A bride who discovered her “excellent” marriage ceremony costume at a charity retailer acquired greater than she anticipated when she took it house.
Laura Trower found her dream costume within the window of the British Purple Cross retailer in Forest Hill and knew she had to purchase it for her upcoming marriage ceremony.
The 31-year-old from Bromley was so excited concerning the discover, which price £ 150 and funded three wheelchairs for the charity, that she burst into tears and imagined strolling down the aisle along with her associate.
Nonetheless, she later discovered a cute observe hooked up to the costume from its earlier proprietor, Fran, alongside along with her telephone quantity.
The observe learn, “Would like to see photographs from the following proprietor’s marriage ceremony.”
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After Laura acquired married, she despatched Fran an image of her in costume and what began as a considerate message has was a blooming friendship.
It wasn’t lengthy earlier than they exchanged photographs from their respective massive days and linked them by way of the costume they each wore.
Fran, who initially purchased the costume for £ 1,500 at a Camden bridal store in 2017, mentioned she simply wished to search out out who was sporting it subsequent.
“Everybody hangs on their marriage ceremony costume, I simply wished to know who had it,” she defined.
“However I actually wasn’t anticipating something. I used to be so stunned to get the information as a result of it was fairly some time later.”
Berni Considine of the UK Purple Cross mentioned she remembered the second the costume was dropped off on the Forest Hill department and delivered in an “untouched” field.
“Not a lot of our clothes have that particular contact, however even with out the message, this costume is gorgeous – there may be simply one thing that units it aside – the design and the minimize. It is simply wonderful, ”she mentioned.
The 2 girls banded collectively and Laura got here up with an concept to take the concept additional after Fran instructed her how a lot it meant that “somebody loved the costume as sweetly as I did”.
She returned the garment to the identical retailer and added a brown label that was tied to his physique with a pink string.
“We pinned an analogous observe on the costume within the hope that everybody who purchases it’s going to proceed to share the story of this stunning costume,” she mentioned.
The small charity store in south London is understood for marriage ceremony costume occasions and likewise sells bridal equipment.
Any future brides who love the costume should be discovered on the Forest Hill British Purple Cross at a value of £ 150.