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Wedding Gown Restoration and Preservation

Our greatest pleasure is to be entrusted with the most beautiful dress a woman can wear, her wedding gown, and have the opportunity to return it to pristine condition for another generation to treasure and enjoy.

103 Year Old Vintage Military Coat Restoration

Lieutenant Colonel, later Brigadier General, William Baker-Brown had a long and distinguished career. Sheila Devany had purchased his coat and wished to wear it for a wedding…

110 Year Old Vintage Heirloom Wedding Gown

This wedding dress was purchased in Paris and taken to Vienna in the early 20th century for the wedding of Frieda Mansbach, Tanta Schnooks’ great-great aunt. While being chased out of Vienna by the Nazis, Frieda was given the opportunity by the people who were helping them escape to take one posession with her. She chose here wedding dress. Passed down through generations, it was last worn by Sonat Amana Hart for her wedding in 2007. The dress was brought to Davis Imperial by Charlotte, Sonat’s mother, for her daughter as a gift for a grandchild she hopes will one day treasure it as all the women in their family have before her. Brought to the U.S. around 1938, this dress has been worn by Frieda Mansback, Charlotte Loewenherz in 1966, Betsy Jaclynn Loewenherz in 1979, and Sonat Amana Hart in 2007.

CS Brides, Vera Wang, Evening of Bridal Luxury, Trump Hotel, 2011

An Evening of Bridal Luxury, hosted by the Trump International Hotel and Tower and Chicago Social Brides, was a magnificent evening that showcased couture and designer wedding gowns from Christos, Reem Acra, Amsale, Giselle, Vera Wang, and available at luxury bridal boutiques, Belle Vie Bridal Couture and Vera Wang, owned and operated by Amanda Bonnell. Featured during the evening were Chicago’s prestigious couture vendors, including Heffergan Morgan, Dom Perignon, Fig Media, and Bright Pink. Davis Imperial Cleaners provided on-location hand pressing service for gowns featured in the Vera Wang runway show.

Ever After at the Palmer House, Macy's Bridal Salon Fashion Show

Ever After, hosted by Chicago Social Brides, Macy’s Bridal Salon, and the Palmer House, was a magical evening that showcased couture and designer wedding gowns available at Macy’s magnificent bridal salon. The fashion show highlight featured Lazaro couture gowns designed by Lazaro Perez. Erin McDonald of Erin Patrick was host for the evening and was event designer extraordinaire. Jane Himmel, senior catering director for the Palmer House, provided a beautiful venue and delicious food and drink. Davis Imperial Cleaners shared their fabricare expertise and complete menu of bridal services with prospective brides, including alterations, restoration and museum-quality preservation, and pick-up and delivery service.

Some photos, © Copyright 2011, Carasco Photography.

CS Brides, Park Hyatt - Wedding at the Park

A Walk in the Park hosted by the Park Hyatt and Chicago Social Brides was a lovely evening that showcased couture and designer wedding gowns from nationally recognized luxury bridal boutique, Ultimate Bride. Featured during the evening were Chicago’s premier couture vendors. Davis Imperial Cleaners provided on-location hand pressing service for the couture gowns featured during the evening. It was our pleasure to provide prospective brides and their guests, Davis Imperial’s complete menu of pre and post services for wedding gowns including alterations, restoration and museum quality preservation and pickup and delivery service.

Photos © Copyright 2011, Kevin Weinstein Photography.

Filene's Basement, 2009 - 2011 "Running of the Brides" - State Street

For our third year, Davis Imperial Cleaners was asked by Filene’s Basement to once again be on hand for the 2011 Spring Running of the Brides. The day started out with many brides and their teams of helpers waiting outside overnight in the chilly rain. Early in the morning, the rain broke and the hunt got started!