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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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. ...

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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...

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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:...

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Family Heirloom Christening Gown Renewed

Posted by on Jan 22, 2019 in Heirloom Garment Restoration, Heirloom Garments | 2 comments

Family Heirloom Christening Gown Renewed

A Family Heirloom StoryBy Carol Kidney This christening gown was made by my Mom, a talented seamstress, for her first-born child in 1956. There was also a blanket that was a gift from my Aunt. The robes were worn by my sister and me. These items were carefully stored until 1977 when they were worn by my brother’s first born son and all my mom and dad’s grandchildren. They were last worn by their youngest grandchild in 1994. The family welcomed the next generation of our family in 2018. Sadly my Mom passed away in 2018...

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Warm Winter Wedding Dresses

Posted by on Jan 11, 2019 in General, Wedding Planning | 0 comments

Warm Winter Wedding Dresses

It’s January and it’s cold outside, unless of course you live below the equator. But for those up north it’s a cold, cold month. If you happen to be planning a winter wedding , please consider your comfort! Most brides think only of how gorgeous their wedding dress is. But, you may really enjoy some outdoor photos, even in winter so warm winter wedding dresses are something you should consider. My daughter was married in December 2016 a day after a terrible snowstorm. It was sooo cold outside (about 9 degrees), but...

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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...

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