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Crystal’s Wedding Gown Preservation in Florida

Crystal’s Wedding Gown Preservation in Florida

Bride Crystal knew the moment she purchased her wedding gown that she wanted to keep it as an heirloom piece for the rest of her life.  She brought her gown to the wedding gown Specialists at Oceanside Cleaners in Jacksonville, Florida to clean and preserve her gown with the utmost care.  Read more about her wedding and dress below!


When was your wedding and where did it take place?
We got married on September 6th, 2014 at the Beach United Methodist Church in Jacksonville, Florida and had our reception at Naval Station Mayport.

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When did you know that your wedding gown was “the one”?
My Oleg Cassini wedding gown was not my top choice of gowns to try on at David’s Bridal.  My sister (who was also my matron of honor) insisted that I try this dress on first.  It was the best idea ever!  I ended up loving this dress.  My second and third choices didn’t seem to fit my style and vision for my perfect wedding gown.  I tried on the Oleg Cassini gown one final time before leaving the store and I just knew I had to have that wedding dress.

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What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
After we were pronounced as husband and wife, the DJ began to play the song “Happy” by Pharrell.  Our guests absolutely loved it and as I walked hand in hand with my new husband, I knew this would be a moment that I would cherish forever–it was one of the happiest moments of my life indeed!

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Why did you want to get your wedding gown cleaned and preserved?
Other than my new life partner and endless memories, the most tangible memento from such an amazing celebration of love was my wedding dress. I had my wedding dress cleaned and preserved because I wanted this piece of my wedding day to last a lifetime.

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Why did you decide to get your wedding gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
I took my dress to Oceanside Cleaners because I knew they consistently provided a high quality service and I wanted the absolute best care for my dress.  After meeting Lily for a consultation, I learned that they were members of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists. I had no doubt in my mind that I made the right decision.  It was a pleasure working with Lily and I highly recommend Oceanside Cleaners and the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists to anyone. They did an amazing job!


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Photographer credit: Evan Hampton Photography