Bridal

Life at Oakwood – Post 4

SEWING…

Needle_Thread

Is a Lost Art

We have found it at Oakwood Cleaners!

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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.

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Edgardo has a unique attention to detail. He wears 2 hats at Oakwood Cleaners. Pressing linens and cottons is his primary team function. Since “Edgar” as we call him is at the Hermitage plant, he is called upon quite often for repairs that come in.

His attention to detail has become quite beneficial for hand or machine work on wedding gowns and other intricate items.

So… alterations are happening at Oakwood Cleaners. Our tailors are high in demand, appointments are a must for fittings and you must be prepared for a 2 to 3 week turn-around time for everyday wear. If you are interested in having your wedding gown or formal gown altered the turn-a-round time could be 3 to 4 months. Just give us a call at 615.620.6095 to schedule your appointment.

LIFE AT OAKWOOD CLEANERS – POST 2

Say hi to Lizeth!

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She has been part of the Oakwood family for almost 9 years, during which time she has been pregnant 3 times including right now! Lizeth is still working to make sure your pants are pressed to perfection. Ready to pop, she will be leaving next month for maternity leave, but you can rest assured she will be back.

(Side note– Lizeth is also one of our go to team members  for pressing the beautiful wedding gowns that come to Oakwood Cleaners. More about that later in another post.)

 

Rosa is ready and willing to take on the job of pressing your pants.

 

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She has been with us almost a year and has caught on to the “Oakwood Way” very well indeed.

We have your garment care covered from top to bottom at Oakwood Cleaners.

 

Love Your Dress!

Your wedding is over, you are back from a fabulous honeymoon and you wonder – what do I do with my dress now? YOU LOVE IT! Now that the stress and all the hustle and bustle is over, have some fun! Find your favorite photographer, go to the park, the lake or maybe take a train ride. Visit downtown, but do it in your dress! Don’t worry about about keeping it too clean, well within reason, just have fun. You’ve invested a lot in your dress and before you get it cleaned and preserved for the next generation bride, Love Your Dress. Below are some photographs that one of our favorite photographers, (Benjamin Jackson) took of a bride loving her dress, then peek at the before shot of the wrinkly mess and how beautiful it looked at our booth at the Fall Perfect Wedding Guide Bridal Show.

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Our Bride in the lake.Close up of the dress wrinkled from water

Dress after cleaning and pressing