Winter Brides

Since the weather has been colder and we’re moving into Winter, I thought this is the perfect time for this blog. Towards the end of last year and the beginning ofย  this year, Thao Vu of Thao Vu Photography approached me about coordinating a shoot for Winter Bride trash the dress. Basically a group of married girlfriends will get together and wear their wedding gown 1 more time. I thought that was such a great and cute idea so I jumped at the opportunity. So within a month or so, we started the ball rolling by collecting ideas, discussing our vision and all came to fruition.
The photoshoot was so much fun as the husband were also there…mainly to keep the ladies warm or hold their shoes. ๐Ÿ™‚ They were a great big help in carrying the props too.

The location that Thao found was fantastic, it was such a beautiful place and so fitting for this particular shoot.

The wedding gowns.

Each beautiful ladies had their personalized hanger.

Such a beautiful group of girlfriends!

A little tea party in the snow…

The girls were so brave facing the cold and posing at the same time.

Nga’s Louboutin shoes were gifted by her husband on their wedding day…*swoon*

I LOVE LOVE LOVE all the bouquets! They were each so unique, which were definitely fitting for the shoot.

Wedding invitations from their wedding.

Anne is so cute! She loves to jump too ๐Ÿ™‚

Now the details…

I remember going up on a ladder and hanging the yellow pom poms at 4 months pregnant

Before the shoot, the husband and I walked around in parks and picked up pine cones ๐Ÿ™‚

Each ladies plate setting.

Vanity table.

Their favorite photo of the wedding.

The team that made this shoot possible.

Photography: Thao Vu Photography

Styling: Karenza Kailee

Coordination: Kelly Duprat Wedding Planner

Make-up: Anha Does Makeup

Hair: Anh tran

Bouquets: Cyndie Style

Cake: Intricakes

Two gowns provided by: Enzoani

Trash The Dress – Anh and Dung

Remember Anh and Dung, the sweet couple from their wedding back in May? Well, they were kind enough to let me hang with them while they did their Trash The Dress session a couple of months after their wedding. I remember when Anh approached me on the thought of a Trash The Dress and I told her “GO for it!” then she mentioned paint and I was worried getting it off her gown since it is all lace. I can’t believe they went with paint after all…I have to admit, it was really fun and totally worth it! Thanks again to the formidable Peter Tran from Icons Photography for all the colorful photos!

The Props.

Ready to do some damage…

First, a portrait of each other.

Dung’s version of Anh!

Anh’s turn!

Anh and Dung’s artwork!

Now…the FUN begins!

After Anh let go of her fear of ruining her dress…there was no turning back.

The aftermath of it all…

Good Times!!! Hanh of Hanh Nguyen Photography also joined us in this fun Trash the Dress.

L.O.V.E everyone in this picture!