Famous Wedding Dresses

Celebrity, royalty or just plain wealthy, read about the amazing wedding dresses of the brides who can afford them.

A Royal Glimpse of Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in Famous Wedding Dresses, General | 0 comments

A Royal Glimpse of Grace Kelly’s Wedding Dress

The marriage of 1950’s movie star Grace Kelly seems like one that could come straight out of a fairly tale: Unknown girl from Philadelphia makes it big as one of the most successful actresses in Hollywood and marries a prince from a prosperous country, Monaco. Grace’s wedding seemed so magical that an estimated 30 million people watched it. For Grace, it probably was magical; When she, her family, and 50 friends sailed on the USS Constitution to Monaco for the wedding, they were met by her fiance, Prince Rainier. Grace sailed with him on the yacht and they were met by European...

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The Story Behind Jim Hjelm

Posted by on Mar 26, 2014 in Famous Wedding Dresses, General | 1 comment

The Story Behind Jim Hjelm

Designing Dreams: Jim Hjelm’s early life and career You may have heard of Jim Hjelm and JLM Couture, but you probably don’t know the story behind the designer and the company. It begins in Worcester, Massachusetts where as a child Jim Hjelm enjoyed designing clothing for the comic book character Brenda Starr. In those days, he dreamt of designing clothing for the theater or film industry. But after graduating from the New England School of Design and enduring an unsuccessful job-hunt, a friend told him about a position in Boston at the House of Bianchi, a popular bridal house....

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Maggie Sottero Wedding Dresses

Posted by on Mar 12, 2014 in Famous Wedding Dresses, General | 0 comments

Maggie Sottero Wedding Dresses

Every once in awhile, we have the opportunity to clean and preserve dresses that both radiate with beauty and are made with the best fabric on the market. Maggie Soterro wedding dresses are the perfect example of this. In fact, Heritage Garment Preservation co-owner Kathy Wright raves about Maggie Soterro dresses. “They are always made of excellent fabric. They clean beautifully. They are some of our favorites as far as cleaning and restoring.” Their made-to-last fabric is incredibly durable during the cleaning and preserving process. Why Maggie Sottero dresses are Worth the...

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Kelly Clarkson’s Wedding Dress

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014 in Famous Wedding Dresses, General | 0 comments

Kelly Clarkson’s Wedding Dress

For American Idol winner-turned Grammy winner Kelly Clarkson, this last fall was all about weddings. From releasing her new album and video entitled Tie It Up, to deciding to just elope, Kelly’s wedding story is full of surprise and joy! Kelly’s Wedding Dress Choosing Kelly Clarson’s wedding dress was no easy task, as Kelly had three dresses she absolutely adored. When she first tried on dresses at a Vera Wang boutique, she felt like a cave woman. She explained that she was so busy with her tour and wedding planning that she just looked gross. Her friend then got really...

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Queen Victoria’s Royal Wedding Dress

Posted by on Jan 15, 2014 in Famous Wedding Dresses, General | 1 comment

Queen Victoria’s Royal Wedding Dress

When Victoria chose to wear a white wedding dress she began a new trend. Prior to her marriage in 1840, brides would often wear wedding gowns of any color they wanted. Afterwards other brides soon had the arduous task of choosing between a traditional red dress or the new white dress trend. A White Wedding Dress Traditionally we believed that wearing a white wedding dress was a symbol of purity, but brides who chose white in the few decades after Victoria did so because it showed off their wealth. Because most colored wedding dresses could be worn any day and could hide easily blemishes, a...

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