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Angela’s Wedding Gown Preservation in Florida

Angela’s Wedding Gown Preservation in Florida

Bride Angela had not one, but two ceremonies for her big day, in order to honor and celebrate her husband’s Indian heritage.  Read more about her wedding and see her two beautiful dresses below!


When was your wedding and where did it take place?
We got married on March 22nd, 2014 and had two ceremonies–one was at the Guru Nanak Society Gurudwara and the other was at Saint Xavier Church, both in Cincinnati, Ohio.  The reception was held at The Bell Event Centre, also in Cincinnati.

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When did you know that your wedding gown was “the one”?
When I first put on the Maggie Sottero Lena gown, I looked at myself in the mirror and had goosebumps.  I had my selections narrowed down to two dresses–my sisters all preferred the 2nd dress, but something in my gut told me that this Lena gown was something special.  Once I realized that, the choice was clear!

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What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
I would say that my favorite moment was at the reception.  Seeing members from both our families (including my parents who normally do not dance) out on the dance floor dancing to Indian music together was such a beautiful sight.  I loved how both cultures really embraced each other.


Why did you want to get your wedding gown preserved?
I want to keep it for my future daughter–whether she wants to wear it as is or use parts of it to create her own gown, I know it will be treasured in our family.


Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?

I knew it was an important and delicate item, so I couldn’t just leave it with anyone!  I knew that the professionals at Oceanside Cleaners would give it the proper care it deserved.

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Photographer Credit: Jonathan Gibson Photography