Cecilia’s Wedding Gown Preservation in California
Bride Cecilia got married in her ultimate Dream Dress: a gown that was first custom made for her by a San Francisco-based designer, and then later adorned with additional beads by a different artist. Cecilia put in a lot of effort to create this prized and meaningful possession; of course she could not ask just anyone to clean and preserve this special wedding gown! GreenStreets Cleaners once again demonstrated the impeccable skill and experience with which Sean and the rest of the crew handle these fragile wedding garments. Read on for a short questionnaire with Cecilia and make sure to take a peek at our selection of her stunning wedding photos below:
When was your wedding date?
March 5th, 2016
What was your wedding location and venue name?
The wedding took place in Rosario, Argentina (my hometown), and the venue name is Punta Barranca, which is located right by the Paraná river.
Who is the designer of your gown and where did you purchase it?
My dress was custom made for me by Atelier des Modistes (San Francisco), and hand beaded by an artist in Rosario.
When did you know that your gown was “the one”?
I wanted a classic, timeless dress and Suzanne at the Atelier des Modistes was the only one who understood what I wanted. We took great care in choosing the fabrics, and I chose all the Swarovski and Czech beads.
What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
Every minute of it was special, and I’m particularly grateful to have been able to share the joy with my loving grandparents.
Why did you want to get your gown cleaned and preserved?
Initially, I wanted to sell it, but I changed my mind and decided to save it. Perhaps a future daughter would like to wear it.
Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
I took great care in designing my dress, and choosing a good cleaner was equally important. I contacted GreenStreets Cleaners because of the glowing reviews I had read online, but I made my final decision to hire them after speaking to Sean [Gilmore], who is not only knowledgeable and responsible, but also a pleasure to talk to. He took time to explain how the cleaning process works, and reassured me that my dress was in good hands.
Photography credit: Aguiar. Photo & Video