Wedding Gown Stories

What makes your wedding gown special to you? Where did you buy it? Was it love at first sight? Tell us the details of your wedding gown story

Coti’s Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress Preservation

Posted by on Feb 21, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Coti’s Pnina Tornai Wedding Dress Preservation

This beautiful, off white Pnina Tornai tulle wedding dress with attached jeweled belt was worn by Coti B. on October 6, 2017 when she married her sweetheart at The Caramel Room at Bissinger’s in Saint Louis, Missouri. Coti found her gown at Kleinfeld Bridal in New York City. Her gown includes a sweetheart illusion bodice and a skirt trimmed in silk ribbon. Coti’s Wedding Dress Preservation Coti, no doubt had a wonderful celebration as indicated by the very dirty hemline, as well as some stains and tears in some of the skirt layers. Any outside activities usually will leave the...

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Margarets Scottish Wedding Dress Restoration

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Margarets Scottish Wedding Dress Restoration

A Wedding Dress Story By Margaret N. I fell in love with my wedding dress the moment I saw it. It was not at all the style I planned for but knew in my heart the moment I tried it on. I was transported to that little girl who dreamed of her day as a “Princess” on her wedding day. I continued to try on another 6 dresses to be sure this was the right one! My girlfriends that went with me knew it too, as they saw the joy on my face. It was such a good day. It was perfect, nothing else compared to it. I bought my wedding gown in a little private wedding dress store in Bedford,...

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Lauren’s Something Borrowed is Stunning Wedding Dress

Posted by on Feb 7, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Lauren’s Something Borrowed is Stunning Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Lauren McTaggart I am very lucky because my wedding dress belongs to my little sister’s best friend and she is kind enough to lend it to me. It’s an original Oscar de la Renta and she wore it 6 years ago on her wedding and she looked absolutely stunning. She is 3 years younger literally to the day (same birthday) but we’ve always been more or less the same size so when I was young she was always having sleepovers with my sister and borrowing my clothes. It was sort of funny when I turned around and asked her if I could wear her dress. It had been...

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Kittychen Couture Gown Perfect as Planned

Posted by on Jan 31, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Kittychen Couture Gown Perfect as Planned

A Wedding Dress Story By Emily Avery Chies My husband, Tom Chies proposed to me in the ‘London’ area of Universal Studios in late January of 2016. Our first big trip together was to London to see our NFL teams play each other in Wembley stadium (I’m a Falcons fan and he’s a Lions fan) so that area of Universal had a lot of meaning. I’m a planner (a no brainer in the accounting field) and had researched wedding gowns quite extensively before I went to look at any. I know my body type and what would flatter me the most and I was pretty sold on the Kitty Chen line...

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Kim’s Wedding Dress Styled for 1920’s Crosley Estate

Posted by on Jan 25, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Kim’s Wedding Dress Styled for 1920’s Crosley Estate

By Kimberly Farrell I wore my wedding dress on November 3rd of 2016 at the Power Crosley Estate in Sarasota, Florida. When I was little I saw pictures of a wedding at the Crosley and I absolutely fell in love with the idea of being married there. The estate was built in the 1920’s and is right next to what is now the John & Mable Ringling Museum of Art. The Crosleys and the Ringlings (of Ringling circus) were good friends and settled in Sarasota on the bay where I was born, raised, and met my now husband! We both grew up on the water and couldn’t imagine getting married...

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Sottero Gown Perfect for Katie’s Georgia Wedding

Posted by on Jan 22, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Sottero Gown Perfect for Katie’s Georgia Wedding

By Katie Hogan I chose this dress to go along with our Art Deco wedding theme, which is a natural fit with our personalities. I worked with a personal trainer during my engagement and my husband really appreciates how toned my back is. I wanted to make sure I chose a dress that would show off my hard work. My wedding gown is a Sottero and Midgley described as follows from their website: Intricate patterns of glittering beads and opalescent pearls rain down the length of this luxurious tulle sheath wedding gown, with illusion sweetheart neckline and plunging, open back. Finished with covered...

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Desert Wedding is Hot and Heavenly

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

Desert Wedding is Hot and Heavenly

By Heidi Pentergast Heidi’s Wedding gown I found my dress at Love Couture Bridal in Potomac, MD. It was the third shop I had been to and I had quickly swung in after work by myself to see if there was anything that may work. I had started shopping a little late, so was limited to sample dresses. As soon as I put on the dress I knew that it was the one. There were a few things that I wanted changed (there were originally short sleeves that I had tacked up, the train shortened, and lace around the hip under the top fabric that had been stretched out, so I had that band of lace...

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Laurel’s Vera Wang Gown and Matching Flower Girls

Posted by on Jan 11, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Laurel’s Vera Wang Gown and Matching Flower Girls

This wedding gown was worn by Laurel Leigh Taylor on May 22, 2016 when she married Nicolas Cassis at The Carneros Inn in Napa, California. The gown was purchased by Vera Wang, from the Luxe collection. It is a whimsical styled, very full wedding dress made of of silk organza ruffles. Laurel’s flowers girls are adorable in similar ruffled gowns. Laurel’s Wedding Dress Preservation When we received Laurel’s dress for wedding dress cleaning and preservation, it was in fairly good condition. The hemline was only mildly dirty but had some debris still clinging to the...

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Gen’s Striped Wedding Dress Helps Wedding Sparkle

Posted by on Jan 4, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Gen’s Striped Wedding Dress Helps Wedding Sparkle

A Wedding Dress Story By Gen L. My wedding dress is a Hayley Paige “Keaton” that was customized to add straps. The gown was purchased in Houston, Texas at Now & Forever Bridal Boutique, and the customization and alterations were performed there. It was the first dress that I tried on at the boutique. My October 10, 2015 wedding was in Raleigh, North Carolina. I really liked the stripes on the dress so I also incorporated stripes into my wedding decor. It was an indoor wedding and the hem of the dress got really dirty from the dance floor, and I had to travel through the...

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From Trash Bag to Glorious Gown

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

From Trash Bag to Glorious Gown

A Wedding Dress Story By Abigail Greene I have been close with my grandmother my whole life. It is my dads mom and we call her ‘Gwag’. My grandmothers dress spent most of its life inside a trash bag. The only time it was out was when her grandchildren asked to try it on. We played dress up in her wedding gown all the time! I told her when I was about 12 years old that I would wear it down the isle one day. I recently got engaged this past November and it was right as everyone started moving. My fiancé and I had purchased my fathers house and my dad moved down the street. My...

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