Old Sweetwater

Old Sweetwater

Saturday, January 15, 2011

Girls In White Dresses...

*Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes; Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes. Silver white winters that melt into Springs....*These are MY TAKES on a few favorite things. Two photos show the trend of *trashing* your wedding dress after the ceremony. I ADORE the idea and wished it would've been around when I got married. Anyone do the "trashy thing" or know someone who has?  

27 comments:

katie said...

I got married in a wool suit. Wish I had it now to hook into a rug.
There is some kind of symbolism there about wiping my feet on it. teehee

Jojo said...

I have never heard of trashing your wedding dress. So this is a new trend? Maybe it comes from the idea of 27 Dresses....

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

My first wedding dress is in a box upstairs. My Dad paid 1000.00 for it in 1980. Not sure he would have wanted me to trash it--hehe. I love those skates!!!
xoxo

Sally said...

Such beautiful photo's! Nope, never heard of trashing before. I still have mine, and the little one likes to try it on, and dance. (It's knee lenghth). :)

Have a wonderful day!

cottageprims said...

Beautiful images.Hmmm never heard of the trashy thing but for the bucks you pay I doubt I would of been brave enough.Warm Blessings!~Amy

Lorilee said...

Don't think I could do the trashing thing. Mine was knee length and made by my mom.
Blessings,
Lorilee

FairfieldHouse said...

Janean,

Not sure I'm on board with trashing the dress. All these 'cutting edge brides' no doubt consider themselves 'green' as well. What a waste of money, talent, time.

I adore the photos especially, the dining room and the little dog sitting upon the white chair.

Your Friend,
Deborah

Cindy said...

i love the idea of trashing the wedding dress.....the pictures i have seen of it are fabulous. i love your images janean. they are so ethereal and lovely.

hugs, cindy

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Janean, you always have such an interesting perspective and collection of beautiful photos! I have enjoyed the comments, too! LOL!

Susan said...

Oh, no, I could never have trashed my wedding dress! I wonder who came up with the idea? And is it supposed to symbolize something? I just can't imagine doing that after spending so much money on it and having it altered to perfection!
Hmmm...makes me curious to know more!
Great pics as alway, Janean!
Blessings!

Pondside said...

I don't think the trashing idea has traveled up here yet.
I wore my mother's dress and I have saved it for my daughter or niece. The girls are getting bigger with each generation, so there may be some serious remodeling of the dress in the future.

Rita said...

Well, I never heard of trashing your wedding dress, but I am fixing to cut mine up. Unfortunately, I had it stored in a bag with the dress I wore in my sister's wedding and recently discovered that it had faded onto my wedding dress. My kiddos (both boys) will not care to have the dress, so I am going to cut the lace parts out and make a collage with it. Have a wonderful weekend, Janean!

Blondie's Journal said...

I had never heard of trashing the dress until we went to a wedding this past summer. I was in shock. To think of all the time that you spend looking for the perfect dress...all that stitching and sewing, all that money!!!! My dress is preserved, the complete opposite! Wow!

XO,
Jane

Farm Girl said...

Lovely photos, Does the cleaners loosing my dress count? Or buying my dress and waiting for it to come in from New York, and one week away from the wedding, the lady at the store telling me they lost my order but I could wear the one I tried on in the store and I could get it cheap. Which I did and If I had knew about trashing a dress I would have. :)

It's me said...

O Kathy..it is along time ago.....when we married.......hahahaha!!...lovely post !! i enjoy it again......lovely weekend......love you Ria....xxx...

Bernie said...

I didn't realize the new trend was to trash ones wedding gown, not sure I like the thought of spending all that money but I do like the symbolism of it....Hugs

Shay said...

Oh - Im not sure I could trash my wedding dress.

Love the dining room picture. White is so timeless and beautiful.

Karen said...

Haven't heard that idea, either. Maybe my age, and out of "touch" with the in thing. sigh....

Julie said...

