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So you want a Contemporary Vintage Wedding...

Posted by Champion Wedding Gown Specialist on July 3, 2015

A contemporary vintage wedding is an ultra-romantic theme that blends the old with the new just like you dreamt about as a small child. It is all things pretty including your vintage style dress (New or Old).

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Topics: Vintage Wedding Dress, Wedding Resources, Wedding Planing, Birmingham wedding planning, vintage wedding dress restoration

What's Your Wedding Style? Part Three: Vintage

Posted by Brandi Kane on April 15, 2013

What's your Wedding Style?  Being able to answer this one question will help you shape your entire wedding from start to finish.

Classic and Traditional Weddings are the most Common.  In 2012, 64% of all weddings were in this category.  Though Classic weddings are definitely the most popular, Vintage Weddings are a choice made by many. 

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Topics: Wedding Dress Colors, Vintage Wedding Dress, Wedding Gown Styles, Wedding Resources, wedding dress, wedding planning, Cleaning and Preservation

Preparing a Used Wedding Dress for Your Wedding

Posted by David Whitehurst on January 16, 2012

 

Wearing a used or vintage wedding gown is a great way to save money and add some personality and style to your wedding.  It's also a great way to "recycle" and have a "green" aspect to your wedding.

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Topics: Vintage Wedding Dress, wedding dress alterations, Used Wedding Gowns, Alterations

Restoring and Restyling Second Generation Wedding Gowns

Posted by David Whitehurst on March 20, 2011

In Meg Cabot’s “Queen of Babble” series, the main character (Lizzie Nichols) finds a vintage designer gown in an attic, wrapped around a rusty old rifle. She is able to remove the rust stains (for she had vast experience with dresses, especially vintage ones) and the gown saves the day for a bride who has a wedding gown disaster.

Although this makes for a good story and is dumb novel luck, a Certified Wedding Gown SpecialistTM doesn’t need luck.  Instead we use our professional training and experience to avert your disasters so that your wedding gown looks perfect for your day.

Many brides today want to wear a

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Topics: Vintage Wedding Dress, wedding gown restoration, wedding gown alterations in Birmimgham Alabama

Can It Be Too Late To Preserve A Wedding Dress?

Posted by David Whitehurst on February 8, 2011

The question is simple but the answer is not.

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Topics: Vintage Wedding Dress, bridal gown restoration, wedding gown restoration, wedding dress cleaning Birmingham Alabama, wedding dress preservations

Restoring and Restyling Vintage Wedding Dresses In Birmingham, AL

Posted by David Whitehurst on July 20, 2010

I received a question from Kristin about restyling her grandmother's vintage wedding dress.  This is what she asked:

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Topics: Vintage Wedding Dress, used wedding dress, wedding dress alterations, wedding dress alterations in Birmingham Alabama, wedding dress, wedding memories, wedding gown preservation in Birmingham Alabama, second hand wedding dress, restore vintage wedding dress

Why Should I Keep My Wedding Dress?

Posted by David Whitehurst on May 2, 2010

 

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Topics: Vintage Wedding Dress, wedding gown cleaning and preservation, wedding gown preservation, wedding gown alterations in Birmimgham Alabama, wedding gown, wedding dress preservations, wedding dress, wedding memories, wedding gown preservation in Birmingham Alabama

The Wedding Dress And The Glass Slipper

Posted by David Whitehurst on March 31, 2010

 

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Topics: Vintage Wedding Dress, wedding gown cleaning and preservation, wedding gown preservation, wedding gown, dry cleaner, wedding gown storage, wedding dress preservations, wedding dress, brides

Restyling Second Generation or Second Hand Wedding Dresses

Posted by David Whitehurst on March 16, 2010

Mom's Wedding Dress 

I talked recently with a Bride-To-Be from Vestavia Hills, Alabama.  She was asking about our ability to restore the original color to her Mother's wedding dress and wanted to know about our skills in making some changes to better fit her style and personality.  The gown had yellowed over the thirty-four years it had been hanging in Mom's closet but I felt reasonably sure we could return the color to near its original color.  And with an effective wedding dress cleaning, her Mom's dress should be in good shape.  The alterations she had in mind required dress-maker skills...a skill level we regularly provide.  Mom's wedding dress was a classic style which helps when restyling an older wedding gown.  But sometimes an older gown has a personality different from what the Bride wants.  My suggestion was to not try and make the "old gown" into a "new gown" by making extensive stylistic alterations.  If you like the basic look of the dress, and the dress will fit, even with required alterations, you have a great candidate for your wedding dress.  And you can save a good bit of money in the process.

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Topics: Vintage Wedding Dress, wedding gown cleaning and preservation, wedding gown preservation, wedding gown alterations in Birmimgham Alabama, wedding dress alterations, wedding dress alterations in Birmingham Alabama, wedding gown storage, wedding dress preservations, wedding dress

Wedding Gown Cleaning and Preservation - Vintage Gowns

Posted by David Whitehurst on February 26, 2010

As a specialist in wedding gown cleaning and preservation, I was recently asked by a very nice Bride-To-Be from Mountain Brook, Alabama about restoring a wedding gown worn by her grandmother in the 1960's so she could wear it in her wedding.  Since she lived near my store, I was able to take a look at her vintage wedding gown. It is a traditional wedding dress, and she told me her story of how the gown had been passed down and worn by different family members.  Her Mother and an Aunt had both worn the gown and she was considering this as an option as well.  This wedding dress had been cleaned over the years, but probably not the last time it was worn.

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Topics: Vintage Wedding Dress, wedding gown cleaning and preservation, wedding dress alterations, wedding dress preservations

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