Well the long awaited blog is finally here! And first and foremost I want to say a big THANK YOU to all the girls involved in this project. You were all AMAZING! I really appreciate the time and effort that every “bride” made to look gorgeous on the day & to the girls who helped out on the day along with a massive thanks to Luscious Cupcakes for their donation of cupcakes for all the brides. They were delicious!
I was chatting with a friend awhile back and we were saying how cool it would be to get a few friends all in their wedding dresses and take photos so this discussion then led to more thoughts of actually doing a personal project. I thought “what girl wouldn’t want to get back into her wedding dress again!” If you are blessed enough to fit back into it then why not! haha
I wanted this project to be a bit more significant than just having the opportunity to get back into your wedding dress so thought I would use this as a “celebrating marriage” photoshoot. There are so many broken relationships, divorces, hurt and pain out there that I wanted to do something positive and celebrate the beauty of marriage.
Marriage can be, and is, a wonderful thing, yes it takes a whole lot of hard work and effort to keep a strong and successful marriage but it’s so worth it. So I wanted this photoshoot to be a big celebration! (hence the balloons & streamers)
I put a call out on facebook and got a fantastic response back. On the day we ended up with 18 stunning brides which I was so happy with. We had women of all ages, some who had been married for a year & some who had been married for 10 or more.
To be honest, as excited as I was about this project, I was so nervous. All of these gorgeous women who have put so much effort into hair & makeup and getting their dresses cleaned, bringing balloons & streamers, even girls going on diets so they could fit back into their dress (well done to you girls by the way!)…I wanted it to be well worth it for them all so I was thinking to myself “self, you better do a good job!” LOL
From the feedback I got from everyone I believe it was well worth it! As much as I was panicking behind the camera the girls were having a blast being crazy in their wedding dresses, making new friends, throwing streamers around and getting their “pose” on.
I hope you enjoy looking through the photos & be sure to share this blog with your friends and family. Let’s celebrate the beauty of marriage!
And I will end with this funny quote:
‘Marriage is an alliance entered into by a man who can’t sleep with the window shut, and a woman who can’t sleep with the window open.’
Gotta love balloons! But there was some serious wind going on and the balloons were going crazy…it was time to say goodbye to the balloons 😦