4 Women In One Family Wore The Same Handmade Wedding Gown From 1932

Over the last 85 years, four women in one family have worn the same silk dress over the years for their weddings. It all started with Maria Teresa Moreno who made the gown herself before her own wedding in 1932. Since then, the gown has been passed down through generations of women ― Maria’s granddaughter, Marta Prietto O’Hara, wore it to her wedding in 1983. Followed by Elena Salinas, granddaughter and Marta’s younger sister, in 1997. And most recently, by Pilar O’Hara Maria’s great-granddaughter, in September 2017. Marta, who lives in California said the dress is an experience “beyond words. The dress has been described as creamy gold in color with a luxurious silky buttery texture. Remarkably, the dress has never been taken in or let out for any of the women who’ve worn it. Somehow, it just fits. The only alterations made over the years include removing a portion of the original 9-foot train, changing the back of the gown to a deep V shape, as well as adding ― and later removing ― some beading, lace trim and other minor decorative details. The dress patiently waits for its next bride in a box in a closet…….Ed

Source: Kelsey Borresen / Photo: Marta Prietto O’Hara

Posted in All Stories, Ed McMahon

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