Bride Becomes 11th Family Member to Wear 120-Year-Old Heirloom Dress

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Abigail Kingston 120 Year Old Wedding Dress

Source: Today/Courtesy of Leslie Kingston

When a special item is passed down from generation to generation it gains character and add value over the years. It also becomes a priceless family treasure. While for some, the idea of wearing your grandmother’s wedding dress sounds like a terrible fashion choice, for Abigail Kingston the opportunity to wear a family heirloom that’d been steeped in love through eleven different weddings over the course of 120 years seemed obvious.

The family’s tradition began when Abigail’s great-great-grandmother first donned the classic cut gown at the end of the 19th century.¬†Abigail remembers thinking about wearing the dress as a child. She grew up staring up at a series of 10 bridal portraits hanging above the piano in her childhood home.

120 year old wedding dress

Source: Today/Courtesy of Leslie Kingston

“I knew I wanted to wear the dress, I just didn’t know if it was possible or not,” Abigail said to

However, tracking down and preparing a 100-year-old dress for her wedding required a little more work than Abigail had initially planned for…