Where's my wedding dress?

SUSAN Hernandez 70's wedding turned out to be a match made in heaven.So mother Margaret Moss did not think twice about donating her dress to an Ipswich charity shop as her daughter would not need it again.

SUSAN Hernandez 70's wedding turned out to be a match made in heaven.

So mother Margaret Moss did not think twice about donating her dress to an Ipswich charity shop as her daughter would not need it again.

But all Mrs Moss' good intentions went pear-shaped when her daughter asked about the dress, only to find it had been re-homed.

Mrs Hernandez, 45, who married a US serviceman on June 2, 1979, is now anxious to find the dress again to show to her 22-year-old daughter, Candice.


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Mrs Hernandez said: "It was hand-made by a lovely Italian lady, Carmella, who is a friend of mine.

"Recently my daughter was asking about my wedding dress so I asked my mum if she had it.

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"Well, my mum reminded me that I put it in a pillow case under the bed and after a few years she decided to give it to the Cancer Research shop in Ipswich.

"I would really like to find my dress. It was plain but very elegant.

"Maybe it is still hanging in a shop in Ipswich or someone might read this and be willing to sell it back to me?

"I know it is a long shot but I thought I might try."

Mrs Moss, 68, of Renfrew Road, Ipswich, said she felt terrible about giving the dress away now she knows her daughter, who lives in Houston, Texas, still wants it.

She said: "The dress was at the house for about 10 years. I thought I will wash and iron it and someone else could have it.

"It was a pretty wedding dress and I thought someone who hasn't got a lot of money might see it in the shop.

"I thought Susan hasn't asked about it so I thought may be she doesn't want it after all that time. I felt bad when she said she did."

The size 12 – 14 dress was put in a charity bag and left on the doorstep of her home for collection in the summer of 1997.

It either went to the Cancer Research Shop or the Heart Foundation Shop.

Do you know where the dress is? Did you get married in it? If so contact Amanda Cresswell at The Evening Star on 01473 – 324792.

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