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Esther’s Wedding Dress Preservation in Alberta

Esther’s Wedding Dress Preservation in Alberta

Esther and Greg got married in the Canadian countryside, with mountains and a lake creating a stunning backdrop for their June nuptials last year.  Association member Drycleaning by Dave took excellent care of her beautiful gown before and after her big day.  Read more about her wedding and see her gorgeous photos below!


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When was your wedding and where did it take place?
We got married on June 8, 2013 in Banff, Alberta.  We got married at the St. Mary’s church in Banff and had our reception at the Glacier Salon at Banff Park Lodge.  The views of the mountains were absolutely stunning!


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When did you know that your wedding gown was “the one”?
Believe it or not, I actually got my Pronovias Georgia dress on Kijiji (the Canadian equivalent of Craigslist).  I wanted something that was beautiful, classic and timeless, but something that was also well within my budget.  I knew I had made the right decision when the dress arrived and it fit perfectly without needing any alterations.  Not only was it extremely cost effective but it was also in perfect condition!


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What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
I would have to say that my favorite wedding day memory is of walking down the aisle and peering through my veil and seeing my friends, family and of course my future husband-to-be, Greg.  It was a perfect moment!


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Why did you want to get your gown cleaned and preserved?
I actually had the gown steamed prior to the wedding in order to get the lengthy train straightened.  After the big day, I had originally planned on selling the gown but ultimately decided to keep it.  Not only was it important for me to have the gown cleaned, but what better way to display a wedding gown than in a preservation box!?


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Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
DryCleaning by Dave has a location in Canmore which does deliveries and pick-ups in Banff, so they made it incredibly easy for me to transport the gown to them instead of having to bring it all the way back home in Calgary.  They have excellent reviews in the area and I’ve also had several friends and family members who enthusiastically recommended their wedding gown services.


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Photographer credit: Kevin Stenhouse Photography