Wedding Week: Trash the Dress

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The day after the wedding, we did a fun shoot aka “trash the dress”.

It is pretty much summed up as artsy, fun and sometimes crazy pictures in your wedding dress… you’ll see why.

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Yes, we really did go in the Brazos River. I was relieved that my dress dry cleaned perfectly. Good as new… not that I will be wearing it again. 😉

About a month later, we were invited by our wedding photographers, White Haute Photography, to be models/subjects for different photographers doing a Trash the Dress shoot at the March Air Reserve Base Museum.

Where do I sign up?

We traveled back to California for the shoot and since we already had pictures of my wedding dress the day after, I decided to change it up.

I wore my grandmother’s wedding dress. There was absolutely NO trashing of the dress here. I was always very close to my grandma until she passed away in 2005. I really wish she could have seen me get married; I would have loved to have her be a part of it. In a way, I felt like wearing her dress for this shoot let me be close to her again… if that makes sense. I know I will see her again in heaven one day, but it doesn’t make me miss her any less in the meantime.

I absolutely loved her dress. I was shocked to see how similar it was to my own. The lace was almost identical, ivory with sweetheart neckline. Grandma and I must think alike. 😉

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I had so much fun at this shoot! Anything to be around old vintage airplanes!

There is just something romantic about vintage airplanes… perhaps it reminds me of all the great love stories coming out of WWII.

There was just something special about that era… and for a day, we got to pretend we were a part of it. :)

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  • http://www.mrsyellowhat.blogspot.com Tara G.

    These are great!

  • http://www.mrsyellowhat.blogspot.com Tara G.

    These are great!

  • http://www.jensplacetovisit.blogspot.com Jen S.

    I LOOOOOVE your pictures!
    Your photo shoot had to have been so much fun!
    I love all the pictures, but my absolute favorite is the black and white one of you guys standing in front of the plane!
    Seriously, these are some of the best pictures I’ve ever seen. They are so awesome!
    Your Grandma’s dress was just beautiful…and so was yours. How neat that your dresses were so similar :)
    ~Jen

  • http://www.jensplacetovisit.blogspot.com Jen S.

    I LOOOOOVE your pictures!
    Your photo shoot had to have been so much fun!
    I love all the pictures, but my absolute favorite is the black and white one of you guys standing in front of the plane!
    Seriously, these are some of the best pictures I’ve ever seen. They are so awesome!
    Your Grandma’s dress was just beautiful…and so was yours. How neat that your dresses were so similar :)
    ~Jen

  • http://www.jensplacetovisit.blogspot.com Jen S.

    OOPS…I meant to say my favorite one is the one where your husband is standing and you are kneeling/sitting on the ground! It’s SUCH a cool picture…well, they all are :)
    Jen

  • http://www.jensplacetovisit.blogspot.com Jen S.

    OOPS…I meant to say my favorite one is the one where your husband is standing and you are kneeling/sitting on the ground! It’s SUCH a cool picture…well, they all are :)
    Jen

  • http://www.hayleymal.blogspot.com Hayley

    Oh wow, these are stunning.
    I agree those times must have been amazing!

  • http://www.hayleymal.blogspot.com Hayley

    Oh wow, these are stunning.
    I agree those times must have been amazing!

  • http://melissasheartandhome.blogspot.com Melissa Miller

    Hi Melissa!
    I haven’t seen you around Blogland in so long I wondered how you were doing my friend. You and your blog are looking wonderful I see! ~Wow! What a fabulous new design to your precious blog. I just love it!

    You look positively gorgeous and radiant in your Grandmother’s wedding dress. How romantic to have these special photos to cherish. ~Beautiful!

    Thank you for your kind words about my new healthy lifestyle changes. I really appreciate them so much. It’s been hard but I’m moving forward with it. ~Whew!

    Please come by and visit me anytime you can okay.
    ~Blessings to you and yours, ~Melissa :)

  • http://melissasheartandhome.blogspot.com Melissa Miller

    Hi Melissa!
    I haven’t seen you around Blogland in so long I wondered how you were doing my friend. You and your blog are looking wonderful I see! ~Wow! What a fabulous new design to your precious blog. I just love it!

    You look positively gorgeous and radiant in your Grandmother’s wedding dress. How romantic to have these special photos to cherish. ~Beautiful!

    Thank you for your kind words about my new healthy lifestyle changes. I really appreciate them so much. It’s been hard but I’m moving forward with it. ~Whew!

    Please come by and visit me anytime you can okay.
    ~Blessings to you and yours, ~Melissa :)