10 Generations Later, She’s 11th Family Bride To Wear 120-Year-Old Wedding Dress

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Keeping with family tradition, one young woman became the 11th bride in her family to don the same, iconic 120-year-old wedding dress on her big day … just like the ten generations of beautiful women before her.

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Abigail Kingston carefully planned the day she’d marry her prince charming.

Selecting the flower bouquets, deciding on a tasty cake, and mailing the delightfully formal invitations, the 30-year-old was ready to pick out the big white dress.

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Kelly McEwan .

The bride’s final decision? A 120-year-old ballgown worn by ten generations of women before her. A cherished family keepsake, the satin champagne gown is simply stunning.

It was more than qualified to count as Abigail’s “something old” for the wedding.

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The tradition first got its start way back in 1895.

From sisters, nieces, and cousins, to daughters, aunts, and grandmothers, countless family members have donned the iconic dress.

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120-years later, it was Abigail’s time to shine. Hidden away in the attic for the past 40 years, the ballgown wasn’t quite ready for another walk down the aisle.

200 hours of painstakingly detailed and delicate handiwork followed by a thorough dry-cleaning did the trick!

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Once again, the 120-year-old wedding dress was restored to its former glory.

Much taller than her female ancestors, 5’10” tall Abigail made the best of the gown’s too short hemline.

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Kelly McEwan .

A pair of sparkly gold flats were the perfect cherry on top of the decades-old ensemble.

“I felt like Cinderella the first time I put everything on,” Abigail said. “I seriously felt like I got the dress in rags and turned it into riches.”

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Sneak a peek at Abigail’s stroll down the aisle in the clip below and don’t forget to SHARE her big day with your friends and family on Facebook or comment their names below!


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