Sarah’s Wedding Gown Preservation in Gisborne, Australia

Sarah’s Wedding Gown Preservation in Gisborne, Australia

Australian bride Sarah (who is originally from the UK) had an even more special wedding day because her family traveled all the way from the UK to celebrate with her and her husband on one of the most special days in her life.  Read more about her wedding and experience with Gisborne’s premier wedding gown expert, Hyde’s Quality Drycleaners below!



When was your wedding and where did it take place?

We were married on October 4, 2014 at St. Mary’s Anglican Church with the reception following at Pitruzello Estate Olive Grove & Winery, both in Sunbury in Victoria, Australia.  The weather couldn’t have been more perfect!


What is your absolute favorite memory from your wedding day?

The best memory from my wedding day was getting to see my immediate family who traveled from overseas. My parents, brother, sister and her partner all came in from the UK for our wedding.  I usually get to see my parents once a year so they can see their grandson, but I only get to see my extended family every 2-3 years, so it was so wonderful having everyone together at the same time!  I’ve been in Australia now for 10 years and with my husband for 7 years.


Why did you want to get your wedding dress cleaned and preserved?

I want to keep it in perfect condition for a future daughter!


Why did you decide to get your gown cleaned by a member of the Association of Wedding Gown Specialists?

Not only does Hyde’s Quality Drycleaners come highly recommended as a dry cleaner throughout the community, but it has excellent recommendations for its wedding gown cleaning, so I knew my dress was in trusted hands.  My actual experience with Hyde’s was fantastic. They were helpful on the phone and gave an accurate quote when I brought my dress in.  They also advised that it would be ready in 2-3 weeks, so when the SMS arrived after 2 weeks I was very happy and excited.

I was expecting the dress to be in normal plastic sleeve over it, but to my delight it was neatly boxed with a viewing window as well, which showcases the detail of the bodice of the dress. They exceeded my expectations!


Photographer Credit: Images by Gail