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Redesigned Heirloom Wedding Gown

The bride is a vision in a heirloom wedding gown that represents over 93 years of marriage.

The Bride

Allison wore her grandmother’s original wedding dress from 1953. The original gown, made of Chantilly lace with long-sleeves and a hoop skirt, was also worn by Allison’s mother who had previously redesigned the dress. Janice and her team updated the gown once again for a modern wedding day.

The Gown

The base of the gown was constructed out of a new, very pale peach silk organza. The bodice is lined with the original Chantilly lace, covered with a sheer tule for an extra layer of protection. For a finishing touch, the entire bodice is sprinkled with Swarovski crystals.

Like many modern brides, Allison appreciates the sentimentality of wearing her family's wedding gown.
The bodice is lined with her grandmother's original Chantilly lace.
The gown was redesigned once before by the bride's mother in the 1980s.
For a finishing touch, the bodice was sprinkled with Swarovski crystals.
The original fabric covering the bodice was layered with tulle for an extra layer of protection.

Working with Janice was one of the most enjoyable and unique experiences of my wedding planning process. It isn’t every day that you have a dress designed and tailored for your body!

—Bride Allison : Read More
The bride poses in the gown before its recreation with her mother and grandmother.
Janice used scraps of the original lace to create a garter belt, complete with 'something blue' bow.
The skirt consists of three layers of white and peach silk organza.
The new gown is both modern and romantic.
The bride glows with her husband-to-be in her heirloom wedding gown.
Janice also repurposed Allison's mother's wedding veil to be worn on her wedding day.

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