Woman Turns Wedding Dress into Beautiful Burial Gowns for Stillborn Babies (PHOTOS)

wedding dressThe world is taking notice of what Yvonne Trimble did with her wedding dress. Trimble donated her gown to the charity Cherished Gowns for Angel Babies, who then turn them into something heartbreaking but beautiful -- gowns for babies who are stillborn or pass away just after birth. Trimble's kindness has inspired many.


The charity is a wonderful one, and Cherish Gowns is based in the UK -- there is NICU Helping Hands in the United States that also makes angel gowns.

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The wedding gown is a symbol of beauty, of a day full of love. And knowing that women are donating their gowns to surround a baby with even more love is such a beautiful thing. Trimble posted on her Facebook page, along with photos she has shared, "Yesterday they sent me pictures of what they had made with my dress and a mix of emotions swept over me when I received them; pride that I'd done something good, sadness that it's necessary for these gowns to have to be made, relief that I've never known this heartbreak, and a sense of thankfulness that volunteers around the country give up their time to produce such comforting garments." 

I have so many emotions looking at these photos. I love the beauty of all those dresses created from one gown. This is a beautiful gesture for grieving parents.

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Trimble said that she wanted to share her donation and the photos because the charity needs more help and volunteers to sew and design the dresses -- they also need other supplies. Within a half hour of her posting, Cherished Gowns began receiving donations -- around 4,500 wedding gowns were pledged in a short amount of time.

Let this be a source of comfort for grieving parents -- people helping people in all ways, big and small. It makes a difference. It shows love and compassion and the feeling that you aren't alone, especially in the saddest of times.


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