Wedding Service

June’s bride-to-be goes in search of the missing dress

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

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

She paid him cash that day, almost a thousand dollars. Alterations were needed, so the store owner suggested Boyer store the dress in her store, so she wouldn’t have to haul it back and forth for later alterations. Boyer agreed. She also felt it 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 gear up for some changes. She was stunned when she tried to contact the store via the Internet and learned that it was closed. “It was definitely a shock,” she said as she read the message that the store was permanently closed. How did she get her dress?

Boyer found the phone numbers for the online store, called them, and received replies that the number no longer worked. Finally, she tried the bridal shop’s Facebook and Instagram pages, sending them messages that were read, but unanswered.

Lindsey Boyer holds her wedding dress which was lost after the owner of the boutique where she purchased the dress died.

By then, several Cleveland television stations had contacted Boyer about his dilemma, and WKYC made the clip for their What’s New segment of Isabel Lawrence. Lawrence checked out the empty bridal shop and spoke to nearby stores. She learned that the owner had died and his son was running the business and had been kicked out. Lawrence found his address, went to his house with a cameraman, and knocked on his door. Nobody answered. Half an hour later, Boyer received a text message telling her that her dress would be delivered to her in Clyde that day. This does not happen.

The next day, Tuesday, Boyer received a call from the owner’s wife who told him that her husband was on his way to Clyde to deliver the wedding dress. Boyer was dubious, but hoped for the best. That didn’t happen, but she received a text message with a picture of a box containing her dress, saying it was being shipped 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 her wedding dress. She also filmed the first segment seen on TV and emailed it to the TV station for broadcast. WKYC later released a statement about her flipped wedding dress.

Not that a bride wants her future husband to see her wedding dress before the wedding, but due to the publicity, presumably her fiancé and the entire WKYC audience have now seen it.

“At first I was upset about it, but I’m just glad I got my dress back,” Boyer said.

Groups, choirs in competition at the OMEA

The Clyde High School Orchestras and Choirs who competed in the OMEA Large Band District Competition at Oak Harbor High School this past weekend. The concert band obtained an excellent note and the wind ensemble obtained a superior note on March 4th. The male choir, female choir and a cappella choir all received top marks on March 5.

Other events

A Quartermania will take place from 1-4 p.m. Sunday at CHS and is sponsored by Clyde Green Springs Music Boosters

The 10th Annual Pantry Pizza Party will take place from noon to 2 p.m. on March 26 at a new location, St. Paul’s Lutheran Church Communion Hall, Forest Street.

The Clyde High School Drama Club’s “Annie” production will take place at 7 p.m. on April 8 and 9 and at 2 p.m. on April 10. Tickets are $10 for adults and $7 for students, seniors, military and school personnel. Tickets are on sale now by emailing [email protected]

Jeanette Liebold Ricker writes about Clyde and Green Springs. Contact her at 419-547-8177 or by email at [email protected]