Bride Gets Wedding Dress Returned After It Was Stolen From Car


By: Jonathan Lehman/Meredith Ganzman

The dress was “borrowed,” and the bride was blue.

Jessica Blackwell, who was married in August, was in a panic after her wedding dress recently was stolen from the trunk of her husband’s car outside their Indianapolis apartment. 

He was planning to take the dress, which got muddy on their special day, to the cleaners. But someone broke in and took it. 

Blackwell posted about the blush mermaid-style dress on Facebook, hoping it would be spotted if the thief tried to re-sell it. 

“I hope they know that they can just leave it on the porch,” Blackwell said. “You'll feel better about yourself. You'll feel better about what your decisions are. Just please bring it back, because it's really important to us." 

The newlywed’s plea worked. She was contacted by a man -- it’s not clear whether it was the thief or a good Samaritan -- who said he saw her story and who wanted to meet to return the stolen item.

Blackwell is thrilled to have the dress back. She wants to pass it on to her future children one day. “I am just blessed," she said.