The lovely ladies of Kathryn’s Bridal stopped by the blog to share the story of soon-to-be bride Kathryn and her sweet alterations.

“We have the privilege of helping brides celebrate finding the dress of their dreams!” shares Kathryn Trocki, Owner of Kathryn’s Bridal. “This celebration is not only for the bride, but for the many women in her family who nurtured and guided her to this moment. Recognizing the significance of being a part of this precious event is how we as a full service bridal shop differentiate ourselves.”
Beautiful bride-to-be Kathryn Hyde expressed to her seamstress a dream of incorporating pieces fabric from the wedding gowns of her grandmother, mother, and aunt into her own exquisite couture gown. Fortunately, Kathryn was working with Laura (one of Kathryn’s Bridal’s amazing seamstresses) who is always excited to make a bride’s dream come true.  
“I was thrilled to create a memento that could become a family treasure,” smiles Laura, Seamstress Extraordinaire. “I envisioned an heirloom that the bride could pass from generation to generation.”

Laura suggested a creating a hand sewn heart inside bride-to-be Kathryn’s wedding gown containing the ivory ribbon from her Aunt Joyce’s 1984 headpiece, the collar of pearls from her mother Suzanne’s 1979 wedding, and the lace from her grandmother’s original 1950 wedding dress. Interestingly, two other aunts also wore her grandmother’s gown.
“This is a tradition my daughter Kathryn can now share with her own family,” adds Suzanne, Mother of the Bride. All photos by Kelly Stachura Photography.

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Kathryn’s Bridal is a family-owned, full-service boutique specializing in every aspect of your special day. We have an exquisite collection of designer wedding gowns and are recognized for our premier service and style. Our professional consultants are happy to assist you with all the details! Expertly trained seamstresses are on staff to ensure your gown fits perfectly and feels wonderful