WILLOWICK, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio woman had given up hope of seeing her wedding dress again after a dry cleaner mix-up three decades ago until her daughter's friend saw photos of the dress on Facebook.
Michelle Havrilla was nearly speechless after getting the dress back last week for the first time since her 1985 wedding.
Her dress was put in the wrong box by a now-defunct dry cleaner in Willowick and stored in another family's attic.
The Akron Beacon Journal reports Ame Bartlebaugh found the dress on Feb. 4 when she went looking for her mother's wedding dress.
She posted about the mix-up on Facebook, and Havrilla was reunited with the dress within a day.
Bartlebaugh hopes social media will help her find her mom's dress before her own wedding next year.
My parents got married in 1985. Afterwards, my mom had her dress preserved at the local dry cleaner.— Brian Havrilla (@brianhavrilla) February 6, 2018
When she opened the box for the first time in 2013, after our basement flooded, she discovered the box she was given wasn’t her dress. She was heartbroken.
Well... We found it. pic.twitter.com/taRTERtVQ9
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