THIS BADASS BRIDE-TO-BE IS DEMONSTRATING THAT LOVE HAS NO SIZE!
All Photos by Sandrachile
For some brides shopping for a wedding dress will be one of the most exciting events in their wedding planning calendar, but for others it will be utterly miserable, especially if you don’t fit the industries traditional stereotype. Pittsburgh photographer Sandra , experienced first hand the frustration felt by one bride-to-be, when she received this email…
“I, honestly, have thought about not doing a wedding at all because of my weight, and I don’t even know why I care so much, but I feel so awful about myself that I don’t want to do any of it… for fear of spending so much money and hating how I look anyway.. ?”
“That is a real message I received not too long ago from one of my brides.” Sandra told us.
“She was so overwhelmed with the task of finding a dress that she was calling off the wedding.Did you read that? She was boycotting her own wedding because of the wardrobe!”
#Sorry not sorry.
“While some people might look great being wrapped in a white or pastel fabric, others (like myself) look better in other tones.” She continued.
“The idea of having a love party, is to celebrate your love, and part of that celebration involves something that makes you look great, that is representative of who you are, and to be able to afford it. If the wedding outfit cost you an arm, a leg, half kidney, the blood of a virgin, and a year of rice crackers alone, DITCH IT!”
“It is time that women stand for their shape, that having more to grab is not perceived as a negative thing, it is time for the associates at bridal salons to stop saying sentences like “its OK, you still have so many months to lose the weight”, it is time to wear something that makes us shine, something that empowers us, and that makes a statement of who we are and the message we sent.”
“So I invited a few friends to take part in a photo shoot around the basic yet radical concept that being yourself is good, that you don’t need to change, that your significant other chose you for who you are, and the wedding is a party to celebrate exactly that!.”
“We used affordable skirts, statement graphic t-shirts, and recycled plastic materials for a hand bouquet and headpiece that gave garbage a glamorous new life.”
“But there is an extra detail, the same person who was frustrated and torn between tradition and body size expectations, tired of knocking doors at bridal salons that would tell her “sorry we don’t carry your size”, and whom inspired this photo shoot is in fact one of the participants.”
What do you think? Have you experienced something similar? How did it affect you? Tell us in the comments below.