Friday, October 8, 2010

My Wedding Dress...4 years after

It has been a little over three years since the last time I have even seen my wedding dress. It has been shoved away in one of our extra bedroom closets. Recently, I wrote a Fall runway review on J. Crew (if you want to read it, click HERE!) for the magazine I am currently writing for, San Jose Fashion Week.  When I was reviewing the Fall collection online, I came across the most fascinating photo that revealed a beautiful wedding dress from their bridal collection. The creative thing was they had assembled military items with the dress to create an incredible look! I was so inspired I immediately sent the picture to my cousin (also my photographer) and told her we had to do this with my wedding dress!  She was completely on board, and so this past weekend when we went to hang out in Austin, she decided we were going to rent a canoe and take my wedding dress out onto Barton Springs!  I could not have been more elated!  So, these are the photos we created and I cannot tell you how excited I was to wear my wedding dress again! (and fit in it)

Brickhouse Bridal wedding dress, Steve Madden boots, H&M arm warmers and belt, Old Navy Jacket









35 comments:

fashion_freak said...

amazing photos, great idea :) i love your wedding dress, and those gloves (or what are they) are really cool :) xo
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Collette Osuna said...

FABULOUS idea hunnie....you look awesome!! Love the jacket and the boots over it...straight out of a fashion magazine:)
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Mrs. MMM said...

Love the pics in the canoe! Makes me want to play in my dress. Although, I'll wait to get rid of this extremely large bump ;)

Jenna said...

OK SO...I LOVE the header makeover! So gorgeous, so amazing...and what a way to use your wedding dress again! It looks positively divine and not over-the-top at all. Stunning! You are style inspiration, my dear. Talk soon!

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Jenna

Stefani said...

wow,beautiful photos!it's a great idea,that look is amazing!

Marie said...

Your pictures are always great!:D

Loving how you wore your dress with the jacket and boots -- you are one cool girl!:D

Have a wonderful weekend!:D

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Dee O. said...

Awesome photos! I really love the concept behind them, the boots with the dress is simply amazing contrast :)

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iUnderEye said...

omg I cant believe you have been able to style your wedding dress so well. Great gloves and boots. And the best thing is that you can re-wear something so classic and meaningful to you. x
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Hardcore Makeup Junkie said...

OMG I'm so glad I came across your blog! It's amazing. Your pictures are fantastic. I can't wait to read the rest of your posts :)

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DON LIKE FASHION said...

cool!

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plentyforpennies said...

Thanks for commenting on my blog! I got those tights last year : (
Love that you reused your wedding dress for this photo. I def. want a dress I can wear again as well. And love your dress!!

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plentyforpennies said...

I meant boots : )

Kara Mercer said...

OMG ANG.....you and shan outdid yourselves!! love love love love love love them!!

Dolls Factory said...

wow this is great
I've always thought of renting my future wedding dress for this reason , or just get a Valentino white long dress and use it as a wedding drees and re-use it with accessories for a ball or sth ahahha

great job

Kat said...

i love these pics!!! you looks so amzingly gorgeous and your dress is stunning! i love the way you paired the military boots with the dress! you are so inspiring and now i really want a wedding dress so :)

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Beauty Addict said...

I love those pictures! Lucky you that can still fit on your wedding dress from 3 years ago... :)

I guess I would have to starve for months to fit on mine!

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Jodi said...

This is so cool!! great photos.. .GREAT idea.. you sound so adventurous too... love it!! and you look amazing!!

Pammy said...

Your banner looks pretty. I love how you rocked your wedding dress on the pics. I like the last picture the most. :P

Trishna said...

This is absolutely fantastic. What an amazing concept. I would have never known it was your wedding dress had you not told us so. :)

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SoYesterday. said...

GREAT idea.. (:
& LOVE it with the boots!!


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Catita said...

oh sweetie you rock! most girls only get to wear it one in a very traditional manner, love how you defied reason and went for extravaganza!! And loving your new banner, who made it?
xoxo
Catita

Cowbiscuits said...

AMAZING! you look like Lara Croft on her wedding day <3 xx

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Ashley said...

This is so cool! Your wedding dress looks so pretty, and I love how you styled it (I love how J. Crew did, too...makes me want to get a wedding dress just to wear around every day. Believe me, I'd do it). You should totally post a picture from your wedding, too. Just sayin' :)

And yes, I did just get that hat at F21! Probably about a month ago...I'm sure they still have them!

Erin (penny. LA) said...

You remind me that I need to start watermarking my photos... and using Aperture on my new Mac, darn it! Your photos are divine. Love the shot especially of the light coming through...

Love the idea of this shoot. I've been kicking around the idea of doing something very similar with my dress. It's just hanging down in the basement of my parents' house, all lonely...

Great inspiration. <3

Courtney said...

I'm glad to see that you CAN wear a wedding dress again--that it's not a one time thing necessarily.

Sophie@Diary of a Young Designer said...

These pictures are a dream!! And it's incredible, you gave your wedding dress a totally different look!! Beautiful!

xo
Sophie

Marcela said...

Wow, the pics are great! I like the idea of this combo.

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D-May VT. said...

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ps : it's a really nice shooting!! ;)

D-May VT. said...

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Anonymous said...

I'm in love with what you've done! I want to do something crazy like that!! Just hire and canoe and get snapping photos!!!

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Forevermelody said...

Such a great idea! I got married four years ago and I'm doing a project on my blog where I wear one of my dresses every day - I should do something with my wedding dress. I love this idea!

Jackie said...

Such a beautiful dress. Great inspiration. You look gorgeous.

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luvgmt.com said...

Best photo shoot for a blog ever!!

monichika2 said...

AMAZING!!! the one of you on the boat is stunning you are an amazing blogger

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