Future June bride goes on the hunt for missing dress

Jeanette Ricker
 |  Correspondent

A Clyde bride-to-be was recently featured on TV on a WKYC Channel 3 Cleveland news segment on  Feb. 28.

The piece was about a bride’s worst nightmare, a heartbreaking story about Lindsey Boyer and her lost wedding gown. She had found her dream wedding dress almost a year ago, April 2021, at Candlelite Bridal in Sheffield Village Plaza, near Cleveland. It was a long A-line dress with lots of sparkle.

She paid cash for it that day, almost a thousand dollars. It needed alterations, so the shop owner suggested Boyer store the gown at her shop, so she wouldn’t have to transport it back and forth for alterations later. Boyer agreed. She also felt that this would prevent her fiancé, Trevor Ayers, from accidentally seeing her dress.

Their wedding date is June 18, 2022. A few weeks ago Boyer decided it was time to get fitted for alterations. She was astounded when she tried to contact the shop via the internet and learned it was closed. “It was definitely a shock,” she said when she read the message that stated the shop was permanently closed. How could she get her dress?

Boyer found phone numbers for the shop online, called them and received responses that the number was no longer working. Finally she tried the bridal shop’s Facebook and Instagram pages, sending them messages that were read, but not answered.

By this time several Cleveland TV stations had reached out to Boyer about her dilemma and WKYC did the clip for their What’s New segment by Isabel Lawrence. Lawrence checked out the empty bridal shop and talked to adjoining stores. She learned the owner had died and her son was running the business and had been evicted. Lawrence found his address, visited his home with a cameraman and knocked on his door. No one answered. A half hour later Boyer received a text informing her that her dress would be delivered to her in Clyde that day. It didn’t happen.

The next day, Tuesday, Boyer received a call from the owner’s wife who told her that her husband was on his way to Clyde to deliver the wedding dress. Boyer was doubtful, but hoped for the best. It didn’t happen, but she did receive a text with the photo of a box containing her dress, stating that it was being shipped to her home.

On Wednesday, she was thrilled to receive her package from United Parcel Service. Her sister, Addison, used her cell phone to film a happy Boyer opening the box and lifting out her wedding dress. She also filmed the first segment seen on TV and emailed it to the TV station for broadcast. WKYC then released a statement about her returned wedding dress.

Not that any bride wants her future husband to see her wedding gown before the wedding, but due to the publicity, probably her  fiancé and the entire WKYC viewing audience has now seen it.

“At first, I was upset about it, but I am just glad I have my dress back,” said Boyer.

Bands, choirs compete at OMEA 

The Clyde High School Bands and Choirs which competed in the OMEA Large Group District Contest at Oak Harbor High School last weekend. The Concert Band earned an Excellent rating and the Wind Ensemble earned a Superior rating on March 4. The Men’s Chorus, Women’s Chorus, and A Cappella Choir all earned Superior ratings on March 5.

Other events

A Quartermania will be 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday at CHS and is sponsored by Clyde Green Springs Music Boosters

The 10th Annual Pizza Party for the Pantry will be held from noon to 2 p.m. March 26 at a new location, the fellowship hall of St. Paul Lutheran Church, Forest Street.

The Clyde High School Drama Club production of “Annie” will be 7 p.m. April 8 and 9 and 2 p.m.  April 10. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students, seniors, military and school staff members. Tickets are on sale now via email at Theatre@clyde.k12.oh.us.

Jeanette Liebold Ricker writes about Clyde and Green Springs. Contact her at 419-547-8177 or by email at jeanette.ricker@gmail.com.