Sixty years later, new bride wears her grandmother’s bridal gown

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The bride wore white — vintage white.

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In fact, Allie Livingwater, 23, of Massachusetts managed to cross off the whole “something old, something borrowed,” when it came to her bridal dress.

Livingwater tied the knot with partner Timothy, 27, at Turners Falls, Mass., on Sept. 25 in the same dress her grandmother, Anne Cooke, 88, wore in 1961, according to Mercury Press .

“Everyone was complimenting me and thought it was a lovely gesture,” she told Mercury Press .

Cooke stored the dress “in an old bag because she didn’t think it was anything ‘special,’” said Livingwater.

“But to me, it was.”

After being in the basement for 60 years, the gown just needed to be cleaned and when Livingwater tried it on, it fit perfectly.

“My grandma couldn’t believe she was the same size as me,” the new bride told Mercury Press . “I definitely think the dress has brought us even closer together.”

According to Mercury Press , Cooke was especially emotional when she first saw her granddaughter wearing her dress.

“She was tearing up when she saw me for the first time on my big day,” Livingwater told Mercury Press .

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“It was an incredible moment that I will treasure forever.”

Also exhibiting waterworks was the bride’s father George Cooke, 57.

“My dad was over the moon as his mum had worn the dress to marry his dad,” Livingwater told Mercury Press .


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