Wow! Catie Transforms Mom’s Wedding Dress

Posted by on Nov 4, 2017 in General, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 1 comment

Wow! Catie Transforms Mom’s Wedding Dress

By Karen B.

I was the first person to wear this wedding dress. I purchased it in Virginia in 1985 for my wedding in August of that year.

The veil was a family heirloom and was 100 years old at that time. I tried to match the color and the lace of the veil when I selected my wedding gown.

Karen walks down the aisle in 1985.

Karen walks down the aisle in 1985.

Karen and husband seal the deal with a kiss on her wedding in 1985.

Karen and husband seal the deal.

My daughter Catie M. 30 years later decided to re-purpose my wedding dress for her wedding in September 2015. We had the dress completely taken apart and reassembled in a more modern silhouette.

We were lucky to work with a talented seamstress who could execute my daughters vision. It was unfortunate the veil no longer exists. Her wedding was held at our home in Massachusetts in September 2015.

Catie and husband dance at their wedding. Wedding dress preservation will allow future generations to wear their heirloom gown.
An outdoor wedding can make a hemline very dirty, Expert wedding dress cleaning restored Catie's gown to pristine condition.

Karen's wedding gown is worn down the aisle a second time. by daughter Catie. Wedding dress preservation can ensure your wedding dress can be worn again.

Karen’s wedding gown is worn down the aisle a second time. by daughter Catie. Wedding dress preservation can ensure your wedding dress can be worn again.

Catie's bridal veil. Karen wore heirloom veil that did not survive until 2015. Be sure your heirloom garments receive expert care and archival preservation.

Catie’s bridal veil. Karen wore heirloom veil that did not survive until 2015. Be sure your heirloom garments receive expert care and archival preservation.

Wedding Dress Preservation for Family Heirloom

We love multi generational wedding gowns! They have history and memories woven right into the gown.  This gown required special care as the metal buttons down the back would rust if not removed before treatment.  The ivory wedding gown with bodice of vintage alencon lace and skirt of synthetic satin also had a severely dirty hemline that required special care to bring it back to pristine condition.

It is now fresh and clean and properly stored with our acid-free, lignin-free Heritage Box™ wedding dress preservation so it will be ready for the next generation to wear.

Be sure to get a quote for your wedding dress preservation today.

Catie with Mom and Dad at wedding. A second generation wears this wedding gown after expert transformation.

Catie with Mom and Dad at wedding. A second generation wears this wedding gown after expert transformation.

 

One Comment

  1. Thank-you So much !
    Heritage gown was wonderful …so professional and caring we appreciate your attention to detail!

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