Trash The Dress

I kept a secret from the hive…

When I left Columbus and packed up my wedding dress, I just couldn’t leave her alone on the honeymoon. Before we left our Hilo rental, I made Mr. Funnel Cake lace me up and take a “few” pictures of me out in the backyard because I really wanted some photos of my Sabelle in Hawaii.


Mr. Funnel Cake did his best to shoot in raw so I could edit later, and here are the results. Some of Mr. FC’s shots were pretty over or underexposed, but with some a lot of editing I think we salvaged a few good ones. :)



For the shoot, I put my hair up in a simple bun with a red flower clip I bought in Hawaii. I switched up my makeup from the natural look I had during the wedding with red lips and purple eyeliner. I also wore the alternate pearl earrings that I hadn’t worn so much on the wedding day.


It was really windy in the backyard, so I knew I’d have some of those beloved flyaways again. Whatevs. 😉


…um…and if you can’t tell, I’m totally sporting flip flops under my dress. Very laid back! Everything was thrown together in a jiffy. :)


I should probably photoshop that random drain pipe out of these if I ever decide to print any of these…but I only corrected in Lightroom, so this is all I’ve edited for now. Mr. Funnel Cake is not a professional photographer, so please forgive him for his framing!





I’d kill for a backyard with a view like this!



Love me a warm photo once in awhile…it makes it look warmer than it actually felt with our rainy weather and low temps during the honeymoon. I can almost imagine the suntan I never got. 😉












I love these beach photos, but I’m positive I got my dress dirty on this lava rock. Washing would have to wait until we were home!



I’m really happy I asked Mr. Funnel Cake to take these photos. I absolutely loved wearing my dress again and seeing it in a Hawaiian setting. If only we had a real photographer around to take pictures of us both!

Would you do a surprise TTD on your honeymoon?


Mrs. Funnel Cake

Zürich, Switzerland/Columbus, Ohio
Wedding Date:
October 2011
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    kaw2be 791 posts, Busy bee @ 7:06 am

    These are beautiful, what a background!

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    x0jlynn03 3257 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:09 am

    I would never have guessed these were not professional! They look amazing!

  3. mslyre Member
    mslyre 512 posts, Busy bee @ 7:11 am

    Those pictures are amazing. I love all the colors and how vibrant they are, and you look simply stunning.

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    KatieBklyn 2495 posts, Buzzing bee @ 7:11 am

    These are gorgeous! You and Mr. Funnel Cake both did a great job!

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    haelmai 321 posts, Helper bee @ 7:16 am

    Those pictures of you on the lava rocks are phenomenal!!! I love these so much! Tell Mr. FC he did pretty darn good for a non-professional! :-)

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    MrsElopement 3033 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:16 am

    I think he did a really good job!!

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    mspony 9265 posts, Buzzing Beekeeper @ 7:17 am

    Hawaii is the perfect backdrop, of course you had to bust out your gorgeous dress :) Love these photos!

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    hawk 1117 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:17 am

    These are truly fantastic!

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    hyena 2537 posts, Sugar bee @ 7:18 am

    I LOVE the ones of you on the lava rock! These are so stunning!

  10. dalmatian Member
    dalmatian 592 posts, Busy bee @ 7:24 am

    These are SO beautiful! What a great idea to do on your honeymoon :)

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    gazelle 1019 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:30 am

    What an awesome idea! The pictures look great!!

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    jaina8851 107 posts, Blushing bee @ 7:33 am

    Oh, I’m insanely jealous!!! I wish I could pack up my dress and bring it with me to Italy because I would absolutely love to get some pictures all dressed up there… How did you manage to pack your dress??

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    mstreasure 1655 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:36 am

    Wow! These are gorgeous! My favorites are the zoomed-out ones on the lava rock.

  14. genie Member
    genie 723 posts, Busy bee @ 7:46 am

    You look amazing! And the setting is gorgeous. You were right to bring your dress along. You’re giving me ideas, FC.

  15. sunhat Member
    sunhat 1453 posts, Bumble bee @ 7:55 am

    They are so beautiful and all the more special that Mr. FC took them!

