Caringbah bride will be third in her family to wear the same wedding dress

Shelly Dubois with her grandmother Jean Phipps.

Shelly Dubois with her grandmother Jean Phipps.

Shelly's grandparents Jean and Bruce at their wedding.

Shelly's grandparents Jean and Bruce at their wedding.

Something old, something new and something borrowed will share a common thread at Shelly Dubois’s wedding – a dress that will make history.

The Caringbah bride-to-be will wear the same dress worn by her mother Barb and her grandmother Jean Phipps, at her Bowral wedding in April 2019.

Shelly's parents Barb and Tim strike the same pose on their big day.

Shelly's parents Barb and Tim strike the same pose on their big day.

“My grandmother and mum have strong marriages that I look up to, and I’m thrilled to be able to wear the dress again,” Ms Dubois said.

“It’s not only making my mum so happy but also my grandma, who is altering the lace and sleeves for me.

“I have also planned our wedding to be as cost effective as possible.

“And traditionally, the bride and groom thank their guests with small gifts, but we have decided to use this allocated budget amount and donate to WaterAid Australia. So each guest will be assisting a village with piping and education for maintaining clean drinking water.”

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