70 years of love: Jessica Dill gets married, and there’s a very special story behind her wedding dress!

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CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Pickle to cheese!

Fox 8's own Jessica Dill got married to Michael Muenster Saturday night supported by family and friends, including some of Jessica’s co-workers from here at the station.

There was a very special story behind her wedding gown. It is 70 years old, passed down three generations through Jessica's family. It was originally worn by her grandmother, Carol Donnelly.

Jess said her grandma bought the dress in downtown Cleveland at the Higbee Company on Public Square.  She was married in it on October 20, 1951.

"I wore my mom’s dress who wore my grandma’s dress... who has always just been so fabulous," she wrote on Facebook.

Jess told us, "Even though the dress was preserved, it yellowed overtime and parts began to wither. She met local designer,  Lissa Marie Kvarda, who was able to scrub it back to the ivory color and add new lace to the bodice. The rest of the dress is original, even down to the buttons on the sleeves."

Jessica's mom, Anne wore the dress when she married Jess' Dad, Joe, on June 24, 1978. Not only did Jess wear the same dress as her grandmother and mom, she also held her wedding reception in the same location, The Renaissance. Back then, it was called Stouffer's on the Square.

Jess also had pearl earrings that belonged to her father's mother turned into a bracelet for the day.

Check out her Facebook post below:

"I love my husband💕! We’re heading out for some rest and relaxation but I just wanted to say thank you to everyone who sent such sweet messages. I feel so blessed to have the best parents and family and now I just gained some awesome in-laws including 7 new siblings and 8 new nieces and nephews! I also was honored to walk down the aisle in a 70-year-old dress that was passed down 3 generations. I wore my mom’s dress who wore my grandma’s dress... who has always just been so fabulous! (I also had my father’s mother, Grandma Dill’s, pearl earrings turned into a bracelet for the day!)

I love you Michael and I’m so excited to be Mrs. Muenster and start a forever with you!!"

Here are some additional photos from Jessica's big day:

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