Life at Oakwood Post 8

Do you have a vintage wedding gown? One of the best things about life at Oakwood is definitely our family of customers and hearing their special stories. We see all kinds of vintage clothing including wedding gowns. Rita came in months ago and told me about her gown which was over 40 years old. I had been waiting for her to bring it in which she did just recently. Rita walked in on a chilly November day with the metal chest pictured above in hand. Of course I was curious as … [Read more...]

LEADING CLEANERS INTERNATIONALE COMES TO NASHVILLE!

As a member of LCI (Leading Cleaners Internationale), Oakwood Cleaners was chosen to host the semi-annual couture dry cleaning conference April 2nd - 4th at the historic Hermitage Hotel in downtown Nashville, TN. Representatives from many of the member cleaners embarked on Nashville ready to discuss the nuances of couture dry cleaning. We had representatives all the way from Canada, New York, Nebraska, New Orleans and California! A trip to Oakwood's plant in Hermitage, Tennessee … [Read more...]

Vintage wedding gown from 1800’s!

The Association of Wedding Gown Specialists Convention a few weeks ago  proved to be so helpful. Not only did we learn how we can help you, the bride, take care of your precious memories but we were presented with a piece of history that had been preserved since the 1800's! Can you imagine finding a wedding gown from your ancestors in almost perfect condition? Well, think of your family and how they will feel when they get to experience your special day when you show them your … [Read more...]

A Wedding Dress Saga…

It was December of 1978. I was a bubbly 22 year old in what I thought back then was the most perfect wedding dress I could ever have! It is now September 2011 and WOW,wedding dresses have definately changed! My husband Alan and I became the proud owners of this wonderful dry cleaners in April, 2011, almost 33 years later. We, Oakwood Cleaners, specialize in wedding gown alterations, cleaning and preservation. Like most brides, I had my gown preserved and never paid attention to it … [Read more...]