Bride Hannah trusted the expert wedding gown specialists at Iowa Bridal Preservation in Mount Pleasant, Iowa to clean and preserve her beloved wedding gown after they had personally cleaned and preserved her grandmother’s wedding gown. Read more about her dress and wedding in our Q&A below!
Q. When was your wedding and where did it take place?
A. We got married on May 30th, 2015 at the Newman Catholic Center in Iowa City, Iowa. Our reception was held at The Sheraton in downtown Iowa City.
Q. When did you know that your gown was “the one”?
A. I had actually found my dream wedding gown online! I saw photos of it and fell in love. Before I was able to track down bridal shops that carried the gown, I did go to several bridal salons to try on other dresses, but not a single other gown compared to the one I saw online. Finally I was able to track down the Stephanie Allin gown at Mestads and once I tried it on, I knew it was perfect!
Q. What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?
A. My favorite memory was finally arriving at the back of the church. I could see my future husband at the altar and my extreme nervousness completely vanished. It was a huge wave of relief and excitement, and I was able to focus on exactly why I wanted to marry him in the first place.
Q. Why did you want to get your wedding gown cleaned and preserved?
A. I am absolutely in love with my dress, so there was no doubt that I’d want to keep that dress forever! I’d also love to re-use the lace in the gown one day–perhaps as a baptismal gown or a future daughter’s wedding gown.
Q. Why did you decide to bring your gown to a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?
A. My mother had brought my grandmother’s wedding gown to the expert team at Iowa Bridal Preservation some time ago, and it looked absolutely FANTASTIC when it came back. The gown was initially a complete mess and had been for years, so when the team restored it, it almost looked like a totally different dress when it came back! After that amazing experience, I knew I could trust them to care for my gown.
Photographer Credit: Macy Marie Photography