Legacy of Love: 3 Generations 1 Wedding Gown

Ever since a young age,  Michelle dreamt of one day wearing her grandmother’s wedding dress, also worn by her mother. Thus, when Michelle got engaged to Jeremiah, she had a clear vision to wear the most beautiful, classic, and sophisticated wedding dress worn by the most beautiful women in her life, and so she did.  

She immediately met with her grandmother, who had taken extreme care of its intricate lace and had it restored over the years secretly hoping one of her granddaughters would want to wear it years later. Michelle shares, “I slipped on the delicate dress and buttoned it up. It fit like a glove. It was perfect—almost meant to be! My grandmother, mother, twin sister, and I stood there in awe and took in an emotional moment together.” 

Her Grandmother, Queenie, also endearingly known as “Grammy,” reminisced of her experience picking out that beautiful dress 68 years earlier for her own marriage to Harold. It was the summer of 1952 and she had first seen it on the cover of Modern Bride Magazine’s summer issue. She knew she simply had to have it. There was only one problem: she had been given a budget of $100 and the dress was $150. She smiled remembering how her sweet mother-in-law generously and happily offered to pay the remaining balance. And so the rest was history. When asked how she felt seeing Michelle in her wedding dress Grammy endearingly responded, “I was honored. It fit her so perfectly. She didn’t have to move one button. When I saw her, I had flashbacks to when I got married almost 70 years ago.”

Being able to wear her grandmother’s and mother’s wedding dress was a dream not only because it is a gorgeous vintage gown, but because of what it represented: the culmination of over 100 years of commitment and Christ-centered love. Michelle shares, “It represents following in the footsteps of two of the most beautiful and Godly women I know and confidently stepping into a commitment of my own, knowing with certainty that they had paved the way for me. It represented the pride I feel to know them and to love them.” 

Michelle and Jeremiah wed on Oct. 10, 2020. Michelle looked exquisite in the gown. “Planning a wedding in the midst of a global pandemic is challenging,” shares Christine, with Simple Little Details. “All 2020 weddings had to be reimagined to follow strict Covid-protocols. Michelle and Jay’s wedding highlights what truly matters: enduring love through life’s challenges. It was our honor to be a part of this extraordinary day. Coordinating the three-generation photo will always be a highlight as this was an extremely special and emotional moment, profoundly reminding us all that love is all we need.” Maybe, just maybe, the dress will be worn again by a daughter or granddaughter one day.

Credits and Event Details:

Venue: Private Estate 

Event Planning and Coordination: Simple Little Details 

Photography: Molly Lichten Photography (outdoor photography) / K’amera Productions (indoor photography)

Videography: Amari Productions

Florist: Butterfly Floral

Catering: The Spot

Rentals: Rental Avenue

Source: Simple Little Details