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
This 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?
We are always looking for new ways for our brides and vendors to connect. Whether it’s the annual swanky bridal show, on twitter, pinterest or facebook. The main place where we work hard to give you all love it right here, on the blog. With daily posts about fashion, DIY projects and write up’s about local vendors we want you to have fun planning your wedding day. You are making a big commitment and we want your Oregon wedding to everything you dreamed it would be.
We updated the vendor search area to now be an easy to use directory of wedding vendors. With all the categories listed out, all brides need to do it click on who you are looking for and it will take you to their listing. For vendors, simply click on “submit a listing” to add your information to the site for free. You can also choose to be the first listing in your submitted category by upgrading to a paid listing for a small monthly fee.
Thank you all for following The Art of Weddings blog. We appreciate you for taking a moment out of your day and spending it with us!
I always feel like the holiday season sneaks up on me and I’m left running around trying to get the perfect gift or find decor for the house and cook a wonderful meal. Even though it can feel like a deadline creeping up on you I really enjoy this time of the year. It’s a chance to slow down and enjoy the little things; friends, family and good food!
During this time we are also thrilled to hear about all the newly engaged couples. Besides planning for our holiday gatherings we are also busy, busy organizing a swankier kind of bridal show for you. The 2013 Art of Weddings is going to be a great show. We love hosting it at The Gerding Theater at The Armory in the Pearl District. The venue is stunning and a great location for your ceremony and or reception. This is the first year that David’s Bridal will be joining us. Get ready for a fashion show featuring all their gowns!
We will also have a raffle at the end of the evening where you could win any of these amazing prizes!
5 dozen hors d’oeuveres from Chez Joly Catering.
$100 in cupcake gift certificates from Cupcake Jones.
A bridesmaid bouquet from Old Town Florist valued at $75.
Free room rental of Madison Suite for a bridal shower – valued at $200.
More to be announced! Get your tickets online today!
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There are many wonderful Portland wedding photographers. I try not to play favorites, but really write about each photographer’s individual style. The best wedding photographer for each bride can be different based on several factors.
Factors For Choosing the Best Wedding Photographer:
- Cost – Sometimes this is the biggest and most determining factor.
- Style – Each Portland wedding photographer has their own unique style. Some photographers are great with black and white, some are great with low light settings, some have a more editorial look, some have a totally artistic or eclectic approach. It is important to try to match the style of your photographer with the style of your wedding.
- Other restrictions - There will be some things out of your control, like dates a photographer is available or certain equipment, etc. It is important to consider that the photographer you want may be already booked for your wedding date.
Jessica Hill Photography
If you are looking for a truly unique approach, today I’d like you to consider Jessica Hill Photography. Jessica is known as a photographer who can really capture the essence of a wedding day whether it is in a barn or a five-star hotel. A special moment is never missed and brides are left with a photo book they will be showing off for years. Here is some fanfare from a wedding client,
We wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Jessica Hill Photography for all special events. Her beautiful pictures tell the story of our daughter’s wedding day by capturing all the special moments before, during and after the ceremony. But more important Jessica captured the FEELING of the day. All the emotions, the love, the laughter and even the tears come rushing back when we look at the pictures. They are the best…our family and friends agree.
And of course I have pictures to prove all those great words. I love the variety shown by Jessica Hill Photography in the pictures I selected.
Don’t miss your chance to meet Jessica in person at this year’s Art of Weddings bridal show next week! On January 3rd The Armory will be bustling with the swankiest Portland wedding photographers and other wedding vendors. Don’t miss out! Getting tickets is easy online. See you there.