Taryn’s Wedding Dress Preservation in California
Taryn had been together with her significant other for eight years before they decided to tie the knot, making their ceremony a beautiful testament to infinite love. After the wedding, GreenStreets Cleaners tended to her Nicole Miller dress and Jayna Jones veil, preserving both alongside each other so that a future daughter or niece could one day also enjoy their beauty.
When was your wedding date and where was it held?
Our wedding date was June 18, 2016 at the San Francisco Film Centre at the Presidio. Many of our guests were able to stay at the Inn at the Presidio for the weekend, so it was nice to have everyone all in the same spot!
Who is the designer of your gown and where did you purchase it?
My dress is Nicole Miller, purchased at Lovely Bride in San Francisco and altered by YunYun Wong. I had my cathedral length veil made in Santa Barbara, where my husband and I met, by Jayna Jones ( http://www.thedressbride.com/)
When did you know that your gown was “the one”?
I tried on many, many dresses. I was looking for a dress that was more streamlined and figure conscious because I am petite. I wanted something that was classic and elegant – when I loved two Nicole Miller dresses I knew I’d found the right designer!
What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
The speeches were an incredible part of our wedding day; you could feel the love in the room. After speeches everyone hit the dance floor and stayed there for the rest of the night! We had a very vibrant group of people and an excellent DJ.
Did your wedding ceremony follow any specific tradition(s) or have a theme? Alternatively, did something funny/peculiar/weird happen during the wedding ceremony that you would like to share?
Essentially our wedding was about celebrating timeless love. We have been together for 8 years so our wedding was about celebrating a new chapter but also about celebrating the commitment we’ve already made to each other! We live in San Francisco so it was incredible to get married in the city we love and share our favorite place, The Presidio, with our family and friends. The welcome event was at Sessions in the Presidio, guests stayed at the Inn at the Presidio, the wedding was at the Film Centre, and the “adieu” event on Sunday was at Off the Grid Picnic at the Presidio.
Why did you want to get your gown cleaned and preserved?
I am preserving my dress because if I have a daughter (or niece) I want to give her the option of wearing mine or using pieces from it. I am preserving my veil alongside the dress, too, in case that fits into her vision!
Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
I felt like I could trust GreenStreets with my dress and veil. The team has been great to work with and they were able to work on the quote for my wedding dress while I was on my honeymoon.
Photographer: Jessica Miriam Photography