Grandpa Walks Three Generations Down the Aisle in Same Wedding Dress
Lifestyle| | By Felissa Allard
Tradition can be a beautiful thing. A lucky bride in St. Louis, Missouri not only got to have her beloved grandfather walk her down the aisle, but she also wore her grandmother’s vintage wedding dress for her big day, which has now been in service on three separate occasions in the family.
The bride, Julia Cain, was the third lovely lady to wear the wedding dress down the aisle on the arm of the same man.
In 1953, Cain’s grandfather, Harold, walked his first wife down the aisle, who was the original wearer of the dress. Almost exactly 30 years later, Grandpa Harold walked Cain’s mother down the aisle in the same dress – after a few alterations. And finally, just this year, Grandpa Harold walked Cain down the aisle in the dress which now barely resembles its original shape.
Cain, who lost her father at a young age, knew Grandpa Harold would be the one walking her down the aisle. She also knew he’d love the idea of her wearing her grandmother’s dress.
“Not only is it sentimental, but that man loves a discount,” said Cain. “I think he was excited the dress that was meant to be worn once has gotten so much use! He was honored to give me away, and I was so happy he made the trip from Colorado to be there. I’m the first of the grandchildren to get married, so it was an emotional day for everyone.”
And even though Cain made several changes to the dress, she knows her grandmother would have been thrilled.
“My grandmother would have loved that I reused her gown,” said Cain. “She had fantastic taste, so it’s not too surprising her pick would stand the test of time so well. In addition to loving fashion, she was an intense bargain hunter; reusing was definitely her style.”
Good taste and tradition never goes out of style.