She Said Yes to her Grandmother’s Dress

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She Said Yes to her Grandmother’s  Dress

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Zion-Memorial United Church

September 5 at 10:53 PM · 

“SHE SAID YES TO THE DRESS” – was on Sep. 30th @ The United Church in Carleton Place This was a fashion show of wedding dresses – 120 years right up to the present hosted by Jan Ferguson and the ladies of the United Church, and it was so well done.

 

 

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Model- Gracey Patterson
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It’s pretty commonplace nowadays for brides to opt for a vintage wedding dress over a brand new gown. There’s something just a little bit magical about stepping into a piece of clothing that has a whole other history of its own. Not to mention it’s usually a heck of a lot cheaper. But would you ever consider recycling your grandmother’s wedding dress for your own day? Let’s face it, fashion’s completely changed since our grandparents were young. Plus – is it just me, or have you noticed how tiny women’s waists seemed to be back in those days?!

All things considered, choosing to make part of your wedding day less about what you want and more about honouring a treasured family member, be it your grandma or your mum, could end up meaning so much more than any new dress.

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This blue-ivory dress in the picture above that was featured at the United Church Fashion show was owned by Meghan Lavergne who took the top off of her Grandmothers wedding dress and made this keepsake dress. Her Grandmother was Norah Day nee Moffat.

 

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Some of the dresses that were in the show.

 

 

Information where you can buy all Linda Seccaspina’s books-You can also read Linda in The Townships Sun and theSherbrooke Record and and Screamin’ Mamas (USACome and visit the Lanark County Genealogical Society Facebook page– what’s there? Cool old photos–and lots of things interesting to read. Also check out The Tales of Carleton Place. Tales of Almonte and Arnprior Then and Now.

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About lindaseccaspina

Before she laid her fingers to a keyboard, Linda was a fashion designer, and then owned the eclectic store Flash Cadilac and Savannah Devilles in Ottawa on Rideau Street from 1976-1996. She also did clothing for various media and worked on “You Can’t do that on Television”. After writing for years about things that she cared about or pissed her off on American media she finally found her calling. She is a weekly columnist for the Sherbrooke Record and documents history every single day and has over 6500 blogs about Lanark County and Ottawa and an enormous weekly readership. Linda has published six books and is in her 4th year as a town councillor for Carleton Place. She believes in community and promoting business owners because she believes she can, so she does.

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