Before and After

Laura’s Dress was “Love at First Sight”

Posted by on Jul 17, 2019 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Laura’s Dress was “Love at First Sight”

A Wedding Dress StoryBy Laura H. “The search for my wedding dress was such a special day! My mom, mother-in-law, maid of honor, bridesman, and I made a day of it. It is one of my favorite memories of the wedding planning experience.  My dress came from RK Bridal in New York City, and was one of the first dresses I tried on. True to the experience of many brides, my wedding dress ended up being nothing like I had imaged I would wear on my wedding day. I thought for sure that I didn’t want a strapless dress or beading, but the consultant encouraged me to give it a...

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Third Time’s the Charm for Ariella

Posted by on Jul 10, 2019 in Before and After, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Third Time’s the Charm for Ariella

Wedding Dress StoryBy Ariella “After having no luck at the first wedding dress store that I visited, I was discouraged and doubtful on whether or not I would find a dress for my special day.  Those feelings disappeared as soon as I walked into Here Comes the Bride in San Diego, where my older sister had found her beautiful wedding dress. I guess the third time really is the charm, as the third dress that I tried on turned out to be the one! With its unusual jeweled top, open back, and graceful skirt, I knew that I had found my dress!”...

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Brittany’s Rooftop Wedding and Gorgeous Lace Gown

Posted by on Jun 21, 2019 in Before and After, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Brittany’s Rooftop Wedding and Gorgeous Lace Gown

Wedding Dress StoryBy Brittany R. “I got my wedding dress in December 2017 at the Pronovias NYC sample sale.  I knew I wanted an all lace wedding gown with sleeves that felt timeless, but I had trouble staying at my $3k budget. After going to about 5 different bridal salons, I went to the Pronovias sample sale and found my dress! I got married October 13, 2018 at the Ravel Hotel in Long Island City, right over the bridge of Manhattan. Our ceremony was on the rooftop overlooking the NYC skyline. We had 125 people and had the reception also at the Ravel in...

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Jennifer’s Stunning Vintage Gown

Posted by on Jun 13, 2019 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Jennifer’s Stunning Vintage Gown

Wedding Dress StoryBy Jennifer F. “Chris and I got married on November 24, 2018 at the General Sutter Inn in Lititz, PA. The General Sutter Inn is just beautiful and a super cool historic site. It fit wonderfully with the vintage style of the dress and accessories. Our day was just perfect. The only slightly negative thing was it was cold and raining.  But it did make for some beautiful photos!  The rain also explains the stained hemline as we did our first look photos and bridal party photos outside in downtown Lititz. The Dress [My...

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Mother’s Wedding Dress Inspires Meredith

Posted by on Nov 16, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 1 comment

Mother’s Wedding Dress Inspires Meredith

A Wedding Dress Story By Meredith Whittaker I am so grateful for an opportunity to talk about my Mom’s wedding gown. We were extremely close, and she passed suddenly from a heart attack in 2015. Planning my wedding without her was very emotional, and I tried to incorporate as much of her as I could into the day. My Mom’s name when she got married was Susan Rose Tranchetti (changed to Susan T. Wright upon marriage). She was only 22 when she got married to her high school sweetheart (my Dad). The gown was purchased at Vera Plumb Bridals in Montclair, NJ, which is no longer in...

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Kathleen’s Daughter Will Wear Mom’s Wedding Dress

Posted by on Oct 26, 2018 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Restoration | 0 comments

Kathleen’s Daughter Will Wear Mom’s Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story Kathleen and Kerry were married 34 years ago in Leavenworth, Kansas. It was typical at that time to have a newspaper article written to announce weddings. Also typical were bridal books which are scrapbooks of the wedding planning and wedding day. Fortunately, Kathleen DID write her wedding dress story in her bridal book, along with a sketch of her wedding dress. She also saved the newspaper article about her big day as well. 34 years later husband Kerry arranged wedding dress restoration by Heritage Garment Preservation for his wife’s gown.┬áTheir daughter is now...

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Vintage Lace Wedding Dress Restoration

Posted by on Jul 20, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 1 comment

Vintage Lace Wedding Dress Restoration

A Wedding Dress Story By Kathleen Green My Mother in law, Joyce Leiss married Bernard (B.J.) Green in Kansas 1955. She was 24 years old at the time. Joyce wore an Ivory Satin Dress with a Lace and Tulle Overlay. It was a Tea Length gown with a sweetheart neckline. The Dress was outfitted with a matching lace bolero. The veil was attached to a small brimmed hat. Bernard was 30 years old and wore his Dress Navy Uniform. They were married for 18 years. Joyce finished her education at Emporia University and became a 6th Grade School Teacher. She retired from teaching about 20 years ago. ...

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Three Generation Wedding Dress

Posted by on Jun 27, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Three Generation Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story Heritage Garment Preservation provides professional wedding dress restoration for heirloom wedding gowns. This is a service that is always exciting and sentimental. Each wedding gown we restore has it’s own story and is a cherished family memento. This wedding dress may soon be worn for the third time. The first time it was worn was in 1952 by Amy’s mother in Emporia, KS. She does not recall where the dress was purchased, but remembered it was from a shop in the Kansas City, Missouri, area that is no longer in business. Amy’s mother also recalled that...

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Jaylin to Wear Grandmother’s Gown After Wedding Dress Restoration

Posted by on Apr 25, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Jaylin to Wear Grandmother’s Gown After Wedding Dress Restoration

A Wedding Dress Story By Jaylin Thacker This wedding dress was my grandmothers, whom I am extremely close with. When my grandfather passed away, we rummaged through the attic in hopes to find some comfort. Finding old keepsakes and photos to remember the good times. My grandma actually thought she lost her wedding dress! It’s a long story, but she was so shocked when I came across this old beat up garment bag. So naturally, we immediately went back downstairs to take the dress out of it’s bag. I put the dress on for laughs, really. And now that I’m thinking about it…...

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Rachel’s Watters Wedding Dress from Anthropologie

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

Rachel’s Watters Wedding Dress from Anthropologie

A Wedding Dress Story By Rachel Goldstein I probably tried on about 50 dresses, or more. There were a few that I liked, but didn’t feel like any of them had enough about them that were unique in a way that I loved. I usually like things that are traditional in a sense, but with some sort of flare. I had come across this champagne blush one online and had to find it to try it on. I called all the stores within a couple hours of me that carried Watters dresses to ask if they had that specific one. I drove about 1.5 hours after work one day to meet a friend and see it in person. I...

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