It’s a tradition for a bride to wear something old, something new, something borrowed and something blue on her wedding day.
For one Pennsylvania bride, her something old is her wedding dress—and it has quite a long history in her family.
Bride Abigail Kingston of Bethlehem, Pa. told lehighvalleylive.com that she is the 11th person in her family to wear the dress, first donned by her great-great-grandmother in 1895. It was worn by 10 other brides on her mother’s side of the family.
The dress required 200 hours of restorations in order for Kingston to be able to wear it, and it’s still too fragile for her to wear for her entire wedding day. Kingston told the news site she will wear a different dress for the ceremony, and change into the heirloom gown for cocktail hour.
Her mother, Leslie, said it’s love that has been handed down along with the dress.