Beautiful bride, Connie, fell in love with the floral lace dress loved by her grandmother, who showed her the gown to cheer her up when her original wedding venue was canceled.
Connie, who married electrician Sam Bell, decided to wear it after completely falling in love with the gown, worn by Margaret when she exchanged nuptials with her husband Michael 50 years ago.
Connie’s mum Jo White, 47, said: ‘We were all talking about Connie’s wedding which was the hot topic of conversation and my mum Margaret said she had been sorting some old things out and came across her own dress. ‘I think Connie was a little curious by it, but she loved it and just fell in love with it as soon as she put it on. I think it was the whole sentiment of it. ‘The dress cost £50 when my mum bought it 50 years ago – but it cost £70 to get it dry cleaned two weeks before Connie’s wedding. ‘We had no time to do the alterations – we had two weeks so there was just no time.’
Speaking about the reception of her wedding dress, Connie, an educational building supervisor, said: ‘There were actual tears when I tried it on – but a lot of people were surprised and shocked that it was my grandma’s dress and was 50 years old. ‘I really wanted to wear it from the moment I tried it on – there was no going back. ‘It still had confetti from the day the dress was worn in 1966 so I just had to keep that on there. The dress has a rose around the belt and had some confetti in it. ‘At first I was worried that the dress wouldn’t fit because my grandma was tiny when she was younger – I couldn’t believe it when it was the perfect fit.’