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Terry Kovel wearing wedding gown, 1950

Terry Kovel’s 1950 wedding gown is included in a vintage wedding dress exhibit, “Tying the Knot,” at the Western Reserve Historical Society in Cleveland. It is displayed with Terry’s formal wedding photograph, pictured here.

"I was told that Marlene Dietrich's daughter had the same dress in black," Terry says. "It was by a famous New York designer. The dress was one of the first designer dresses made of nylon."

A dress representing each decade from 1830 to 1980 is displayed at the exhibit, along with lingerie, undergarments and dresses from the trousseaus that women traditionally brought into a marriage. Visitors can also see historical items like invitations, gift registries, shoes, hats, jewelry, cake toppers, and a cake box from Grover Cleveland's wedding in 1886.

The exhibit opens on June 22 and runs through Tuesday, February 14, 2013. The Western Reserve Historical Society is located at 10825 East Blvd., Cleveland, OH 44106. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.

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#6 The Bridenorcalgal 2012-07-03 19:34
Lovely bride, beautiful dress, lovely bouquet, nice setting! This photo brought back memories, as I was married in the 1950's too. Thanks for posting the picture!
#5 wedding dressespaddler211 2012-07-02 18:15
Your dress is beautiful. We belong in the same era, both our daughter's wore my dress.
Question for you. I have my husband's grandmother's wedding dress fromo 1890's all hand stitched, boned, gibson girl sleeves. Have no idea what to do w. it.
Any suggestions?
Ma ny thanks
#4 The Bridemugzie 2012-07-02 15:17
You were a beautiful bride and the dress is gorgeous.
#3 Ms.coreen123 2012-06-28 20:06
Thank u so much for the pic u look so beautiful which I thought you'd always be due 2 your kind heart & soul.
Take care
#2 Beautiful Bride, Beautiful DressTobi97060 2012-06-28 14:42
Thanks so much for sharing the photo with us, Terry. I'd wear that dress in a heartbeat. Wish I could see the exhibit.
#1 Joane 2012-06-27 17:30
How beautiful Mrs. Kovel looks in that picture. Gorgeous dress, gorgeus bride!

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