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.

Lauren McTaggart's Something Borrowed is stunning Oscar de la Renta wedding dress

Lauren McTaggart’s Something Borrowed is stunning Oscar de la Renta wedding dress

It was sort of funny when I turned around and asked her if I could wear her dress. It had been sitting in a box in her mother’s storage container for 6 years and when I opened up the box I found rust stains on the front of it and immediately began searching online for the most reputable company to clean it.

My fiancee was helping me and he found Heritage online, showed me the reviews, and we decided sending it out to experts would be the best plan. I’m so excited to wear it in Cabo on December 29!

Lauren’s Wedding Dress Preservation

Lauren sent her friend’s Oscar de la Renta silk satin and tulle wedding dress with ruched bodice and ruffled skirt to us for cleaning and restoration before her wedding day.

We found oxidized stains on the gown which gave us the most concern. Fortunately, through carefully cleaning and spotting, we got the majority of the discoloration out.

We also found some seams that had come loose, so we repaired those as well. Once the gown was clean, pressed and steamed… it had life and was vibrant again.

We recommended that Lauren had the gown re-steamed and pressed before her big day. You can see from the photos, that she looks beautiful in her “something borrowed” wedding gown. She was married in December of 2017.

Lauren looks stunning in her borrowed Oscar de la Renta wedding gown. Wedding dress preservation is recommended to keep her gown in the best condition.

Lauren looks stunning in her borrowed Oscar de la Renta wedding gown.

Lauren's friend Nicolina first wore this wedding dress in 2011. Expert wedding dress cleaning made it possible for Lauren to wear it in 2017.

Lauren’s friend Nicolina first wore this wedding dress in 2011. Expert wedding dress cleaning made it possible for Lauren to wear it in 2017.

Silhouette of Oscar de la Renta wedding dress shows the unique style of ruffled gown.

Silhouette of Oscar de la Renta wedding dress shows the unique style of ruffled gown.

Lauren's friend's Oscar de la Renta wedding dress before expert cleaning.

Lauren’s friend’s Oscar de la Renta wedding dress before expert cleaning.

Lauren's borrowed wedding dress AFTER expert wedding dress cleaning from HGP.

Lauren’s borrowed wedding dress AFTER expert wedding dress cleaning from HGP.

The oxidized stains on lauren's borrowed wedding dress required expert wedding dress cleaning.

The oxidized stains on Lauren’s borrowed gown required expert wedding dress cleaning.

After thorough wedding dress cleaning, the oxidized stain is gone.

After thorough wedding dress cleaning, the oxidized stain is gone.

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