Amazing: A Bride Wear 120 Year Old Wedding Dress

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Amazing: A Bride Wear 120 Year Old Wedding Dress |PakistanTribe.comABIGAIL Kingston’s wedding day will be extra special, when she turns up as the eleventh bride to wear a 120-year-old dress.

The magnificent dress has been passed down through generations of Abigail’s family, starting with her great-great-grandmother Mary Lowry in 1895.

It’s since been worn by nine of Abigail’s ancestors, including her mother Leslie.

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The dress was first worn 120 years ago by Abigal’s great-great-grandmother Mary Lowry in 1895, who married John Warren. It was next donned by Mary’s granddaughter Jane Woodruff at her 1946 marriage to John Kearns.
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The third bride was Virginia Woodruff in 1948, followed by Sara Seiler, another of Mary’s granddaughters. She wore the dress in 1960 when she married Duncan Ogden.
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Bride number five was Laird MacConnell in 1976. Abigail’s mother, Leslie Kingston, became the sixth bride in 1977 when she married Richard T. Kingston Jr.

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In 1982 Janet Kearns was the seventh to wear the dress, and four years later Jane Ogden became number eight.
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Number nine was Virginia Kearns in 1989, who added a lace trim to the dress when she married Charles Stinnett. Ann Ogden¿s 1991 marriage to Robert Hausslien made her number 10.

Abigail, who lives in Pennsylvania, told local paper Lehigh Valley Live that when she received the dress it was falling apart  full of holes, discoloured and so short it was a crop top on her.

But after 200 hours of restoration by Deborah LoPresti’s bridal salon, the dress looks stunning  and is fit to wear. “It feels like the Cinderella dress,” Abigail said.

Her mother added: “It is a magical wedding dress because she is the 11th bride to wear it. “Who would think anything would last that long?”

Hilariously, Abigail’s fiancé has had to avoid the internet since she became a viral sensation. “He hasn’t looked at anything or read anything. He still wants to be surprised!

“I called him and said, ‘Delete your Facebook, don’t answer any text messages, things are happening!’”

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She said that wearing the dress was powerful,”When I put it on after the restorations, that’s when I could actually feel the sentiment.

“That’s what I value and hold dear to my heart, and that’s what makes it so much more special to wear.”

The dress is still too fragile to be worn during the ceremony, but Abigail will be donning it during the cocktail hour.

Her mother Leslie, who first saw the dress at Sara Ogden’s wedding when she was five, instantly fell in love with it. She eventually wore it herself 17 years later.

“It’s not just the dress that’s been handed down,” Leslie said. “It’s the love.”

“We’re just really happy and blessed we can keep the tradition going.”

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