Thursday, October 16, 2008

So Tempting ...

Not too long ago, my friend Angie posted on a Trash The Dress session she sat in on, and I was intrigued. Never had I heard of these photography sessions, but the idea of putting on my wedding gown once again and having beautiful and fun pictures taken with my man on a beach or some other gorgeous location, sounds like fun! As of now, my wedding dress and veil are 'preserved' in a cardboard box and sits on a top shelf in my closet. The idea of actually 'trashing' this dress isn't what I have in mind. My grandma (who I have been close to my entire life) took me to try on dresses during my engagement, and bought me this beautiful gown that I fell in love with. There is that sentimental value, but I am a mom to 2 boys. The idea of saving it for a future daughter is out of the question (I am done having babies), so why not have another opportunity to enjoy my dress? Maybe I can convince my hubby to do a session with me in the next few years. Our 10 year anniversary, maybe? Afterall, I can always have the dress dry-cleaned again and preserved back into its box. What do you think? Has anyone ever done this?

Note: pictures were found through an image search on Yahoo.

10 shout-outs!:

Emily said...

I love the pictures from "trash the dress" sessions.
There is a whole website that I stumbled upon and they were gorgeous.
I would say that you should definitely do this!!!

WSU Laura said...

Those pictures are great! I think it is such a wonderful idea and why not get some more use out of the gown.

Ang said...

Um, if you can convince Tim I will personally come north to do your TTD :) Yipee!

(We are doing ours this next summer at the beach, yay!!)

JenWebb702 said...

I think you guys should do it. Maybe that way I could actually see pictures of your wedding dress (that was a BIG hint sister).

JenWebb702 said...

I changed my layout AGAIN! I am so addicted!! This is my second one this week!! Sign me up for Layouts Anonymous meetings!! Anything fun planned for the weekend?

Timi said...

Love the pictures! I'm like you I don't know if I could do it or not. The thought of trashing something on purpose gets my butt in a total bunge. Love the idea, I just don't know if I could do it and have the pictures look as though I'm actually having fun.
WOW.........I'm a huge help! NOT!!
How about go to a thrift store buy a kind of cute wedding dress, trash that and say it's yours?
Again.............why do I bother? I'm really no help. I would say don't do it.

April said...

I am loving everyone's comments!! You girls are the best!! I will definitely try to get a picture of my wedding dress up soon (thanks for the request Jen!!).

JenWebb702 said...

You do win the award for longest comment ever. Do you have your acceptance speech ready?
With Jaron's swim lessons there was no pass or fail because he never set foot in the water. Seriously, I never had to dry him off with his cute towel or even didn't have to wash his swim trunks...and we went to three classes. I don't get that kid...he is so stubborn. Not like his Mom or anything. :)
And yes, I do need to see a picture of that wedding dress. As long as we have been buddies, I have never seen your wedding pictures. I am so left out!!

Mamalicious said...

Wow, that's a first for me. The pictures are great!

I would need to lose at least 25 pounds to get back into my wedding dress. I don't think it's happening!


Erik and Mary said...

Never done it, but want to! We have done this with brides from our studio. It is alot of fun!

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