Today we’re sharing Lucy’s story. Early this month her email popped into our inbox – short and very sweet:
I would like to donate my wedding dress to Malawi as per the article on your website. If you could let me know how this is possible I would be grateful.
We quickly put her in touch with Clare who is helping to coordinate the project from the UK and Lucy kindly told us a bit about her big (or small!) day and her dress.
“Thank you so much for your reply. I’m so happy to be doing this.
“I was married in Leu Gardens, Florida on the 7th May 2009. There were no guests, only myself and my husband so it was a very small, intimate ceremony.
“Several of my friends have borrowed something from my wedding for theirs. A very close friend borrowed my tiara for her wedding in Las Vegas. My best friend borrowed my veil for her wedding at Gretna Green. I decided to donate my dress as friends had borrowed accessories so why not give someone the ultimate borrow: my dress? I am never going to wear it again and the thought that someone else could benefit and feel as special and as lovely as I did makes me smile and feel really happy.
“The dress is a size 10-12 with a corset back and bejewelled bodice.
“I would love to follow my dress and see other people in it and being happy!
“Thanks again Kate, this means a lot to me.”
We love Lucy’s story of a small wedding that was all about her and her husband and the commitment they were making. It sounds like her friends may have followed her example with their Las Vegas and Gretna Green weddings!
Find out more about the Follow That Dress project
We look forward to seeing who wears Lucy’s dress next once it has made its way to Malawi.