When I think about my wedding day, I feel lucky that I can still feel the waves of warmth and love as if I were standing in the church again.

There are a lot of great memories from that day, but the feeling of putting on my wedding dress is the one that stands out. As a little girl, I used to dream a lot about how I’d look on my wedding day. But it wasn’t until I walked up to the church and saw all of my loved ones waiting inside that I really understood why women take so long to find the right dress.

In some ways, wedding dresses are a strange tradition that costs a lot of money. After all, it’s a carefully made, unique dress that you’ll have to pay a lot of money for and only wear once.

Well, that’s not true for Janith Goedde. She wore her wedding dress for the first time when she married Joe in Haubstadt, Indiana, in 1957.

She took the dress out of her attic not too long ago. She didn’t want to just show off how well she had taken care of it, so she decided to do something else.

Now, it’s not often that you get to see the person who bought a wedding dress 60 years ago still wearing it.

Yet, Janith knew that her 60th wedding anniversary was the perfect time to show that she could still fit into her dress.

Reports say that a local newspaper in 1957 printed a picture of Janith on her wedding day. At the time, many people couldn’t believe how beautiful her dress was.

The newspaper said, “For her wedding, the bride chose a floor-length dress made of imported Chantilly lace and nylon tulle over satin. The back was closed with tiny covered buttons.”

“The tight-fitting lace bodice had a Sabrina neckline and pearlized sequins on it. Long sleeves ended just above the wrists.”

Janith and her husband’s 60th wedding anniversary was celebrated with a party and a cake with a picture of them on their wedding day.

Janith, who is now 80 years old, made a cheeky bet with a family member. She thought that she could still wear her wedding dress without having to make any changes.

And… well, she did really well on the test.

Joe, her husband, said, “She still looks beautiful.” The strangest part of all this? Janith said that she had never done anything special or gone out of her way to keep her wedding dress clean.

I agree with Joe that Janith looks very pretty.

What a great thing to do! I only wish I could still wear the dress I got married in.