A Wedding Dress Story: Desiree Will Wear Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

Posted by on Feb 25, 2015 in General, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Wedding Dress Story: Desiree Will Wear Her Mother’s Wedding Dress

A Family Wedding Dress

Desiree Maumus will be wearing her mother’s wedding dress on August 29th, 2015. We recently had the privilege of cleaning and preparing that beautiful and classic wedding gown for her nuptials. This wedding dress, a family heirloom, has an awesome background story!

Desiree’s mother, Darleen Dowling Maumus, bought her wedding dress at D.H. Holmes on November 24th, 1964 for her February wedding. Incidentally, this old New Orleans department store was mentioned in the novel, A Confederacy of Dunces. Darleen paid for the wedding gown, which she bought for $130; its petticoat cost $18, on layaway, a price many modern brides would envy.

Desiree found the original receipts for the wedding dress!

Desiree found the original receipts for the wedding dress!


Darleen and her husband Raymond Maumus were married for 38 happy years and were parted by his death. Desiree hopes her marriage will be as long and happy as her parents’.

Desiree’s Plans for the Wedding Dress

Desiree especially loves the front of the dress, its simplicity, neckline, and the long string of buttons down the back. She plans to convert its long sleeves into cap sleeves for her wedding in August.

Darleen wore her wedding dress on her special day, in February 1964.

Darleen wore her wedding dress on her special day, in February 1964.

Desiree loves the buttons down the back of the wedding dress.

Desiree loves the buttons down the back of her mom’s wedding dress.

 

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