"Wearing an antique bridal gown"

This description seems to reference the character of Miss Havisham from Charles Dickens' 'Great Expectations'.  Abandoned by her lover on the morning of their wedding, she never again leaves the house, nor takes off her wedding dress.  Over several decades, her house falls into decay, and her skin grows deathly pale through lack of sunlight.  The parallel to the vampire-girl in 'The Lady of the House of Love' seems profound.