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Emma’s Wedding Dress Preservation in Victoria, Australia

Emma’s Wedding Dress Preservation in Victoria, Australia

Today we’re featuring another Aussie bride! Association of Wedding Gown Specialists members are located in over 500 cities worldwide, and our presence is growing in Australia.  Check out our Q&A with beautiful bride Emma below!


When was your wedding and where did it take place?
We got married on March 16, 2013.  The ceremony was held at St. John’s Uniting Church in Essendon, Victoria and the reception was at Caroline Springs, Victoria.




How long did it take to plan your wedding?
We were actually engaged for a really long time…5 years to be exact!  It didn’t take us nearly as long to plan the wedding itself though–we were able to complete all the planning within one year.




When did you know that your wedding dress was “the one”?
I purchased my Roz La Kelin wedding gown at Fairytales Bridal in Moonee Ponds.  I knew my gown was the one when my mum had a moment and got teary-eyed as I came out of the fitting room.  It was the very first gown in that store that I had tried on.  Afterwards, none of the other gowns I tried on gave my mum the same emotional reaction.




What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
Hands down, the best moment of the day was saying “I Do” and subsequently changing my last name so that my husband, daughter and I all finally shared the same last name.




Why did you want to get your dress cleaned and preserved?
I wanted to get the gown cleaned and preserved so that I can save it for my daughter.  I love my dress so much, so I wanted to make sure to give it the proper care it deserved.





Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
I brought my dress to Hyde’s Quality Dry Cleaners because they are highly recognised and trusted in the Gisborne area.  I have had many dresses and clothing items cleaned at Hyde’s and have always been extremely happy!



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