Thursday, June 12, 2014

Wedding Dresses made out of Toilet Paper?! YES!

Having a BFA, I was absolutely amazed at the creativity shown by these thrifty brides. I studied Scupture yet always had a penchant for Fashion Design. I hope you appreciate the work that was put into these dresses as I was astounded by their creativity with the medium on hand!

(Boca Raton, FL) announced the winners of their Tenth Annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress contest sponsored by Charmin today. Celebrity judge Kate Pankoke, Owner of Elaya Vaughn Bridal and season 11 and season 12 Project Runway contestant, helped with the final judging which took place on Haven Rooftop at the Sanctuary Hotel in Manhattan.

Grand Prize Winner Susan Brennan, Orchard Lake, Michigan

Grand Prize winner Susan Brennan, is a designer, former cheerleader for the Detroit Pistons and yoga enthusiast. It took her a month to make the dress using 17 ultra soft two-ply rolls of Charmin.

She is from Orchard Lake, MI and was the grand prize winner in 2011 and 2012.

Susan Brennan’s remarkable wedding dress before and after transformation.

Brennan said, “It’s got this lace-looking top, lots of beading. And then it’s got a kind of “princessy” long skirt, but then you can take it off and there’s a short little fringe shirt underneath it for dancing”.
She receives the Grand Prize of $10,000.

This year’s second place winner is Katrina Chalifoux from Knoxville, Tennessee. Katrina, who won the top prize in 2008, receives the $5,000 Second Place prize.

This year’s third place winner is Amber Mills, from Dallas, Texas, who designed her gown in the popular “trumpet” style. She spent three months creating the dress, and found the very special green and blue Charmin, on eBay.

She receives a $2,500 prize for her magnificent creation.

Laura Gawne and partner Susan Bain who operate the website on saving money on weddings, base the contest on the popular bridal shower asked their readers to create wedding gowns using toilet paper, tape and/or glue. Entrants were allowed to sew as well. The top dresses this year showed incredible attention to detail.” Said Laura Gawne. Susan Bain added, “We are continually amazed by the talent our contestants display!”

The Tenth Annual Cheap Chic Weddings “Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest” was sponsored by Charmin. This year marks the fourth time Charmin has partnered in the contest. They also welcomed new sponsors The Sanctuary Hotel and Haven Rooftop.

The winners were announced at an event hosted by The Sanctuary Hotel in New York City. Dresses were judged on Creativity, Originality, Beauty and the use of Toilet Paper.

Photos from the contest and money saving ideas for planning your wedding can be found by clicking here.

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  1. The creativity of these ladies is blowing my mind. The details on those dresses are amazing and time consuming I'm sure that anyone would appreciate their hard work!II would definitely wear something like this! Amazing thank you for sharing

  2. I was blown away by the creativity of it all! Glad you enjoyed the read! Nicole