One Dress, One Man: Why I ‘Trashed’ My Wedding Gown

“Ummmmm, Patty. What are you doing jumping in the water…in your wedding dress?!!!”

That’s a response I’ve grown quite accustomed to when people see this photo hanging in our home for the first time.

image

Having a ‘Trash the Dress’ session was something that never occurred to me. However, once the idea was presented I knew I had to go for it.

Read More

Weekly Image of Life: Passion

I am passionate about many things.  Today, however, is a special day and I’d like to share my love, passion, and gratitude for being blessed with the best husband a woman could ask for.  2 years ago my prayers were answered.  It was our wedding day, and family and friends gathered as we entered into this sacred covenantI knew my life would be changed forever, but I couldn’t begin to imagine what the Lord had in store for me!  Because of him I am a wife and a mother.  Because of him I have an earthly sense of the unconditional love God has for me.  He is my spiritual head, my rock and my support.  He is more than I could’ve asked for.  He celebrates the woman I was created to be.

Last year we had a photo shoot to commemorate our first anniversary together.  I’d like to share these photos with you and give a very special thanks to our photographers.  Larry Davis was our wedding photographer and planted this idea in our minds.  I’d heard of a “Trash the Dress” shoot as a symbolic statement that there will only be “one dress for one man”.  The idea of getting all dolled up and getting to frolic about in a pretty dress, greatly appealed to my inner-child.  Besides, who else gets to wear their wedding gown twice? 😉

After a day of going where no bride had gone before, it was time for the grand finale.  Here we were joined by our dear friend and professional photographer, Squint FotoAs my husband’s best man he was unable to take photos on our wedding day.  Let’s just say he more than made up for it!

Want to know a secret?  There were 3 of us in these photos.  Our sweet baby girl was just beginning to grow inside of me.  I’m teary-eyed thinking of how my whole world has been changed.  I love you babe!  2 down…100 more to go.  HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!!

For more brilliant photography, please visit the following sites!:

www.larrydavisphoto.com

www.Squintfoto.com

http://lifeofaministermom.wordpress.com/featured/

The Weekly Image Of Life challenge is issued every Wednesday by The Island Traveler at This Man’s Journey.  If you would like to participate and see other entries please visit here!