Trash the Dress Ideas – Do Something Crazy in Your Wedding Dress!

Trash the Dress Ideas - Do Something Crazy in Your Wedding Dress!

So it all started with spotting this on Pinterest. I was allured and captivated. I wasn’t sure whether I would have the guts to do this, but I wished I would.


A few moment of surfing later I realized there are a lot of brides out there who want to juxtapose the beauty of the day with then destroying it. it must be the same satisfaction as building the best lego building ever and then ripping and kicking it apart. I am not sure I understand it, but Pinterest was chock-full of some intriguing trash the dress ideas!

More Trash The Dress Ideas

fbe2225b1ca0286c42a91559cda36584This is the “playing it safe” route for a trash the dress photo. Chances are this wedding dress can still be salvaged. From Jeremy Lawson Photography.



Trash the dress with soap. The great color and bare feet make this photo great. Found on Tara Swain Blog.


Could you go this far? Most of the trash the dress photos involved paint. I would definitely have to take the ring off first! :) From MSN Living.


A really cold way to trash the dress. From All Weddings Are Beautiful.


Do you and the groom have a favorite sport? This is one of my favorite ideas. Would also translate to other sports like golf, tennis, football, volleyball, or anything else you enjoy together. I could not find a photo credit for this one. :(


I love this idea, but be careful you don’t look dead. That is just weird. Also from MSN Living.


Make sure your toes are up to the task for this one! From Photos in Cancun.

I guess the brides in these photos have a mentality that if you are only going to wear it once, you might as well have fun it! Sure looks like they did. What do you think? Could you do it?


Cotton Candy Wedding

Cotton Candy Wedding

Are you wondering if you read that right? Me too. I just found this cutesy wedding trend on Pinterest, which seems to be more popular than you would think. If you are a bride with a serious sweet tooth, consider tossing some sweet fluff into the big day.  Cotton candy is nostalgic, and brings a sense of whimsical fun as well as a great pop of color to a wedding. Here are some fun cotton candy wedding ideas I scrounged up on Pinterest.

Cotton Candy Wedding Ideas

7f1e4456b9b7f4f662d66e48a9f5c380What could be more fun and celebratory than a cotton candy stand? If you’ve got kids, be sure to warn parents of the possible sugar high they may be dealing with! I couldn’t find the photo credit for this photo. :(


Credits: pink ruffly dress via E Tells Tales| popcorn via Inspired Bride | polka dot cake via source unkown | candy floss couple via The Littlest Rebel | bride and groom by Justin & Michelle DeMers via Snippet and Ink | black polka dot birdcage veil via Lily Trinh| table decor via Polka Dot Bride

If you are really into it, try the whole wedding palette based around cotton candy. It surely takes a bride with a particular style to pull off a cotton candy wedding. This inspiration board from Bridal Musings looks great though. The pink hair with the black veil is magic!

45c867b5e52b5f179e08a7db3fa715bdFound on International Stockfood, but is a great idea for a cotton candy wedding. Shows how it is possible to be fun and elegant at the same time.

c658defa7414181b3ad796b0f9dc57c9How fun are these individual cotton candy wedding favors? Found on Susty Party. Be sure the cotton candy doesn’t get stale!

d918f95fc4dfd01ed85b50f953107f55We couldn’t leave this out! Perhaps the best idea of all! Champagne with cotton candy! Um, yes. From Southern Living.

Are you daring enough for a cotton candy wedding? How are you adding some sweetness to your wedding day? Can’t wait to hear your ideas and inspiration!






Foodie Friday: A Fancy Vodka Cocktail

Foodie Friday: A Fancy Vodka Cocktail

ValleyCo_Rippee_008-2We are in the middle of a series of Foodie Friday posts all about wedding cocktails. This week let’s talk about Vodka! Honestly, I am not the biggest fan of vodka myself, but even I have to admit that vodka is a great choice for a signature wedding cocktail, because it allows plenty of room to be creative and is usually a crowd pleasing liquor. Check out this recipe for a  fun and fancy vodka cocktail with fresh fruit. Take it and make it your own. Signature wedding cocktails are a great way to add another personal touch. Consider giving it a special name for the wedding!

A Fancy Vodka Cocktail

Blueberry Lemonade Fizzy Drink


Fresh blueberries (perfect for a Oregon summer wedding)

San Pellegrino Limonata

A good vodka

Fresh mint leaves


Add a few blueberries to the glass. Mix up the cocktail by pouring 1 oz. vodka into the glass. Cover with San Pellegrino Limonata. Garnish with the mint leaves. For extra flavor, the fruit and mint can be muddled, but it may take some practice to get the flavor and color combo right that way. If you try it, let us know how it turns out! Idea and photos from Valley and Co. Lifestyle blog.


Of course, I recommend trying this fancy vodka cocktail out before the wedding reception. Be sure it captures the true sparkle of your wedding day, and if it doesn’t, just alter it to your specific tastes or find plenty more wedding cocktail ideas from Art of Weddings on Foodie Friday.


Short Wedding Dresses With Style

Short Wedding Dresses With Style

With summer wedding planning in full swing, I thought we’d showcase some short wedding dresses with flair that is worth showing off! Brides tend to be on only one side when it comes to the idea of a short wedding dress; it is either the only thing you are looking for, or the only thing you are not looking for. I encourage those brides out there who would never dream of a short wedding dress to take another peek, maybe you might just find something that catches your eye! Short wedding dresses have a different type of personality, and for some brides that little zing is exactly what they want on their wedding day.

Short Wedding Dresses

Sarah Seven

This wedding dress would be beautiful on any young bride. To me, it has a sense of innocence to it. Found on Sarah Seven. See more polka dots.

d30c9736fe799bfd4afb3cf8c945df0bLove the shape and the little touch of lace! This looks like a crowd pleasing dress that would look good on many body types. Made by Tobi Hannah.

tobi hannahTobi Hannah has a great selection of short wedding dresses. Didn’t think a short dress could be glamorous? I wasn’t sure either. This one is one of my favorites.

Sassi Holford

Found on Colin Cowie Weddings. Sassi Holford, 2013. This one has it all, cap sleeves, lace, and bows. A great design. More lace wedding ideas.

il_570xN.57967636_largeA totally different take on short! This one is already sold from, but I thought the idea was worth posting anyways! Found on We Heart It.

Did I change anyone’s ideas on short wedding dresses? Maybe, maybe not, but it sure was fun to look at the pictures, right?




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