Darlene’s Wedding Gown Preservation in California
Bride Darlene only tried on one wedding gown but immediately knew it was the one! She took her beautiful and original Kleinfeld gown to the experts at GreenStreets Cleaners in California where she knew it would be carefully cleaned and preserved. Read more about her day and see the gorgeous San Francisco wedding in our Q&A below!
When was your wedding and where did it take place?
My wedding date was September 13, 2014 in San Francisco, CA. The ceremony was held at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the reception at Pavilion by the Bay in Treasure Island. The reception had views of the Bay Bridge, the San Francisco Skyline, and the Golden Gate Bridge; it was absolutely stunning!
When did you know that your wedding gown was “the one”?
I had only tried on one wedding gown, but when I walked out and saw my fiancé’s face and his mouth drop—I knew it was the one. I know my fiancé wasn’t supposed to see the dress before the wedding, but we happened to see the store and walked in. The dress is an original Kleinfeld gown, which I bought at Priscilla of Boston, here in San Francisco. I had a little trouble finding a place that would alter my dress. When places saw the brand of my dress, I was turned away because they weren’t confident enough to help with the alterations.
What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
My absolute favorite memory of my wedding day is when I was walking down the aisle with my parents; I could see from afar my groom was getting emotional at the altar. I have never seen him cry tears of joy before since he’s a manly man… but on our wedding day I saw the sensitive side of him.
Why did you want to get your wedding gown cleaned and preserved?
I wanted to get my dress cleaned and preserved because it is so absolutely beautiful. I want to show my daughter one day and I’m hoping she will want to wear it on her special day.
Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned and preserved by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
I didn’t want to bring my dress to just anywhere. I did a lot of research and found GreenStreets Cleaners. I wanted to make sure my dress was in safe hands. When my husband and I walked into GreenStreets Cleaners, the facility was clean and the staff was friendly. I left the cleaners at ease.
Photography credit: Miguel Plascensia