Bride surprised with new gown after tornado destroys first one
NORMAN — Every girl dreams about their wedding day and that dream usually begins with the perfect dress.
Megan Acord thought her big day was ruined after the May 20th tornado destroyed her home with her gown inside.
That’s when her friends, a Norman bridal shop and a New York designer stepped in to help this bride-to-be’s wedding take place without a hitch.
“[BeLoved Bridal is] beautiful, and I always love to window shop.” Laura Hilgenfeld said. “I thought man, maybe I can call them and maybe they might have a sample gown or something they`d be willing to possibly discount for me.”
The owners of BeLoved Bridal, Lindsay Gasaway and Andrea Mantooth, partnered with one of their gown designers, Stella York, to donate any dress, free of charge, as a gift and surprise to Acord. “I mean, it`s turned the bad into good for me.” Acord said. “This literally is one of the best days of my life.”
“To know that we can give that back to her and give more than she had in the first place…it made me happy!” Lindsay Gasaway said.
Surrounded by close friends, Acord tried on dress after dress until she finally found “The One.”
“Just being in a dress makes you feel so much more beautiful.” Acord Said. “In times like this is when you really need that. It`s a true blessing to me.”
Any alterations that the dress needs will be finished in just a few weeks.