Michelle Havrilla never expected to find her wedding dress again. Shortly after her 1985 wedding, she sent it off to a dry cleaner to have it cleaned for posterity. She never saw it again. That is, until just this month, 32 years after it had first gone missing.
Her wedding dress had been sent off to the wrong address and was stored in the attic of the Bartlebaugh family who were unaware of the unfortunate mistake. Ame Bartlebaugh stumbled upon the mix-up when she was looking for her own mother’s wedding dress for her upcoming 2019 wedding.
Posting on Facebook, she asked for anyone with knowledge of the mix-up to help her locate her mother’s dress and find the owner of the mysterious wedding gown.