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

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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Wedding Dress is Love at First Sight for Erica

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Wedding Dress is Love at First Sight for Erica

A Wedding Dress Story By Erica White This wedding gown was worn by Erica White when she married Anthony Layton in Detroit, Michigan on October 1 2017. The gown was purchased at Bridal Solutions in Kansas city Missouri (where the bride lives). Since we were planning a wedding in Michigan I had already made plans to shop for my dress back in my home state of Michigan when I went home for Thanksgiving. I had already made appoints at Michigan bridal salons with my mom, aunt and two sisters. However I went to a Kansas city Area bridal show and picked up a flyer for a Bridal Solutions in Kansas...

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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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The Perfect Malibu Wedding Dress

Posted by on Jun 14, 2018 in Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

The Perfect Malibu Wedding Dress

A Wedding Dress Story By Diane S. I purchased this gown at L’elite Bridal on Newbury Street in Boston. My wedding and reception were at Rancho del Cielo in Malibu. I went into the appointment with another gown from the website for L’elite Bridal in mind, but ended up falling in love with my dress immediately. Our wedding venue is essentially an intimate garden overlooking the ocean (best of both worlds, and reflective of Malibu in a really lovely way), and I thought that this dress was perfect for it. I couldn’t have asked for better weather on the day of the wedding. We...

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Jen’s Not Too Poofy Perfect Wedding Gown

Posted by on May 29, 2018 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Jen’s Not Too Poofy Perfect Wedding Gown

Jen Backer’s Wedding Dress Story This dress was worn by Jen Backer when she married Jeff the first time on April 6th and the dress she will wear again when she marries him a second time on June 16th. (Why two weddings? The bride and groom live in Arizona; their families and friends live in Wisconsin.) Jen never dreamed about her wedding day, so when it came time to go dress shopping, she was clueless but she knew she didn’t want big and “poofy”. As Jen perused the store – Brilliant Bridal in Mesa, Arizona – the dresses looked too poofy, even though they...

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Nikki Mark Zunino Sample Wedding Dress a Perfect Fit

Posted by on May 17, 2018 in Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Nikki Mark Zunino Sample Wedding Dress a Perfect Fit

A Wedding Dress Story By Nikki Cole Nikki met Joan Roberts, who was the Director of Sales at Kleinfelds in New York City at a wedding in 2011. Nikki and then boyfriend, Jason had a great visit with Joan and her husband and Joan encouraged Nikki to give her a call when she got engaged as she would love to help her select a wedding gown. It was several years later (2014) when Nikki got engaged. She doubted Joan would remember her so she went on her own to the Kleinfeld Bridal store in New York City. But Joan did remember her and gave her a big hug when she saw her and then gave her the royal...

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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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Jamie’s Allure Bridal Gown Beautiful Again

Posted by on Mar 29, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Jamie’s Allure Bridal Gown Beautiful Again

A Wedding Dress Story By Jamie Lovato I married my Husband, Kenneth Lovato on May 26, 2017 at Casa Rondena Winery. I found my dress at Bridal Elegance by Darlene in Albuquerque, NM. It is a great boutique with wonderful Ladies that are so helpful and caring. Check out a few pictures of our beautiful day. Our two boys, Uriah and Nehemiah got to be apart of the festivities. Jamie’s Wedding Dress Preservation We were thrilled to clean and preserve Jamie’s lovely satin and lace Allure Bridal’s wedding dress with beaded embellishments. It must have been a fun celebration because...

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Kelsey’s Lazaro Wedding Dress is Perfect

Posted by on Mar 20, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Kelsey’s Lazaro Wedding Dress is Perfect

A Wedding Dress Story This beautiful wedding dress was worn by Kelsey Sugg when she married Grayson Wallace on her grandparents picturesque property in Dufur, Oregon on September 23rd, 2017. It was the first wedding that has ever been performed there. Kelsey purchased her wedding dress at Ania Bridal in Portland, Oregon. The reception took place on the property as well in an indoor riding arena that was converted into a beautiful reception area. Kelsey and Grayson celebrated their day with about 400 guests. This wedding dress was the first dress she tried on, and she knew it was the perfect...

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Sarah’s Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress is Stunning

Posted by on Mar 14, 2018 in Before and After, Wedding Gown Cleaning, Wedding Gown Preservation, Wedding Gown Stories | 0 comments

Sarah’s Vintage Inspired Wedding Dress is Stunning

A Wedding Dress Story Sarah Crossland married Matt MacFarland on September 30, 2017, at the Glasgow Farm in Fredericksburg, VA. On her wedding day, Sarah wore this vintage-inspired, illusion-back lace gown by Willowby by Watters. Sarah actually had her eye on it before they even got engaged, and when the dress went on sale at BHLDN (shortly after their engagement), she bought it without even trying it on first! Luckily, it fit like a glove—except for the fact that Sarah’s only 5’3″ and the dress was made for someone 6′ tall! She took the dress to Tang’s...

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