Bride-to-be's ivory dress goes pink after cleaning mishap
A woman was in danger of having her dreams of a perfect wedding day shattered after finding out her dress had been turned pink.
Tina Lawrence, of Chapel Fields in Biggleswade, took her 500 wedding dress to Timpsons in the High Street – then last Saturday received a phone call saying her dress had accidentally been turned pink.
But after hearing of her situation the Chronicle came to the rescue.
Within hours of us calling Timpsons' head office a call was made to Tina and the company has promised to do all it can to rectify the situation.
Tina, 36, who only has five weeks left until her big day said: "I was absolutely devastated. When they phoned me I just burst into tears. My mum had to take away the phone because I couldn't speak.
"I was absolutely disgusted with the way it was handled originally because they refused to take any responsibility for it.
"But now, thank God, they seem to be doing something and I just pray to God everything will be fine for the big day."
The incident happened after the cleaning company, based in Lemington Spa put the dress in the washing machine when it was still dirty after being dry cleaned, despite the label saying dry clean only.
The blushing bride has organised the whole wedding around the ivory coloured dress and says she cannot wear pink as it will ruin her whole day.
She is due to be married at Biggleswade Registry Office to Andy Hancock, 34, and has booked a reception to take place at St Andrew's Rooms in May.
John Timpson, chairman of Timpsons, said: "We are extremely disappointed with what has happened and rather than blaming those responsible for what has happened we are doing everything possible to rectify the problem.
"This must be a very traumatic time for Tina Lawrence and we will be doing all we can to secure a happy ending to what has been an extremely upsetting time for all involved and Tina in particluar.
"We have been to see her this week and are looking at a number of options to make sure her wedding day goes ahead as planned."