Love the whites...the one that looks underwater is quite different..I have not heard of the "trashing"...but I couldn't...It's just a piece of white material on the one hand...but on the other hand... it is just so meaningful and on such a sacred day...hmmmm. think I would have passed...HOWEVER...my motherinlaw did not "Trash" her gown, but she and her multi-talented crafting/sewing/quilting/creative sisters took her satin dress and cut it up to make beautiful "Christmas-like" stockings for each daughter and daughter-in-law...with lace and beads/pearls, and velvet embellishments....LOVELY! and quite sentimental! I shadowboxed mine to preserve it...
Hugs to you Janean! :-)

Dolores said...

Beautiful white images!
I haven't heard of the trashing the wedding dress either, but there's so many neat things to do with an old dress....
Hugs,

Michelle May said...

Trashing it?? No...cutting it up and sewing it into something different yes. Of course if for some reason my husband had a midlife crisis, and wanted to leave, I would trash the dress...in his 69 Camaro. hee,hee,hee. ;)
xx, shell

sissie said...

No way I would trash my wedding dress. Mine wasn't fancy but I still have it after 37 years! LOL.

hugs
Sissie

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

I saved a whole year for my dress. (Priscilla's of Boston) I would never have trashed my dressed. Every minute in it was special.

Deanna said...

When my Mom and Dad celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary, we displayed Mom's beautiful wedding dress. Still in good shape and wonderful to see as a grown daughter. Mom still has her dress and has been married 62 years.

I have mine and been married 36 years. I felt like a princess the day I married. It is a gorgeous dress even today.

The dress is what I wore as I became a Mrs. I left singleness and entered into holy matrimony in this special dress that means something to me.

The idea of trashing it, the dress, would be disrespectful toward my parents who struggled to pay for my wedding dress that I wore on my special day in which I got married. How sickening to see one's daughter rip up a dress that was a struggle to pay for.

Even if it weren't a struggle to pay for the dress, I think it's grossly disrespectful.

A dear friend of mine was a russian war bride when she married and she made her gorgeous wedding dress herself out of a silk parachute. The silk was perfect when she couldn't get her hands on bolt fabric.

Can you imagine trashing the dress that she wore as she married and became a desired wife? She came from an extremely wealthy family that lost their fortune due to the government upheaval. She took pride in her wedding dress.

I am having trouble with this next wave of weird behavior.

Think I had better blog about this one.

Cindy said...

to everyone who is having problems understanding "trash the dress"....i understand that the wedding dress is sentimental, that they were expensive, that your parents scrimped and saved for the dress....however, if you had a photographer at your wedding, you have a tangible memento of your dress.

really, most brides wrap up, box up, or store their dresses the from the day that they wear them until they are fished from the back of their closet after they die.....what good did it do to have them stored away for 30, 40, or 50 years???

take them out, give them to your daughter to play dress up, cut them up and make a quilt or a communion dress for your daughter or make pillows or christmas stockings for you family. at least you will be able to see it all of the time instead of having it sit in the back of a closet for the rest of your life.

i know that there are brides out there that say "I'm saving it for my daughter to wear" think again. there is a very small percentage of hand me down wedding dresses that your child will either:

a.want to wear
b fit into
c like the style

i am only speaking for myself, but like janean, i didn't love my wedding dress. i liked it but it was very era specific and i knew that my daughter would never have wanted to wear it for her own wedding. she was the lucky recipient of my dress when she was about 6 years old. she played in it for years and years and i was happy for it to be "out of it's box" and in her loving arms.

for what it's worth, when my daughter got married, her dress was COMPLETELY different than mine was. a completely different style that was more in the style of what brides wear nowadays.....when i asked her if she thought she would have worn my dress (if it hadn't been trashed by her) she looked at me sideways and well, just looked at me. i took that as a no.....lol


even if you "trash your dress"

Pam said...

Hahaha! Just read your comment on my Blank Stare post. I can't stop laughing, seriously!! Love it!

Marla said...

I'm still not sure how I feel about the whole thing. Spending a bazillion dollars on a dress seems crazy to me but what do I know? lol