Nowadays, it’s rare to want a vintage wedding gown. With so many shops, boutiques, and designers keeping up with the current trends and the large assortment of styles and fabrics, creating your own customized dream gown is easily within reach.
This dress was made in the 1950s for a blushing bride who loved lace and delicate details. The peplum skirt and fitted waistline were highly desirable and made this dress a stunning representation of beauty during that decade.
When St. Gemma’s received this dress as a donation from a widower, they posted it online to be auctioned off. All of the proceeds were going to be donated to patients fighting cancer…until someone noticed a note pinned to the dress! It was from the groom who had this to say to the dress’ next owner:
“I wish any lady who takes this dress to have a life with her loved one 56 years like I did. Happy years. I was a lucky man to marry a lady like mine. – P.T.O.”
While he did sign his initials, he preferred to remain anonymous. When people realized the story behind the dress, many people reached out to help this charity! While only one person was able to purchase the dress with the winning bid at £2,910.00, many others joined in to donate to this charity.
This man’s generosity and sweet story touched hundreds of lives, causing this story to go VIRAL practically overnight, and it is still being shared to this day!