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Bride's gown lost, but found before 10-year anniversary

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Many people dream of their wedding day. It's such a special day, people often spend big bucks to preserve those memories. But as one Billings couple approached their 10th Wedding Anniversary, they discovered a key item from that day may have been lost forever.

Some would chalk this story up to a modern day fairy tale.

Whitney Nelson thought her dress was gone forever. But thanks to social media and a local business that prefers not to be identified, tonight her precious gown is back where it belongs.

"We totally knew we messed up," Kyle Nelson said.

Weddings are filled with memories, captured most often through photos, videos and for some brides, their wedding gowns.

"We couldn't find it, couldn't find it, couldn't find it," Whitney Nelson said.

To preserve their special day, Whitney Nelson took her dress to a local business to have it cleaned, her husband forgot to do his part.

Kyle Nelson tells us it was nearly a year before he remembered to pick it up. The couple learned that sometimes unclaimed items are donated to charity. The Nelson's put their faith in the Montana Rescue Mission.

But workers at MRM had not seen it. So, they posted flyers all over their stores and social media.

"A man thought he might have bought it and sold it on E-Bay," Whitney said.

They say he checked all his records, but he hadn't sold it. But then rays of sunshine broke through, it turned out the dry cleaner's had it all along! the manager found the dress in storage.

"It's a huge relief, huge, super huge, we actually just celebrated our 10 years together," she said.

"It was a good gift," Kyle said.

With the couple's happy ending, they learned a very important lesson along the way.  

"When somebody gives you a date make sure to listen to it and important things like this, you don't know how important they are until they're gone," he said.

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