There’s something extremely special about upholding family traditions passed down generations on a wedding day.
Whether it’s through a fashion statement or a music selection during the reception, the bride and groom can incorporate their family lineage into thespecial day through details, both big and small.
Shannon McNamara was extremely anxious to see her daughter, Caroline, walk out in a wedding dress on Rachael Ray. Yes, every mom seems to share this emotional reaction when they first see their daughter in the sentimental garment, but this situation called for a few extra tears.
When her daughter first got engaged, Shannonwent looking for thewedding dress from her own special day that she’d tucked away. But when Shannonfinally opened the box that she thought containedthe prized possession, she came to a disturbing realization the dress in the box was not hers.
After what seemed to be an impossible journey, Mom finally hunted downher wedding dress and happily handedit over to her bride-to-be daughter.
After hearing about their story, Rachael Ray just had to bring Shannonand her daughter onto the show not just to commend them for their efforts, but also to help Caroline updatethe vintage piece into the dress of her dreams! The team worked with Caroline to transform theparts of the garment that desperately needed updating, andalso to preserve the vintage elements that Caroline loved about the dress.
And all the while, Shannon had no ideawhat her old wedding dress was going to look like until Caroline revealed her new look on national television, that is! But you’ll have to watch the video below to find outwhat it looked like.
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