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Rebecca’s Love at First Sight Wedding Gown

Posted by on May 21, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Rebecca’s Love at First Sight Wedding Gown

Wedding Dress StoryBy Rebecca K. “I purchased my dress from Vera’s Bridal in Madison WI. I was going wedding dress shopping for the first time with my mom and sisters. Unsure what type of dress I wanted, I saw this shopping trip as more of a trial run and had no intention of buying a dress that day. When my mom saw the dress on the mannequin at Vera’s, she insisted I try it on first. I admitted that it looked gorgeous on the mannequin but wasn’t sure how it would look on me. Turns out the dress fit beautifully and was so comfortable! Not...

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Megan’s Lovely Lace Gown

Posted by on May 1, 2020 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Megan’s Lovely Lace Gown

Wedding Dress StoryBy Megan S. “I wore the dress on our wedding day, September 14th, 2019.  My now husband (Jacob) and I got married in Grafton, IL at Aerie’s Terrace. I purchased the dress from Sincerely Yours Bridal in Manchester, MO. Melanie helped me find the perfect dress! Some modifications were made to the dress. We added different straps, as the original were thin straps with beads, and I preferred thicker straps with lace. We also added the belt to give more definition and shine.” When we received Megan’s beautiful gown, there were...

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A 50th Anniversary Wedding Dress Restoration

Posted by on Feb 28, 2020 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Preservation Products, Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A 50th Anniversary Wedding Dress Restoration

A Wedding Dress StoryBy: Cheryl F. “My wedding gown story began in May 1969 when I became engaged and started looking for a wedding gown for my November wedding.  I first went to a bridal shop above a jewelry store in Ontario, CA.  I tried on several gowns and found one I really liked but since it was a summer gown, it had to be ordered within a few days.  I couldn’t decide if it was the ‘one’ and wanted to look around at other shops. The deadline for ordering came and passed and I still had not found a wedding gown that I liked as well. At...

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Megan’s Intimate Maui Wedding

Posted by on Jan 23, 2020 in Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Megan’s Intimate Maui Wedding

A Wedding Dress StoryBy: Megan G. “The gown was purchased at a bridal salon in Boston [by designer Anne Barge] and it was a wedding gift from one of my closest friends. I wasn’t going to buy a gown because I’m not usually excited about wedding things, but she insisted I have one and she was right. I loved it, and I felt like a princess. I especially loved the tulle ball gown.   Megan and Jeff on the beach in Maui Our wedding was just the two of us, and we got married at the Maui Four Seasons.” Photographer: Chris James Evans We...

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Kristina’s Lace Ball Gown Dress

Posted by on Dec 17, 2019 in Uncategorized, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Kristina’s Lace Ball Gown Dress

A Wedding Dress StoryBy Kristina T. “I, Kristina, wore this dress on my wedding day on January 1st, 2018 in Tucson Arizona. I purchased the dress at Lilian Lottie Couture in Scottsdale Arizona. I added on the scarab lace on the bottom and the lace sleeves. I wanted a dress with lace but that was also more of a princess ball gown style. This bridal boutique had just what I was looking for and they were so generous to help me add the extra things I was looking for. This was the first wedding boutique I went to when I started my search. As soon as I put on the dress my...

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A Winter Wedding in Grand Cayman

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

A Winter Wedding in Grand Cayman

A Wedding Dress StoryBy: Rebecca R. “My husband Cody and I got married on December 8th on Seven Mile Beach in Grand Cayman. I wanted a dress that was classic and romantic, but was fun and modern enough to match our Caribbean setting. My mom, aunt, brother and I started shopping for my dress in Atlanta, where my husband and I live. This Sienna by Casablanca dress was the first one I tried on at Suite Bridal and we all loved it, but I was sure the first dress couldn’t be the one!  I tried on at least a dozen more dresses, but couldn’t get this one out...

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A Tribute

Posted by on Aug 16, 2019 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments, Preservation Products, Uncategorized, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Tribute

A Wedding Dress StoryBy: Michelle N. “My parents Michel & Elizabeth D. were married on July 25, 1959 in LaPorte, Indiana. My father is an immigrant from Belgium and my mother was an immigrant from the Netherlands. My mother purchased her dress at Robertson’s department store in South Bend, Indiana. Her gown is being restored as a tribute.“ Michelle’s Mother’s Wedding Dress Restoration When we received Michelle’s mother’s lace gown, it had moderately aged with yellowing and oxidation stains primarily at the top of the dress. A few...

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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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Irene’s Bargain Beauty Wedding Gown

Posted by on Dec 29, 2018 in Uncategorized | 1 comment

Irene’s Bargain Beauty Wedding Gown

A Wedding Dress StoryBy Vivian I. Bikulege – Irene’s daughter I believe she bought it on sale in the “bargain basement” of Joseph Horne Co. for $100.She couldn’t afford much. She was a working woman and financed the wedding from her own savings. My mother – Irene Marie Sullivan wore this wedding gown on April 16,1955 when she married my father, Stanley A. Bikulege at St. Wendelin’s Catholic Church in Pittsburgh, PA. She weighed 98 lbs when she got married. She never told our family much about her dress – just that she found it and...

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