September 25, 2022
The bride who wore grandmother’s wedding dress became the eighth woman in her family

One of Serena Stoneberg Lipari’s borrowed items on her wedding day last month was a special dress that had been passed down for generations within her family: her grandmother’s wedding dress.

She was the eighth woman in her family to wear it.

“None of the couples involved in the dress have experienced a separation or divorce,” Stonyberg Lipari told CBS News. “So we definitely think there’s something special or lucky in it.”

Serena Stoneberg Lipari in her wedding day dress.

The dress was purchased in 1950 by Stonyberg Lipari’s grandmother Adele at Marshall Field’s department store for about $100. Over the next 72 years, the dress became an heirloom in the family. It was worn by Adele’s two sisters, her daughter and three nieces during their wedding days.

As Stonberg Lipari walked down the aisle, the women who had previously worn the dress were there to see it as an eighth.

Stonberg Lipari says she was pleasantly surprised to see how well the dress still looks after more than seven decades.

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