Gallery: Bride Dons 127-Year-Old Weddi...

Rinaldi's grandmother, Jean Lawman, tried on the gown the day Pearl Harbor was attacked. Because her then-fiance, John Shellito, had to enlist, they were married only a few weeks later.

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Rinaldi’s grandparents, John and Jean Shellito


“I always knew I wanted to wear the dress; I even tried it on when I was a little girl,” Rinaldi tells the Daily Mirror. “Not only did I think it was ­beautiful, I loved the sense of ­history which came along with it and I am such a family kind of girl that ­it meant a lot for me to carry on ­the tradition.”

“I always knew I wanted to wear the dress; I even tried it on when I was a little girl,” says Rinaldi.

Talk about heirloom fashion! We hope more brides adopt this trend of wearing their mothers’, grandmothers’ or even great-grandmothers’ gowns. “I would love nothing more than to have a daughter who will want to wear the dress,” Rinaldi adds. “It’s just got such ­sentimental value now for all of us.”

[Via Daily Mirror]

2 Responses to “Bride Dons 127-Year-Old Wedding Gown Worn by Her Great-Great-Grandmother”

  1. Married for 37 yrs says:

    Allison, you are a woman who knows what is truly important in life. May you have a marriage rich in love, trust, honesty, humor, forgiveness. Bless you both.

  2. Brulee says:

    Beautiful heritage and the looks have obviously been passed down as well as the exquistite gown

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