Bride walks down the aisle in grandmother’s wedding gown from 1961, which she kept in a garbage bag

Many young women fantasize about their wedding day. One of the most important things they consider is their wedding gown. Most women have very specific ideas about what they want to wear.

And this bride also knew exactly what she wanted to wear…

Allie Livingwater, 23, was going through her grandmother’s cellar in 2016 when she discovered something extremely valuable in a garbage bag. She knew the moment she saw it that she would one day walk down the aisle in that exact gown.

When she got engaged to Timothy Livingwater five years later, she knew it was time to break out the gown. Her grandmother had worn the gown to her own wedding about 60 years before, and Allie would be wearing it once more.

Allie wore the special dress on September 25th and couldn’t have been happier! And her grandmother was overjoyed, having given Allie her “something old” and “something borrowed” with her dress.

The dress fit Allie perfectly after it had been professionally cleaned, with no adjustments required. The only change Allie made was to put a hoop skirt underneath.

Her grandmother was moved to tears as she watched her granddaughter walk down the aisle in her wedding gown at Turners Falls.

Allie Livingwater took to Facebook to discuss her wedding and the significance of her wedding gown. She shared a photo of herself and her grandmother in the dress to show everyone how it looked.

She stated that her wedding would be an event she would remember for the rest of her life because it was so special.

Allie has a special relationship with her grandmother because she has lived with her since she was born. After Allie’s grandmother divorced after 38 years of marriage, the family moved in with her. And, despite the fact that Allie had never met her grandfather, she felt closer to him while wearing her grandmother’s wedding gown.

Allie’s grandmother burst into tears because she never imagined her gown would be worn to another wedding, let alone by her granddaughters. She had written it off, believing it would never be useful again.