Vicky Niemand

Vicky saw one of our TAGI posts on Facebook and contacted me to donate two wedding gowns. Shortly afterwards she hand-delivered them herself.

One of Vicky’s wedding gowns.

And then I heard a tale I’ve heard scarily too many times before. She told me how she commissioned someone to make her wedding gown and how there were constant problems. It was a back and forth and eventually her wedding day came at which point the original wedding gown was a total disaster.

It left them with a few hours to make her an entirely new wedding gown and my heart ached for her. So many times I’ve heard of brides going through similar events and as someone in the fashion industry it saddens me to see how many people just don’t care. The silver lining here is that The Angel Gown® Initiative got two wedding gowns in one go and we are extremely thankful! Thank you so much for donating your wedding gowns to us.

They are both made in white duchess satin and both are A-line style. One is off the shoulder with machine embroidery and a chiffon overlay, while the other has a sweetheart neckline, with bead and duchess satin ruched detail. Between the two a total of 23 Angel Gown® garments were repurposed; 12 x Newborns, 3 x Preemies, 7 x Tinys and 1 x Micro. All are viewable below.

Eric Elronde and the TAGI team.