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Sara’s Wedding Gown Preservation in Connecticut

Sara’s Wedding Gown Preservation in Connecticut

Sara’s husband Ben asked her to marry him in beautiful Argentina (where they were living at the time) and planned the wedding of their dreams in just 7 months back home in Connecticut.  Read our Q&A with her below!


When and where was your wedding?

We got married on July 14, 2012 at The Waterview in Monroe, Connecticut.  It was a gorgeous day–we couldn’t have asked for better weather!

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

I purchased my Jasmine gown at Julie Allen Bridal in Newtown, CT.  Prior to dress shopping, I had an image of my dream gown in my mind–I wanted something simple with a sweetheart neckline and a beaded belt.  Every dress I tried on there got me closer and closer to what I was looking for until the wonderful staff at Julie Allen found the perfect one.  The belt was actually not originally part of the dress, but when they added it on to the Jasmine gown, I just knew it was the one.  An additional feature of the dress I fell in love with was the back, which had buttons all the way down to the bottom.  I later learned that my grandmother’s wedding dress also had the same detail!

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What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?

It’s hard to choose just one! But I would have to say the walk down the aisle.  Every girl dreams of this moment and I was no different.  When I turned the corner and saw Ben, I couldn’t have been more excited!   He had a huge smile on his face (as did I) and I’ll never forget the beautiful summer day with our family and friends around as we became husband and wife.

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

There was never a question that I would have my dress cleaned and preserved.  I’d like to think someday I’ll see it worn again as it truly is a stunning gown.

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Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?

My friend had her gown cleaned and preserved by Orange Restoration Labs and recommended them to me. She said how much she enjoyed working with Sally and how they did a wonderful job, which is something I agree with!

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Photography Credit: Jake Koteen