Savannah boutique battling breast cancer one wedding dress at a time

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SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – Ever thought about donating your wedding dress?

Thanks to the help of one Savannah woman, yours could have a second life.

Nicole Mason is the owner of Ivory & Beau in Savannah. She works in the spirit of love, helping brides find the best wedding dresses to create beautiful memories.

It’s a part of her happiness she says she wishes she could share with her mother.

“My mom died when I was a baby so I never got to know her,” Mason said. Her mother was diagnosed with breast cancer at the age of 34.

“She was able to somewhat beat it when she was pregnant with me, but then afterward it came back,” Mason added.

Now the bridal boutique owner has made the choice to honor her mother by supporting a nationwide program — Brides Against Breast Cancer.

“You can always do something.  So whether it’s $10 or, in this case, we’re asking for wedding dress donations,” Mason said. “There’s always something you can do that will help someone else.”

On Mother’s Day, Ivory & Beau will serve as a collection site for gently loved wedding dresses. It’s a cause close to the heart of events coordinator Brisa Colaizzi, too.

“My grandma actually had breast cancer way before I was born,” Colaizzi said. “She obviously she survived it  which is amazing, but it’s also very powerful to know that it affects so many people.”

Until there is a cure for breast cancer, the team at Ivory and Beau is encouraging you to get involved by raising awareness one dress at a time.

“You’re not just donating back to help with breast cancer research, but you’re also helping other brides who maybe can’t financially afford to spend you know $1,500 on a wedding dress,” Mason said. “Now, they can find their dream dress for $300.” 

To donate your wedding dress, stop by Ivory & Beau’s Brides Against Breast Cancer event May 12. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. they’ll be serving mimosas, enjoying live music and giving away prizes — all for a good cause.

To RSVP or find out more about the event, visit here.

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