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My grandmother's wedding dress

Aug 8, 2011 in Vintage scans


A few photos of me wearing my (maternal) grandmother’s wedding dress. The dress is beautiful but unfortunately beyond repair, with rips and holes everywhere. I had to stitch it up a little bit and pose with the most presentable side towards the camera.

They’re unfortunately not the greatest photos and I don’t look my best, but after getting out of it once I didn’t feel like trying again another day. It’s kind of hard to get off and I of course had to do it very carefully and slowly not too rip it more, so I could hardly breathe with it over my head and kept panicking until I got it off!

My grandparents were married in the summer of 1946 and the dress was originally white. It was dyed yellow later for another occasion (someone else’s wedding I think).

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