. He got very emotional. Everything was original except for the sleeves. I purchased this dress in Chicago on a whim, I was on vacation and decided to peek in the bride store. My maid of honor cried when I put it on so I...

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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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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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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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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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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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Art Deco Wedding Dress for Rebeccah

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Art Deco Wedding Dress for Rebeccah

A Wedding Dress Story By Rebeccah Baker I was married to Kendall C. Free at the Hast Farm in Cumberland, Maryland on May 5, 2018. I had always pictured wearing an Art Deco style wedding dress, but I was having trouble finding a gown within my budget. Last fall while browsing online I came across a gorgeous fully beaded Deco style dress and immediately made an appointment at BHLDN in Georgetown, Washington D.C. My mom and I went to the dress appointment and picked out a few gowns to try on. The Art Deco gown was the first dress I wore and once I saw it in the mirror I knew I had found the...

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Maura Wears Mother’s Wedding Dress

Posted by on Aug 8, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Maura Wears Mother’s Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Maura Buckley This wedding dress was my mother’s wedding dress (1977), and her sister wore it to her wedding too (in 1983 after some additional alterations). My mom had the gown preserved afterwards, and we pulled it out one day after I was engaged to try on for fun. At that time I didn’t know what style I wanted, and she was the one who came up with the idea to alter it to my liking. I was hesitant at first since the original gown had a beauty and class of its own and cutting or changing its style seems like a sin. But after trying on other gowns and not...

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Jessica Lost 80 Pounds and Found Perfect Wedding Dress

Posted by on Jul 27, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Jessica Lost 80 Pounds and Found Perfect Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Jessica Horton This beautiful dress was worn by Jessica Horton on October 20, 2017 when she married Rodrigo Aguayo at the beautiful Miss Mary’s Place in Longview, TX. Jessica purchased her dress at Circle Park Bridal in Addison, Texas. Circle park is a family owned bridal shop serving the Addison, Texas community since 2007. After losing over 80 pounds over multiple years, Jessica wanted to find THE perfect dress! She had actually tried this dress on as her very first option at another bridal shop earlier that morning and fell in love (cliche, but true)....

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The Perfect Malibu Wedding Dress

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

The Perfect Malibu Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Diane S. I purchased this gown at L’elite Bridal on Newbury Street in Boston. My wedding and reception were at Rancho del Cielo in Malibu. I went into the appointment with another gown from the website for L’elite Bridal in mind, but ended up falling in love with my dress immediately. Our wedding venue is essentially an intimate garden overlooking the ocean (best of both worlds, and reflective of Malibu in a really lovely way), and I thought that this dress was perfect for it. I couldn’t have asked for better weather on the day of the wedding. We...

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