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    trailmix 6663 posts, Bee Keeper @ 8:01 am

    These are amazing, I love the ones of you on the lava rocks!!

  17. castle Member
    castle 1191 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:05 am

    I love these photos! How amazing!

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    totheislnds 7804 posts, Bumble Beekeeper @ 8:11 am

    Love these FC! you look so pretty!

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    scottishmrs 3213 posts, Sugar bee @ 8:11 am

    Great idea! These photos are amazing! Have you heard about the lady who wants to have pictures of herself wearing her dress in every country in the world? This reminds me of her. I couldn’t find her in a quick google search to give you a link though :(

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    Mrs. Dragon 814 posts, Busy bee @ 8:26 am

    Phenomenal! You guys rock!

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    AstoriaK 1562 posts, Bumble bee @ 8:29 am

    Wow! These are so beautiful!

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    JaniceP72 50 posts, Worker bee @ 9:02 am

    You are gorgeous! These photos look professional – CONGRATULATIONS to you and your Mr. = )

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    Future Army Wife 2213 posts, Buzzing bee @ 9:09 am

    I never would’ve guessed that these weren’t done by a professional photographer. You look great, and Mr. FC did an amazing job!

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    stephanieelise 239 posts, Helper bee @ 9:12 am

    In LOVE! How beautiful!

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    honey 1684 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:19 am

    These are beautiful, I’m loving the contrast of your white dress on the lava rock…and your purple eyeliner & red flower are just so colorful and Hawaiian!!

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 9:40 am

    @jaina8851: I packed my dress into its garment bag and then just crammed it into the suitcase. Totally wasn’t worried about wrinkles, and you can’t even really tell it was flying because the dress has so many folds. The only thing I warn is how heavy it is… I had such a hard time with my suitcase weight because I couldn’t really buy or bring anything with me from Columbus or Hawaii without going overweight… and I was really struggling with my carryon weight on the way home too!

    @YoungBride1414: Oh I haven’t heard of her but that sounds really fun! :)

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    Miss Wrangler 169 posts, Blushing bee @ 10:39 am

    These look amazing, what a fabulous idea!

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    superduperbrit 2466 posts, Buzzing bee @ 10:57 am

    I’m going to Hawaii too and I love this idea. O_O I’m just scared the airline would mess up and leave it on the runway LOL. Great idea! You look amazing!

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    priyathescientist 1514 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:02 am

    These are beautiful “trash the dress” photos. I want to have a beach wedding and get pictures taken of me in the dress as the waves roll in. I’m pretty sure oversaturating the dress with Seawater will absolutely trash it!

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    funnelcake 1171 posts, Bumble bee @ 11:13 am

    @SuperDuperBrit: Oh you should if you can! Don’t worry about the airline losing anything! :)

    @priyathescientist: Mrs. Meerkat took pictures in the waves in her dress and she cleaned it and wore it again for a second reception afterward. So you might not trash your dress after all! But you should definitely get those pictures if you’d like them. They are so worth it!

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    jacofblues 1468 posts, Bumble bee @ 1:21 pm

    What a wonderful backdrop to have photos done in your dress! You of course look stunning, what a great idea!

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    SweetSalz21 133 posts, Blushing bee @ 1:43 pm

    Give Mr. FC more credit… he did a great job!

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    JessiTask 106 posts, Blushing bee @ 2:31 pm

    they turned out great!! Good job, the backgrounds are breathtaking!

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    Mrs. Beanstalk 770 posts, Busy bee @ 3:33 pm

    beautiful photos in such a stunning setting!

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    sarah, Guest @ 5:11 pm

    AMAZING!! especially the lava rocks. wow.

  36. msfairy Member
    msfairy 976 posts, Busy bee @ 1:42 am

    Wow! Simply stunning… seriously you look like you should be part of an ad campaign! :)

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    Jamcnair 1936 posts, Buzzing bee @ 6:15 am

    so amazing!

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    coyote 1933 posts, Buzzing bee @ 8:50 am

    What an awesome idea FC!! These photos are freakin’ gorgeous! You both did a great job.

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