trash the dress

With all these wedding gowns being given to Saucy for overhauling, upcycling and photo-shooting, she had yet to truly attempt a "trash the dress" shoot until last weekend.


JWOWW had the idea for a dress-in-the mud shoot and she was very enthusiastic, very game to try it.  You know, Loopy would have none of it.  There's little to no chance she would roll in the mud for pictures.  JWOWW on the other hand, is very willing to try anything once.


Still, Saucy couldn't envision needlessly trashing a wedding gown... until she remembered the one Loopy wore on the beach a long time ago.  It was already trashed before it came this way.  The entire backside of the skirt was shredded to pieces.  How did that come to be, Saucy wonders?


Nevermind, the dress sprang into action one more time.  This time, it got more trashed than ever before.


The boots were JWOWW's idea.  The muddy river bed was Saucy's.  They went pretty well together.


Sometimes, you just gotta get dirty.


And may Saucy just say... in a melancholy way... as the girls are entering their senior year of high school.  They have grown up so fast.  Saucy's little heart aches when she looks at photos of them in ninth grade.  My, look how they have grown.




That is one sad, sorry, tired old gown.   Those were also some sad, funky old boots.  JWOWW's mother wanted her to throw them away... but she got one last stinky wear out of them.





JWOWW with her rustic, mud covered bridesmaid, Mayhem.



And at the end of it all... JWOWW hopped into the river.  And then the damned gown came clean.  Who knew that would happen?  Now what will become of it?  This was supposed to be its very last stand.  Saucy wanted nothing more to do with that gown, ever again.


The gown got really, really clean in the fresh river water.  Even the passengers on the steam boat had a little show to talk about.

And yes... in case you were wondering... Saucy forgot to pack towels.  Nice work.  JWOWW walked back to the house from the riverbank.  She and Mayhem even stopped for a little splash in a park fountain along the way.

Saucy would have dearly lurrved to have her camera on hand for that, too.  Damn.  Next time, dress.  Next time.

12 comments:

Colleen G said...

I can only imagine how much fun you have with these photo sessions. Long live the dress!

Jerri-lea said...

You go JWOWW!! That looks like so much fun!!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Those BOOTS! LOVE THE BOOTS!

Niki said...

The last pic with the boat in the background is brilliant.
Was it by chance or did you time the shoot to the boat schedule?

LI Laura said...

JWOWW looks a lot like Meg Ryan when Meg Ryan used to be cute!

Saucy said...

That boat just floated by... and a kayaker, a canoe, and a guy on a boat with the engine cut out, he was listening really loudly to James Blunt's "You're beautiful"... odd. What an odd night...

karen said...

I love the shot in the water - beautiful, beautiful, beautiful

Coco said...

Great shoot. I love the photos. JWoww is really lovely.

Niki said...

I've been thinking about what you can do with that dress you want to disappear... you should dye it some crazy color like pumpkin or fuchia to get one more shoot from it, but then it will be rendered less flexible.

Saucy said...

Niki, I finally gave it away to someone who might try their own TTD shoot. I have another dress that I'm going to try dip-dyeing, fuchsia I think... but you're right, I should shoot it white first, don't you think?

Anonymous said...

Damn, these girls are so lucky to have such a fun Mom in their ranks!!! We never did this when I was in high school, but man, the confidence it would have given us would have been amazing. Good on ya Saucy!! Dena

Anonymous said...

Your crazy wedding gown photo shoots are beyond fun. I really like that you involve your daughter and her friends in this wacky adventure. I might have a gown for you to use, how can I get it to you? I have your email address from a cupcake lesson you gave once, I'll send you a note.