Working in the bridal industry, every day we are blessed to meet wonderful brides and families from all over New England and sometimes even further. One special bride that will always have a place in our hearts here at Ve’Lace is Morgan Griffen and her grandmother.
Morgan first visited Ve’Lace in the Fall of 2021 along with her grandmother and other family members and worked with our lovely stylist Mary-Jo. Morgan was nervous about trying on gowns but after a truly amazing appointment, she said yes to the most beautiful dress with her beloved grandmother and family by her side. After her appointment, Morgan’s grandmother, or “Grammie” as Morgan called her, was adamant that her granddaughter would have her veil and accessories as a wedding gift from grandmother to granddaughter. She was so adamant in fact, that our staff made a note on Morgan’s appointment that the cost of the veil was covered!
This kind act is not out of the norm for Louise Flaherty, who was a dedicated mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Louise loved her family more than anything and enjoyed spending time with her granddaughter Morgan and Morgan’s daughter Evelyn during their weekly shopping trips and coffee dates. When Morgan and her husband first got engaged, Louise was so excited and could not wait to do something special for the wedding.
Sadly, Louise passed away unexpectedly shortly after Morgan’s first bridal appointment. When she returned to Ve’Lace for her fittings, Morgan brought her grandmothers veil to try on and it was such a special moment for Morgan and our staff. After trying on her grandmother’s veil, Morgan tried on the beautiful veil purchased for her by Louise and it looked perfect! Even though Louise could not be there in person, she was certainly there in spirit admiring her beautiful granddaughter. In honor of Louise’s kind and giving spirit, our team decided to credit Morgan for the cost of her veil as if she were here, Louise most certainly would have helped with the cost of alterations to make Morgan’s day as perfect as possible.
Morgan got married on July 28th, 2022 at Independence Harbor in Assonet Massachusetts. Morgan said I do in a stunning gown by Allure Bridals, fitted perfectly to her body by our expert seamstresses. Her strappy sheath gown had a delicate lace overlay and breathtaking train with a nine-point bustle made for dancing! The finishing touch was of course the veil paid for by Louise, which was such a simple yet meaningful tribute that made sure Louise’s memory was honored on Morgan’s special day.
We are honored to have had the opportunity to work with Morgan and are so grateful that we were able to help Morgan keep the memory of sweet and vivacious Louise alive.
Rest in the Sweetest Peace, Louise.
Wedding day images from Morgan’s wedding taken by her fantastic photographer Rachael Provencher (@rprophoto)