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Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Preservation in Connecticut

Kathryn’s Wedding Gown Preservation in Connecticut

Bride Kathryn and her groom Todd not only got married in front of their closest family and friends, but also in front of some of the most beautiful animals on Earth!  They had their fall nuptials last year at The Bronx Zoo in New York.  Read more about her unique wedding and dress below!


When was your wedding and where did it take place?

We got married on October 4, 2014 at the Bronx Zoo in New York.  We had the ceremony at the Rhino House and the reception in the old Lion house.  It was so amazing to have our entire event here–the wedding was held after hours so that we had the whole zoo all to ourselves along with our wedding guests.  It was too perfect for words!

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When did you know that your wedding gown was “the one”?

I fell in love with my Mark Zunino wedding dress the moment I laid eyes on it.  It seemed absolutely perfect for a zoo wedding and when I went to try on the gown at Kleinfeld in NYC, I even had the opportunity to meet the designer Mark in person and take a photo with him.

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What  is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?

My favorite memory from my wedding day was when Todd and I did our “first look”  before the ceremony.  It was so amazing getting a chance to be alone together and take some amazing photos before the start of our ceremony.

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Why did you want to get your wedding gown cleaned and preserved?

The dress has such special meaning–to me it’s priceless because this was the gown in which I became a wife.  I could never imagine selling the gown after the wedding, so I knew I had to get it cleaned and preserved so that I could keep it forever as a family heirloom.

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Why did you decide to bring your wedding dress to a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?

My mother actually found Orange Restoration Labs in Orange, CT from a recommendation on a Facebook Group page called CT Wedding Tag Sale.  When she did further research, she felt that Sally was absolutely the right person to bring my wedding gown to.  Sally was extremely professional and very obviously an expert in all things wedding gowns and we just knew we could trust her to do the job right!


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Photographer credit: Kevin Trimmer

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