We love seeing brides wear heirloom dresses here on G&G and this portrait session with a 3rd generation wedding dress captured by Virginia Ashley Photography is something special! The gown was originally worn by the bride’s grandmother. What is sweet is that each bride added their own personal touch to make the dress her own. How perfect are the images holding her mother and grandmother’s portraits?

Margaret’s dress is a family heirloom! Her grandmother wore it on her wedding day, then her mom, and now Margaret! Margaret’s dress included three different types of lace in it: her grandmother’s lace in the train, her mother’s in the bodice, and her lace was in the scalloped edging on the sleeves, neckline, back, and veil. She spent 15 months redesigning her dress! They even added blue monograms on the inside of her dress with the wedding dates of the three generations who have worn the dress to symbolize her “something blue.”

3rd generation wedding dress | Virginia Ashley Photography | Glamour & Grace

3rd generation wedding dress | Virginia Ashley Photography | Glamour & Grace

3rd generation wedding dress | Virginia Ashley Photography | Glamour & Grace

3rd generation wedding dress | Virginia Ashley Photography | Glamour & Grace

3rd generation wedding dress | Virginia Ashley Photography | Glamour & Grace

3rd generation wedding dress | Virginia Ashley Photography | Glamour & Grace

3rd generation wedding dress | Virginia Ashley Photography | Glamour & Grace

3rd generation wedding dress | Virginia Ashley Photography | Glamour & Grace

3rd generation wedding dress | Virginia Ashley Photography | Glamour & Grace

3rd generation wedding dress | Virginia Ashley Photography | Glamour & Grace

Photography | Virginia Ashley Photography | Location | Tredegar Iron Works | Belt | Urban Set Bride

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