A Framed Memory

The minute she put it on, Stacy knew that this gown was going to be treasured forever. Her exquisite Justin Alexander beaded gown was just what she had dreamed of and now what she will use as a piece of art.  "I must say that the cleaning & framing of my dress turned out just as I had hoped, so the long wait was well worth it!" We asked Stacy a few questions that led to the framing of her gown.  How did you choose Oakwood Cleaners to clean your gown? I … [Read more...]

Your Memories Preserved

I so enjoyed my interview with Geny's Flower & Bridal about our Wedding Gown Preservation process. Here it is: http://blog.genysflowersandbridal.com/wedding-dress-preservation-right-here-in-nashville?utm_campaign=Wedding+Dresses&utm_content=58870406&utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook … [Read more...]

Are you ready for Fall?

Fall and cooler temps are arriving sooner than you think. Here is some advice on getting your closest ready for the new season. Take some quality time with your clothes and accessories. Open your closest, be honest with yourself and before you go shopping follow the steps below to make room for your fall wardrobe purchases. Preparing your closest for the new season Label six bags as follow: Toss, Donate, Consign, Store, Repair and Clean Toss anything with holes that … [Read more...]

TALE OF A NAVY PEA COAT

Nancy brought in her father's vintage navy pea coat hoping that we could restore it for her son Alex to wear. Below are some pictures of how it looked when we first received it. Front and Back before restoration As you can see it had definately seen better days. George A. Love served in the Seabees in World War II and in the Navy in the Korean War. In WWII, he was assigned to the Seabee Construction Battalion Maintenance Unit No. 623 as a Machinist Mate Second … [Read more...]

Life at Oakwood – Post 4

SEWING... Is a Lost Art We have found it at Oakwood Cleaners! Megan came to us as a graduate of O’more College of Design. Her portfolio is titillating with imaginative creations. She comes with the experience needed to perform the simplest to the most involved repairs and alterations. You must come see her, but make sure to call an schedule an appointment as she is high in demand.   Edgardo has a unique attention to detail. He wears 2 hats at Oakwood Cleaners. Pressing … [Read more...]

Some tips for your wedding gown fitting

You have your date, you have your dress and now it needs some alterations! Here are some important tips to follow when preparing to have your wedding gown altered. If possible allow 3 to 4 months from your wedding date for your alterations. It is normal to have 3 fittings, the third being the final to make sure your dress is a perfect fit. Always bring the shoes you will be wearing at your wedding and the undergarments you will be wearing that day. Your seamstress cannot be … [Read more...]

My Wedding Dress Saga… (part two) marking it in for restoring and preservation

When we receive a dress we always take pictures of the stains and imperfections that might happen during your wedding or in this case of a dress that has been packed away for such a long time. Melody is one of our customer service representatives at our White Bridge location. This is where we do all the preservations. In these pictures she is examining my dress for the discoloration on the lace and any other imperfections that need to be taken care of. … [Read more...]

Why Oakwood Cleaners?

Oakwood Cleaners is Nashville’s only licensed GreenEarth drycleaner using a non toxic process and returning your clothes with no dry-cleaning odor, finely packaged ready to wear. Oakwood Cleaners is also the dry-cleaner to many high end stores, Bridal salons and Custom Clothiers in the area such as Jamie’s, Coco’s, Gus Mayer, Levy’s, J. Michaels, Faccio Bridal, The Bride Room, B.Hughes Bridal, Tom James and Custom Rags. And we are Nashville’s only 5 star certified Couture Care … [Read more...]

Nashville’s Dry Cleaning and Alteration Experts!

Oakwood Cleaners is Nashville Tennessee's only licensed GreenEarth drycleaner using a non toxic process and returning your clothes with no dry-cleaning odor, finely packaged ready to wear. Oakwood Cleaners is also the dry-cleaner to many high end stores, Bridal Salons and Custom Clothiers in the area such as Jamie’s, Coco’s, Gus Mayer, Levy’s, J. Michaels, Faccio Bridal, The Bride Room, B. Hughes Bridal, Tom James and Custom Rags. And we are Nashville’s only 5 star certified … [Read more...]