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, Texas that sadly is no longer in business.

I am Scottish and met my husband here in Texas. We went back to Scotland to get married, so the dress went on a wonderful journey with us. We got married in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom on February 22, 1995.

Margaret enjoys dance on her wedding day. Her wedding dress restoration ensures her gown can be worn again.

The reception was overlooking Edinburgh castle. Friends and family came from all over and we had the most wonderful day. It was traditional Kilts for the men so my husband wore a token tartan “vest”. He could not quite bring himself to wear “the Kilt”….which made us smile. Not something a non Scottish man feels comfortable doing regardless everyone looked handsome.

Margaret and new husband enjoy beautiful Scottish castle background on their wedding day.

Margaret poses with family photo on wedding day. Wedding dress restoration restored her wedding gown to a like new condition.

Margaret’s Wedding Dress Restoration

We loved the amazing bead work on Margaret’s dress. Her gown is a vintage satin wedding dress with embellished Alencon lace that had yellowed in the satin and heavily yellowed in a few spots of the Alencon lace. The bodice beads had oxidation inside them and there was oxidized spots throughout the gown, but on the train especially (see photos below.)

We gave Margaret’s wedding gown a hot chemical treatment to whiten the color and remove the oxidized stains. Oxidized spots do not come out with a regular cleaning. There was also a tear in the netting and we repaired. We also tightened several of the loose beads.

Margaret’s wedding dress is stunning again and ready for a new bride to wear. Get a Free Quote and then order wedding dress restoration for your vintage wedding dress.

Wedding Dress Restoration Photos

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Margaret's wedding dress before wedding dress restoration. It has yellowed slightly and the beads have oxidized.

Margaret’s wedding dress before wedding dress restoration. It has yellowed slightly and the beads have oxidized.

Margaret's wedding dress after wedding dress restoration. It has been whitened and the beads look much better.

Margaret’s wedding dress after wedding dress restoration. It has been whitened and the beads look much better.

Margaret's wedding gown train before wedding dress restoration with oxidized stains.

Margaret’s wedding gown train before wedding dress restoration with oxidized stains.

Margaret's wedding gown train AFTER wedding dress restoration with oxidized stains removed.

Margaret’s wedding gown train AFTER wedding dress restoration with oxidized stains removed.

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