I knew I would Rock the Frock. I just knew it. Ages and ages and ages ago (ok, 2 years ago), I realised I could still get in my wedding dress. Lord only knows how, because I had two kiddos and a lot of bacon since I had previously worn it (6 years ago). Now, I LOVED my wedding dress; I refused to sell it, redesign it, plan on passing it down – nope. My dress was ACE and I wanted to keep it. I tweeted about doing a Rock The Frock session, and two dudes, Rob Grimes and Adrian Jones stepped up to the plate.
Pretty brave, if you ask me, since they weren’t entirely sure of how mental I could. I can’t help it; it just happens.
Anyway, when I talk about a “Rock the Frock” session, I mean “you get back in your kit, do what you like with your hair, whatever, go OUT AND ABOUT, and do everything you can to enjoy what you wore on your wedding day.” I see soooo many brides being (understandably) precious with their dresses. However, those dresses then get cleaned, bundled up into a dress bag, and never again see the light of day. I would love for someone to carry out statistical research:
1. Where is your wedding dress? (up in the loft/under my bed/back of the wardrobe/in the cat basket)
2. How many times has it seen the light of day since your wedding? (light of day? What?/Well, I wore it…/every day; the cat loves it.)
I want someone to do a Rock the Frock session. But they have to be willing to GO FOR IT. Yes, it might get a little dirty. Yes, the general public will probably see them. Yes, they can wear their Chucks and a sombrero with it, that would be awesome. I want to do it in Birmingham, and I want to do it immediately. I would also like someone who’s dress isn’t traditional. In case you hadn’t noticed, I do like a bit of colour. So, once again, I ask you. Want to have a Rock the Frock session with me in Birmingham? Asap? And you’re a bit crazy? Or you want to push your limits? Or you’re a bit rock and roll? A bit quirky and eclectic?
(Oh, by the way? THIS, is how I “Rock the Frock”.)
(Above: photos by Adrian Jones)
(Above: photos by Rob Grimes)