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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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A Timeless Wedding Gown Through Three Generations

Posted by on Apr 26, 2019 in Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

A Timeless Wedding Gown Through Three Generations

Wedding Dress StoryBy Monette M. My mother and father got engaged during World War II and my father was going to be shipped overseas, so they needed to be married very quickly and were on June 27, 1943. My mom told us that she bought the dress in San Francisco at a bridal store (I don’t know the exact name) and that it was on the sales rack.  Monette’s mother and father on their wedding day, June 27, 1943. She would pull it out of her hope chest every year on their anniversary to try it on, and it always fit.  As the youngest of their 5 children (the oldest...

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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. Their daughter is now...

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Ellen Wears Heirloom Wedding Dress

Posted by on Sep 21, 2018 in General, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 1 comment

Ellen Wears Heirloom Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Ellen Dement This wedding dress was worn by my grandmother, Jeweldine, in July 1955. She purchased it at a department store in Athens, Georgia, for about $100. She’s kept it in her cedar chest wrapped in a plastic bag ever since. My grandmother’s wedding gown was restored by Heritage Garment Preservation and worn by myself at my wedding on August 25, 2018. I’ve always wanted a dress with lace sleeves like hers, and I’d looked at a few bridal stores without success. My mother suggested trying on my grandmother’s, and amazingly it fit...

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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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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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Margarets Scottish Wedding Dress Restoration

Posted by on Feb 14, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Margarets Scottish Wedding Dress Restoration

A Wedding Dress Story By Margaret N. I fell in love with my wedding dress the moment I saw it. It was not at all the style I planned for but knew in my heart the moment I tried it on. I was transported to that little girl who dreamed of her day as a “Princess” on her wedding day. I continued to try on another 6 dresses to be sure this was the right one! My girlfriends that went with me knew it too, as they saw the joy on my face. It was such a good day. It was perfect, nothing else compared to it. I bought my wedding gown in a little private wedding dress store in Bedford,...

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From Trash Bag to Glorious Gown

Posted by on Dec 28, 2017 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Wedding Gown Restoration, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

From Trash Bag to Glorious Gown

A Wedding Dress Story By Abigail Greene I have been close with my grandmother my whole life. It is my dads mom and we call her ‘Gwag’. My grandmothers dress spent most of its life inside a trash bag. The only time it was out was when her grandchildren asked to try it on. We played dress up in her wedding gown all the time! I told her when I was about 12 years old that I would wear it down the isle one day. I recently got engaged this past November and it was right as everyone started moving. My fiancé and I had purchased my fathers house and my dad moved down the street. My...

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Mary Anne’s 1870’s Vintage Wedding Dress Restoration

Posted by on Oct 11, 2017 in Before and After, Heirloom Garment Restoration, Vintage Weddings, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Restoration | 3 comments

Mary Anne’s 1870’s Vintage Wedding Dress Restoration

Mary Anne brought this very old and very fragile wedding gown to us to restore.  What a treasure for her to own this 1870’s vintage brocade and peau de soie wedding dress with lace cuffs. This tiny gown also had pleats and lace at hemline.  It had yellowed significantly and was in fair condition. However, it was in amazing condition considering it’s age. We set up Heritage Couture™ treatment for the vintage wedding gown which included several hours to hand baste the pleats and remove boning before careful hand cleaning and whitening. The lace at the sleeves and neckline was...

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