The power of the internet has worked its magic again after helping to reunite a newlywed bride with her 147-year-old wedding dress.
Tess Newall celebrated her wedding by donning the dress that was made by her great-great gran more than a century ago, but things took an unexpected turn after she sent it to get dry-cleaned at a local business in Edinburgh, Scotland.
Kleen Cleaners once a carried a fine reputation, yet new ownership would see the business fall into liquidation, so when Tess went to pick-up her beloved family heirloom, she was told that it had been lost.
Tess thought otherwise, believing that the new owners attempted to sell the dress to recoup some money. In a last-ditch attempt to find out what had happened to her wedding dress, she took to social media in the hopes of getting some sort of info on its whereabouts.
The Facebook post she wrote asking for help finding the dress did just that, going viral with over 302,000 shares and over 46,000 likes. And just by chance the owner of the building where the dry-cleaners was based happened to see the post, leading him to search the empty shop.
He made contact with Tess after finding a “crumpled heap of antique lace on the floor”, which just so happened to be her wedding dress!
Tess and her entre couldn’t believe their luck, and are forever grateful to the all the strangers of the internet that helped make it possible!