Posts Tagged ‘wedding dresses


Official Opinion: Trashing the Dress

A new phenomenon that has become not only popular, but also fascinating is “Trashing the Dress”. For years it has been a tradition for brides to seal their dresses up tight after their wedding day and save them for their children to play dress up in and potentially wear at their own weddings. But, with the times changing so hasn’t the wedding dress tradition.

Wondering who started this dirty tradition? A Las Vegas photographer by the name of John Michael Cooper is credited with being the first to try this new type of shoot. Bored of the typical wedding photos, he asked some of his clients to pose in settings that most brides would never dream of going with such a clean crisp white wedding dress and the rest seems to be history.

After months of looking for the perfect dress, fittings, and alterations, brides are now taking their beautiful/expensive dresses and “trashing” them. Paying professional photographers to take pictures of them rolling in mud, running through water, and getting enormous grass stains post wedding day. Depending on how tame or wild a bride may be there are different options as to how badly one may trash their dress (and what will be able to be dry cleaned). From looking at pictures posted on blogs and photographers websites some shoots are subtle walks through the woods while others are what looks to be a fun game of mud volleyball without the net or ball.

With so many different locations in Chicago it is really up to a brides imagination and wildness as to where one may trash their dress in the city. There are the beaches on Lake Michigan, the parks throughout the city, local construction sites (because we know there are plenty of those), and maybe even a trip out to the suburbs where there are more fields and dirt to roll in.

So if you chose to get some of these unforgettable images shot I have made a list of photographers who offer the shoots, help you pick the perfect location to get as dirty as you want, and have pictures of past shoots to share.  Enjoy!


Official Opinions: Dresses Gone Digital

For years brides have been opting out of the traditional, extravagant, white wedding gown by adding color and subtracting or adding layers.  Wedding dress style trends have changed several times over the years with some styles going in and out of popularity, and others either dying before they start or remaining stable on the fashion radar.  One pretty modern dress idea that caught my eye recently took style to the next level – digital.  This dress, featured in the videos below, surfaced a couple years ago and consists of LED lights in the bottom that not only add color to the traditional wedding dress, but also make it customizable.  How do you think this trend will fair in the wedding fashion world?

— Ebonee, Planning Intern


Official Opinions: When you wish a upon a wedding dress…

As children many little girls dream of their perfect dress and their fairy tale wedding, they also dream about being a princess from the ever so famous Disney movies. If you were one of those girls, I have found the PERFECT balance between the two, a Disney themed wedding dress.

Becoming available in 2011 Disney princess lovers can thank Alfred Angelo who has recently teamed up with Disney to bring the princess fairy tale dream wedding come true. The bridal gown collection will be called Disney Fairy Tale Weddings by Alfred Angelo and will be completely affordable, ranging in price from $599-$1,199. The dresses will range in size from 0-30W and will take a modern, sophisticated spin on the following classic Disney princess characters:

Each dress is channeled after the different princesses character and style.  The collection includes classic gowns, grand ball gowns with many layers of tulle and sparkles, fit and flare to highlight the curves, mermaid gowns, and wrapped bodices gowns to flatter a brides figure. Check out the following link to see the sketches and a sneak peak of the Disney princess gowns that will be ready to purchase at the beginning of next year. You can even sign up for Disney Fairy Tale Wedding updates.

Although the Disney princess fairy tale dream wedding may not be for everyone, I think it is pretty cool that after many years of people using the phrase “Fairy Tale Wedding,” and girls of all ages dressing as the famous princesses,  there will actually be a fairy tale themed wedding dress that mimics our favorite Disney princesses. Now they just need to book a band from Stitely Entertainment to make the fairy tale complete!



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