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Wedding dress mystery solved

The mystery of mixed up wedding dresses has been solved. It was in the Nov. 14, edition of Yorkton This Week that Theresa Thompson told her story. Thompson had gone to her closet and dug out a box that had contained her wedding dress for years.
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The mystery of mixed up wedding dresses has been solved.

It was in the Nov. 14, edition of Yorkton This Week that Theresa Thompson told her story.

Thompson had gone to her closet and dug out a box that had contained her wedding dress for years.

“It was time to get rid of my dress, I’m divorced,” Thompson had explained.

But she took a final look in the box, and it was not her dress.

“I hadn’t opened it in 20-years … It was the veil, but the dress was pure white satin. Mine was a cream,” she said.

The dress in Thompson’s chest was a size 10, cream in colour, and made by Jessica McClintock.

Thompson was hoping if the owner of the dress wanted it back they would contact her.

Within just a few days of the article appearing Thompson said she received a private message via Facebook from the woman who owned the dress in her box, and had had Thompson’s in her chest.

“She’s opened her box four or five years ago,” said Thompson.

Like Thompson the woman had contacted York-Sask Drycleaners, where it was cleaned and packed away, but also like Thompson she learned that it had had new owners since 1998, and records from that time were lost in a business fire.

With no idea of how to find the owner Thompson’s dress was donated to Saskatchewan Angel Dresses where from donated wedding gowns, volunteers hand craft Angel Dresses, which are then gifted to Neonatal Intensive Care Units, Hospitals and families. The program provides beautiful gowns for final photos and for burial services.

Thompson, who had opened her chest initially to ‘move on’ following a divorce, was ecstatic her dress had gone to such a great cause having suffered miscarriages herself.

“It was closure for me, and to find out it went to such a great cause was unbelievable,” she said.

The lady in question did not want to have her dress returned, so it is being donated to the British Columbia Angel Dresses.