For many girls, the wedding day is a lifelong dream. Everything needs to be flawless, from the wedding gown to the bridesmaids’ dresses, with a photographer poised to capture picture-perfect moments worthy of Instagram captions.

Allie Livingwater was no exception. Like many brides-to-be, she had a vision of her ideal wedding gown.

From the moment she and her partner discussed marriage, Allie had a clear image of her wedding gown in mind. It was no ordinary dress; it was her grandmother’s wedding gown, a cherished family heirloom.

Allie shared a special bond with her grandmother. After her grandfather passed away before Allie was born, the family moved in with her grandmother to ensure she wouldn’t be alone.

Wearing her grandmother’s cherished wedding dress wasn’t just a gesture of honoring the elderly woman who held a special place in Allie’s heart; it was also a way for the bride to feel a connection to her late grandfather.

The dress had been carefully stored by her grandmother in a garbage bag, never expecting it to be worn again. When she saw her granddaughter in the dress, she was overcome with emotions, tears of joy streaming down her face at the sight.

Allie even shared side-by-side photos of herself and her beloved grandmother on their respective wedding days.