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Meredith's Wedding Gown Preservation in Connecticut

Meredith met the love of her life at the Naval Academy-- a connection so significant that they decided to host their wedding at the Academy Chapel. She wore a sweetheart Watters wedding gown the day in honor, which was later shipped off to be cleaned and preserved for her by Orange Restoration Labs. Meredith was warmly recommended this particular Specialist by Betsy Robinson, the bridal salon where she'd found her gown, and she was not disappointed by the result! Read on for this truly charming bride's special day story and check out all the beautiful photos of the event:  

USNA wedding ceremony.

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Tracey's Wedding Dress Restoration in Massachusetts

Tracey had her family heirloom wedding gown restored at Dependable Cleaners in Massachusetts. Handmade in the early 50's and last worn by Tracey's mom in 1984, the dress had become so deteriorated over the years that Tracey thought nothing short of a miracle could revive it... Find Tracey's heartfelt testimonial—with photos from her wedding and the full story of the gown—below!  

 

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Michelle's Wedding Dress Preservation in Ohio

Real Bride Michelle had the pleasure of wearing her dramatic and sweet Hayley Paige gown twice--first for the Mexico destination wedding, and then again two weeks later for her Ohio reception! Thanks to our Ohio member Kimmel Cleaners, Michelle didn't have a single worry about having it look its very best for both joyful occasions. 

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Morgan's Wedding Gown Preservation in Florida

Morgan took her lovely Allure gown to Oceanside Cleaners in Jacksonville, Florida to get it cleaned and preserved. She looked absolutely stunning on her New Year's wedding day. Read on for Morgan's best memories of the ceremony and her favorite photos from it! 

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Kendrika's Wedding Gown Preservation in California

Real Bride Kendrika looked absolutely stunning for her wedding. She walked down the aisle dressed in her mother's wedding gown--a beautiful, self-designed French lace masterpiece--and a cathedral length veil with a lace trim that was hand-sewed on. One of our prominent members in California, Door to Door Cleaners did a splendid job cleaning and preserving this true family heirloom of 42 years. Read Kendrika's mom's touching responses to our questionnaire, and check out the photographic documentation of the event, below:

Beautiful vintage French lace wedding gown

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Kristen's Wedding Gown Restoration in Ohio

Kristen wore a very special gown for her wedding--it was originally designed by Kristen's grandmother in 1958 and was then passed down to Kristen's mother. Fifty-eight years later, it was Kristen's turn to get married! Our member in Ohio, Kimmel Wedding Gown Preservation and Restoration, altered and restored the gown for Kristen, making it as flawless for her third-generation nuptials as it was at her grandmother's wedding. Check out the full post for more on Kristen's touching story!

,vintage wedding gown restored and worn by three generations

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Alicia's Wedding Gown Preservation in Connecticut
Real bride Alicia, who wore Maggie Sottero for her nuptials, came to Sally Conant, Ph.D of Orange Restoration Labs to clean and preserve her gown. Alicia chose to have her ceremony on the same day as her parents and grandparents did, many years before her, making the day that much more special. Sally caringly preserved Alicia's dress, thus ensuring that this beautiful part of her sacred day will last a lifetime. To read about Alicia's Connecticut wedding and see more of her breathtaking photos, continue to the full blog post below! 
   
Bird's eye view of the bride going down the stairs in her Maggie Sottero dress
 
These Dresses Offer Fresh Takes on Old Classics

For today's entry, we have opened up the doors to a guest writer! Wendy Dessler via Outreach Mama, in collaboration with Azazie, explores ways of adding a contemporary touch to the classic bridesmaid look. Read the full article below for helpful tips on picking color and accessories for your girls-- we are certain you will get inspired for your big day!

guest post about bridesmaids style by Azazie

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Amy's Wedding Gown Preservation on Hamilton Island

On a harmonious, aptly sunny and likewise breezy Australian November day, Amy wore a custom-designed, light champagne wedding gown for her nuptial proceedings. The setting was the panoramic coast of Queensland, Australia, where the rich naval views beautifully accentuated the wedding's natural color scheme. Our wonderful member in Australia, Master Drycleaners, ensured that this unforgettable memory lasts forever by carefully cleaning and masterfully preserving the bride's one-of-a-kind wedding gown. Get the full scoop on Amy's Real Bride Spotlight below:   

bride with groom getting hitched on Hamilton Island, Australia

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Aya's Wedding Dress Cleaning in California

Aya got married to the love of her life wearing a mesmerizing Marisa gown in a fairytale-like California setting. Surrounded by their friends and family from all over the world, the happy couple became Mr. and Mrs. in a humorous yet sentimental ceremony. GreenStreets Cleaners took great care of Aya's dress following the outdoors ceremony, ensuring it looked just as marvelous as it did when the bride first put it on! 

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