A bride wore her mother’s 1989 wedding dress at her own wedding rehearsal

  • Jaime Guillory married her husband Preston in Laguna Beach, California in April.
  • For the wedding rehearsal, she wore a modified version of her mother’s original 1989 wedding dress.
  • She told Insider she’s always wanted to wear the dress, which hasn’t been touched in over 30 years.

A bride who has always dreamed of incorporating her mother’s quirky wedding dress on her own special day has gone viral on TikTok for doing just that.

Jaime Guillory, passing @jaimeguillory on TikTok, shared a video Sunday showing how she wore a modified version of her mother’s 1989 wedding dress during her own wedding rehearsal. The clip, which amassed more than 1.9 million views on Friday, includes photos of the mother on her wedding day before switching to videos and images of Jaime wearing it at her wedding rehearsal.

Speaking to Insider via email, Jaime said she and her husband, Preston Guillory, hosted their wedding rehearsal and ceremony with family and friends in Laguna Beach, Calif., in April. She also said that Preston thought the idea of ​​wearing his mother’s wedding dress was “the coolest” and was “blown away” when he saw her wearing it.

Jaime has always wanted to involve his mother’s dress in his own wedding

Jaime, 27, said the decision to wear the dress was something she had always made up her mind, having fallen in love with the dress while looking at her parents’ wedding photos growing up.

“I can’t remember exactly when the idea was planted, but ever since I can remember I wanted to wear it or somehow incorporate it into my big day,” she said. declared.

The wedding dress had not been touched for over 30 years.

The wedding dress had not been touched for over 30 years.

Merissa De Falcis Photography


When Jaime got engaged, one of the first things she did was ask her mom where her dress was, she said.

Together they worked closely to bring in the dress, which Jaime said hadn’t been touched in over 30 years, where her mother is from Massachusetts.

Jamie's mother on her wedding day in 1989.

Jaime’s mother on her wedding day in 1989.

Courtesy of Jamie Guillory


Few adjustments were needed to transform the dress

Once they got their hands on the dress, the task became fitting it, although Jaime said it fit very well from the start.

“We had the strappy dress and lace overlay hemmed all the way to the floor to just above my knees, really low,” she said. “We just made a few adjustments to the strappy dress to make sure it fit like a glove, fixed a button in the back that had fallen off, and removed a few extra beads that were at the bottom.”

Seeing her in the dress made her mother incredibly thrilled as it was “beyond special and surreal” to see her wearing it as an engaged woman, Jaime said.

“My dad was moved to see me in the dress his wife wore on their wedding day,” she added. “It was really sweet.”

Jamie and his mom.

Jaime and his mom.

Merissa De Falcis Photography


One of Jaime’s bridesmaids, photographer Merissa De Falcis, helped take pictures of the wedding rehearsal. De Falcis told Insider via email that while she was aware of the dress reuse project, she was stunned to see Jaime in the dress.

“My jaw literally dropped,” De Falcis said. “It was the perfect way to honor her mom and dad’s wedding, while being able to wear a one-of-a-kind vintage style that looked great on her.”

And while Jaime loved that her rehearsal dress was vintage, full of lace and beading, she said she loved being able to celebrate her personal style at her actual wedding – which is slightly different from her mother’s original dress. . On Monday, she shared a follow-up TikTok of her wear your own wedding dress at her nuptials, which has over 88,000 views.

“My wedding dress was extremely simple, made of silk crepe, thin straps and a low back,” Jaime said. “I’m so minimalist in all areas of life and I love simplicity and the idea that ‘less is more’.”

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