Wedding Gown Stories

What makes your wedding gown special to you? Where did you buy it? Was it love at first sight? Tell us the details of your wedding gown story

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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Adrienne’s Beautiful Custom Gown

Posted by on May 30, 2019 in Wedding Gown Care, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Adrienne’s Beautiful Custom Gown

Wedding Dress StoryBy Adrienne V. I wore my wedding dress to my outdoor July 2018 wedding at Fernbrook Farms. I wasn’t sure what I was looking for when I first started looking for dresses, but the dress I chose was actually one of the first I tried on. Adrienne’s stunning dress was perfect for an outdoor wedding. I ultimately bought my dress from the designer herself at one of her flagship stores in NYC- Sarah Seven Bridal. The back of the gown’s detail is absolutely lovely! I combined the dress I loved with the train of another style gown that...

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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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Loren’s Something Blue is her Wedding Dress

Posted by on Feb 12, 2019 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Loren’s Something Blue is her Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress StoryBy Loren R.  I searched for my wedding dress at major bridal salons up and down the East coast before finding the dress in Columbus, Ohio at La Jeune Mariee Bridal.  The gown I chose was the first dress I tried on and I knew immediately that it was the one. The light blue in my gown is not only my favorite color, but is also the color of my alma mater, Spelman College. The matching custom veil was made by Sara Gabriel Veils, and features a white to deep blue ombre color, adorned with ombre blue Swarovski crystals. Loren’s wedding...

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Yes to the Dress at the 6th Bridal Shop

Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 1 comment

Yes to the Dress at the 6th Bridal Shop

A Wedding Dress StoryBy Milisa O’Reilly I fell in love with my wedding dress the minute I put it on.  After visiting multiple wedding dress shops (6 to be exact) over the weekend, this was the last dress I tried on.    The funny thing was I had a few that my wedding party loved.  I did too but when I tried on this one, I did not wait for them to say yes.. I just blurted out yes to the dress and everything with it.   Dress bought from :   Bridal & Formal in the Reading Bridal District in Cincinnati, OHWedding Venue: The Metropolitan at the 9, Cleveland, OHWedding...

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Wedding Gown Restyled for 25 year Anniversary

Posted by on Nov 30, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Wedding Gown Restyled for 25 year Anniversary

A Wedding Dress Story By Robin Svendsen This is the original wedding dress that I purchased back in 1993. I am the only one that has worn it. My sleeves were really puffy back in the 90’s which was the style, so I had them altered this year for my 25 year anniversary which I surprised my husband when I wore my dress again 25 years later down the aisle for a vow renewal. He got very emotional. Everything was original except for the sleeves. I purchased this dress in Chicago on a whim, I was on vacation and decided to peek in the bride store. My maid of honor cried when I put it on so I...

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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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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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Tough Diana Wears Girly Wedding Dress

Posted by on Aug 31, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Tough Diana Wears Girly Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Diana Neudorf So, everyone was shocked when I picked what we were calling “the pink dress” while I was at Bella’s trying on different gowns. I am notorious for trying to be tough and never wore pink because I thought it was too girly. But, that was before I met my husband, Jesse. Jesse and I started dating when my son was about a year old and my relationship with his biological father was extremely volatile and toxic. I was more tough than ever after that was over! Or at least I thought so. But Jesse always just loved me. I could be who I was with...

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Art Deco Wedding Dress for Rebeccah

Posted by on Aug 17, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Art Deco Wedding Dress for Rebeccah

A Wedding Dress Story By Rebeccah Baker I was married to Kendall C. Free at the Hast Farm in Cumberland, Maryland on May 5, 2018. I had always pictured wearing an Art Deco style wedding dress, but I was having trouble finding a gown within my budget. Last fall while browsing online I came across a gorgeous fully beaded Deco style dress and immediately made an appointment at BHLDN in Georgetown, Washington D.C. My mom and I went to the dress appointment and picked out a few gowns to try on. The Art Deco gown was the first dress I wore and once I saw it in the mirror I knew I had found the...

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