WILLOWICK, OHIO—An Ohio woman has been reunited with her wedding dress 32 years after a dry cleaner mix-up.
Ame Bartlebaugh says she went looking for her mother’s wedding dress at her grandmother’s house in Willowick on Feb. 4. The 25-year-old is getting married in December 2019.
Bartlebaugh opened the box expecting a simple, sleeveless dress. She instead found a lacy, tiered dress. The wrong dress had been in her grandmother’s attic since it left a now-defunct dry cleaner in 1985.
Bartlebaugh posted about the mix-up on Facebook, and 24 hours later she got a response.
Michelle Havrilla received her dress Monday for the first time since her own wedding in 1985. She says she’s still in shock.