With a desire to intertwine family history into the wedding day, many brides turn to an heirloom gown or veil. Wearing a vintage wedding dress or bridal gown from a mother, grandmother, aunt, sister, or any other part of your family or close circle of friends can add a nostalgic feeling that is uniquely priceless.
Your heirloom gown may be very fragile. It may need to be lined and mended, or hemmed. Even if you are close in size of the original bride, your family gown may not precisely fit and require some level of restructuring or restyling to accommodate your figure and posture. Our expert designers are skillful and creative when it comes to matching and complementing heirloom fabrics, as well as adding personalization all your own.
We can also help with unique and clever ideas to incorporate your family heritage piece into your wedding day. Your family may have heirloom jewelry sewn into the gown or veil itself. A ring bearer pillow or a handbag can also be made from a part of the vintage family gown. Some brides sew a piece of the heirloom dress into their new gown. You might even display the gown or photographs of its history at the reception where everyone can appreciate its legacy.
Be sure to take your priceless gown to our professionals at Clarissa Boutique, who will look over your dress and/or veil with you and discuss the best options. Here the design will be truly inspirational and the end result expertly crafted.