Bride Becomes 11th Woman to Wear 120 Year Old Family Wedding Dress

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Bride Becomes 11th Woman to Wear 120 Year Old Family Wedding Dress
Mon 28-09-2015

One bride is taking her "something old" to whole new level!

While some brides spend years searching for the perfect gown, for Abigail Kingston from Pennsylvania, USA, her perfect wedding dress was always waiting in the wings.

That’s because the 30-year-old is just the latest in a long line of women to inherit the right to wear the family wedding gown.

In fact, she’s the 11th bride to take it for a spin on her big day.

The historic dress was first worn by Mary Lowry Warren, Abigail’s great-great-grandmother, for her wedding in 1895.

Unsurprisingly, after 120 years in service, the dress was in less than mint condition when Abigail received it. In fact, it was in a bit of a state.

Talking to Leigh Valley Live, Abigail explained: ‘I thought it’s just not possible… I’m just not going to be able to wear it.’

But as we all know, where there’s a will there’s a way, and Abigail and her mother Leslie decided that the dress was worth the effort.

They took the dress to wedding dress designer Deborah Lopresti, who spent an incredible 200 hours restoring the gown to its former glory.

Talking about why they went to so much effort, Leslie Kingston explained: ‘It’s not just the dress that’s been handed down… It’s the love.’