Molly’s Wedding Gown Cleaning in Florida
Molly’s wedding gown was such a treasure to her that she cried when she brought it to Oceanside Cleaners after her wedding. But despite the tears, she knew her gown was in excellent hands and was over the moon when she picked up her spotless gown. Read more about her wedding and dress below!
When was your wedding and where did it take place?
We got married on February 28th, 2014 and had both the ceremony and reception at The White Room in St. Augustine, Florida.
Who is the designer of your wedding gown?
The gown is part of the Allure Bridal collection and I purchased the dress at Debra’s Bridal Shop in Jacksonville, Florida.
When did you know that your wedding dress was “the one”?
Interestingly enough, I actually went to Debra’s Bridal Shop for a Maggie Sottero trunk show. The bridal specialist pulled a ton of dresses for me to try on and this Allure one ended up being the 2nd dress I tried on! I knew it was absolutely the one before I walked out of the fitting room to show the dress to my mom, step-mom and sister. It made me feel so much like a bride and it was stunning. It was exactly what I had envisioned myself wearing on my wedding day and very much my style. After I saw the looks on their faces when I stepped out of the dressing room, I knew my search was over. I didn’t even bother trying on any other dresses after this one!
What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
My wedding day was hands down the best day of my life. I just had an incredible time with my husband, friends and family. If I had to pick my favorite memory, it would be during our ceremony. As we were saying our vows, a tear dropped from my eye and my husband Jesus wiped it from my face. It was the sweetest moment ever!
Why did you want to get your wedding gown cleaned and preserved?
I had to get my gown cleaned because it was so dirty from the reception! We had danced the night away and the bottom of my dress got so dirty. Also, someone spilled red wine on it (which I didn’t notice until I got back to my hotel room..but it was fine because Lily at Oceanside Cleaners got every single stain and piece of dirt off my dress!) I decided to preserve my gown as well because I wanted it to stay as beautiful as it was on my wedding day for years to come. Oh and I totally plan to prance around in it again. It’s so beautiful!
Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
My gown means the world to me. I will never forget how I felt in it, and how it still makes me feel today. I will cherish the moments and memories from my wedding day forever. So I could only let the best clean and preserve my gown! Even though I worried about it for months, whenever I would speak with Lily, she always made me feel so much better.
I wanted someone who would love and appreciate my dress and handle it as if it were their own, someone I could trust. Lily exceeded my expectations. I cried when I left it to be cleaned and I cried again when I picked it up and saw how professionally packed and beautiful it was. I would highly recommend Oceanside Cleaners to any bride in the area!
Photographer Credit: Kristen Morgan with LanierStar Photography