That’s one happy ending.
A bride has been reunited with her 147-year-old wedding dress thanks to the almighty social media. Following a fairytale ceremony in June, Tess Newall left the gown at Kleen Cleaners in Edinburgh, but the shop went out of business shortly afterward.
The 29-year-old’s unique lace wedding dress was made by her great-great-grandmother Dora Torin, who wore it first back in 1870. Newall feared she’d never locate it again following the dry cleaners’ liquidation, so she posted about the situation on Facebook.
The set designer wrote: “It seems that the dress was taken to be sold so it could be winging its way anywhere. Please share this far and wide in case anyone stumbles across it!” Her emotional post was shared more than 300,000 times, and it even made headlines in France.
Fortunately for Newall and her family, the landlord of the shop property came across her post and realized that a “crumpled heap of antique lace on the floor” was the bride’s beloved dress. Due to “procedural reasons”, the gown has to go back to Glasgow first, but Newall will be reunited with it soon.
In a Facebook update, she wrote: “My family can’t thank you all enough for creating this frenzy which allowed us into the shop before it was too late, and are over the moon to be *almost* reunited with Dora’s dress.”