Wedding Dress Thursdays (with or without guns) need to become a thing

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Jehnua has a few extra wedding dresses that she got super cheap on Craigslist. One of them she'll wear at her reception, another one she'll turn into a zombie bride dress for the annual local Zombie Walk (obviously!). But what to do with the others…

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Bring them to work, hand them to your co-workers, grab guns and have a photo shoot! (Again I say, obviously.)

We decided to do Wedding Dress Thursday at work. I work with two other women and I just happened to have dresses that fit us all, so this was really bound to happen. At noon, we disappeared into an abandoned office and reappeared as brides. Then we calmly proceeded to the kitchen to have lunch and play board games. It took the boys a couple of minutes to adjust, but in the end they joined us for games and some of them were kind enough to take a bunch of photos. After our photo shoots, we became normal folks again and finished off the work day, but it was a fabulous few hours.

Please note that the guns in the photos aren't real; they're peripherals we used on past software products. We were going for a Charlie's Angel type of vibe. (I'm in the one in the middle.)

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Comments on Wedding Dress Thursdays (with or without guns) need to become a thing

  1. Love the concept, but someone should really show those girls how to respectfully and be a mature handler of firearms. TRIGGER FINGER PEOPLE!! TRIGGER FINGER!!! KEEP YOUR FINGER OFF THE TRIGGER WHEN POSING. Thank you! 🙂

    • Thanks for the tip Nicole! I don’t expect to ever have to handle a real firearm, maturely or otherwise, but if I get into that situation I’ll keep my finger off the trigger.

    • Totally fair, but I didn’t know this either (having never handled a gun in my life), so if ever posing with fake guns I’d likely do the same thing. But if it ever comes up, I’ll keep this under advisement.

  2. I am SO in love with this! What fun! I was planning on using my dress (after the wedding of course lol) to be a zombie bride at our Zombie Walk! This mini photo shoot looks amazing. What a fun place to work!

  3. Psst: Those of you who are worried about gun safety — If you read the quote from the post you’d see that the guns in the photos aren’t real; they’re peripherals we used on past software products.”

    So it makes no difference where their fingers are — as long as they look bad ass in their dress. 🙂

    • the problem, though, is those of us who own firearms don’t put fingers on triggers even when they’re toys.

      at least, i don’t. it’s hardwired in me to index the side of the firearm. even if it’s a water gun.

      • a little late to the comments, but i have to agree. having grown up around guns and responsibly (under supervision) operating firearms since I was 8, seeing fingers in triggers is like hearing nails on a chalkboard.

  4. I feel like this should be a caption contest…

    “You’ll take this fascinator FROM MY COLD DEAD HANDS!”

  5. I’m intrigued by the profusion of dresses from Craigslist. I don’t even know what the heck I’m going to wear for my own! (The friend I thought I would lean on for this decision has fallen out of my life, and since I never planned to be a bride in the first place, I’m at a loss as to where to even begin.) What’s the story behind the 6 dresses?

    • I’m not planning on wearing a traditional wedding dress for my wedding, but I still wanted to get the foofy white dress experience. So I started looking for free or cheap dresses this spring, and ended up with 6 of them! I’ll be passing them on to needy brides, charities, or other folks who want them.

  6. This is amazing! My friend who is now getting married once called 5 of her best friends up, told them to get over to my house, she showed up too and brought a whole bunch of black slinky dresses she’d gotten from several thrift stores and her own attic, a fake (but very real-looking) handgun, long gloves, and crystal wine glasses. We proceded to have a photoshoot in front of my piano and ornate mirror of all of us being sexy mob vixens. A helpful side note: dr. pepper and cranberry juice looks just like red wine, and surprisingly tastes amazing! Wish I could find the pictures…. In any case, I will have to bring this idea up – more awesome photo sessions!

  7. I agree with the trigger comment, but since the bride on the right has a gun with an orange cap, I’m assuming it’s fake, and that means the other two must be as well. but yeah. be safe. nothing worse than a blown off body part =/

    • Guys, PLEASE READ THE POST before you comment:

      Please note that the guns in the photos aren’t real; they’re peripherals we used on past software products.

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