Marilyn’s Wedding Dress Preservation in Connecticut
Bride Marilyn knew she wanted to preserve her gorgeous lace Pronovias wedding gown along with her intricately designed cathedral length lace veil after her September nuptials in New York. She trusted Orange Restoration Labs in Orange, Connecticut to expertly clean and preserve her wedding gown, which she will keep as a family heirloom. Read more about her wedding and dress below!
When was your wedding and where did it take place?
We were married on September 12, 2014 at St. Luke’s Church in Whitestone, NY and had our reception at the Glen Island Harbour Club in New Rochelle, NY. It was an absolutely gorgeous day–we coudn’t have asked for better weather!
When did you know that your wedding dress was “the one”?
I knew exactly what type of dress I wanted so I only went to one bridal store, Pronovias in Manhattan. They specialize in lace and have an incredible variety of wedding gown styles. After trying on two dresses, I tried on the “one”, which was a beautiful lace gown. From the moment I saw the look in my mother and sister’s eyes, I just knew it was the the gown I would be getting married in!
What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
My favorite memory from my wedding day was walking down the aisle. It was one of the most nerve-wracking moments in my life but also one of the most beautiful. The look of amazement on my husband’s face will be forever imprinted in my mind.
Why did you want to get your wedding gown cleaned and preserved?
I wanted to have my gown and veil preserved because I absolutely love it. I would love to either frame it in a huge shadow box or pass it on to my future children. Regardless of what I decide to do, I couldn’t imagine it sitting in the back of the closet and eventually turning yellow. It means too much to me!
Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned and preserved by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
I decided to get my dress preserved by Orange Restoration Labs because Sally came highly recommended. I had seen her work before and was in awe of how she restored gowns to their original splendor. My experience with Orange Restoration Labs was amazing! My dress and veil looked just as they did when I first took them home from Pronovias. I especially love the windowed box that Sally put my dress in. I can look at it without taking it out whenever I want. I’m so happy with how everything turned out and will definitely be recommending her services to other brides I know!
Photographer Credit: Forged in the North