Morgan’s Wedding Gown Preservation in Florida
Morgan took her lovely Allure gown to Oceanside Cleaners in Jacksonville, Florida to get it cleaned and preserved. She looked absolutely stunning on her New Year’s wedding day. Read on for Morgan’s best memories of the ceremony and her favorite photos from it!
When was your wedding date and where did it take place?
I had a New Year’s wedding! It was on December 31st, 2016, in White Dog Plantation Havana, FL.
When did you know that your gown was “the one”?
The moment I put it on! I never thought with my height and shape that I would be able to wear a fitted dress (even though secretly that’s what I really wanted). When I put it on I knew it was the one and everyone else did too! I tried on about two more dresses, but was begging to try back on “the one” and when I did all the feels (and tears) started flowing!
What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
Oh wow! That’s a hard one. There were so many favorite memories from our day, but I would have to say out of all of them the most special one was the “first look” with my dad. He’s my best friend!
Why did you want to get your gown cleaned and preserved?
I wanted to get my gown cleaned and preserved because when I have children one day I think it will be special for them to be able to see it in person and maybe even wear it on their big day!
What made your wedding ceremony feel extra special?
My favorite part of our ceremony was the unity. We chose to do the washing of hands where we used an old washstand that belongs to my grandmother. It is a staple piece in her living room and I remember growing up always wanting to play with it but never being allowed. It was so special to be able to use it on our wedding day! Not to mention, Ryan’s best friend and groomsmen sang and played the guitar during the unity ceremony which made it even that much more special!
Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
I chose Oceanside Gown Specialists to clean my gown not only because Clare is a college friend of mine, but also because they do amazing work and I knew that my dress would be in the best hands possible!
Photographer credit: Woodland Fields Photography Tallahassee, FL