If you’re anything like me, your wedding dress is tucked away in a box in a closet somewhere, safe from harm and hardly seen. I loved my wedding dress. It was a long, soft lace gown with gorgeous sleeves and a subtle train.
So simple and feminine. I couldn’t bear to sell it, it was just too lovely. I kept it packed away, intending to send it to a company that turns old wedding gowns into lingerie (moms can still be sexy too, people), but much to my dismay, the company shut down. The dress remained in its blue tote home, untouched aside from the rare occasion when I would pull it out to run a hand over the lace in a nostalgic haze. Old tradition used to lead women to save their dresses for their daughters to wear at their own weddings someday. But this was a more sweet and hopeful sentiment than it was an honest reality. Most daughters grew up to desire a gown that fit their own tastes and figure instead. I knew that someday my daughter would be no different, so what was I saving my dress for?
Then one day a dear friend, a talented photographer in the area, suggested we take my six-week-old’s photos with my wedding dress as a prop. That’s when I stumbled upon the new Pinterest trend taking over the baby photography world. Pictures of babies with their moms’ wedding dresses.
They were the most beautiful infant shoots I had ever seen. I immediately agreed to use my wedding dress in our infant photoshoot, and adored the results.
Taking professional infant photos with your wedding dress gives you an excuse to pull your dress out of the dusty closet, or helps it to live in your family’s memories long after you have given it away. Not to mention the photos make for the perfect gift to give your daughter on her special day down the road! Check out these stunning photos from across the world and let us know what you think!
- So absolutely stunning.
2. Sleeping like a baby.
3. The way that the wooden floor accents this dress is perfect.
4. This gorgeous shot is a sweet girl resting on her mother’s wedding dress with her grandmother’s pearls draped over her.
5. An adorable bride.
6. It’s like an adorable wedding dress burrito.
8. Even though this isn’t a picture of babies with their wedding dresses, it still reflects a parents’ marriage in such a sweet way that we had to share.
9. This is my own personal favorite because it is my sweet first-born. So thankful for this precious keepsake from my friend, Karen Heath.
If you thought these photos were as beautiful as we did, share with your friends!