“You need a dress that can do what?” demanded the perplexed dress store owner, running out of the back room with a needle and thread still in hand. With that question, the tale of the traveling dress began. When my husband and I decided to get married in the most remote, inhabited place in the world, Easter Island, we knew we needed a dress that could be stuffed in and out of a backpack without primping. Considering the dress was flown over 7,000 miles, driven across an isolated island, and hand-carried up a sacred volcano crater in route to our wedding ceremony, it held up wonderfully. Of course, “holding up” for me was a little more difficult than the traditional bride who doesn’t don the dress again after her wedding day. My husband kindly requested I wear it repeatedly to be photographed under different lighting conditions and various locations around the island to get that “iconic image.” Be careful the innocent indulgences you make early in your relationship: they can become rituals fairly quickly. In total, the three photo shoots on Easter Island now seem like a walk in the park, meanwhile I had no idea what I had started. Join us on our travels around the world to witness what fun we enjoyed while wearing my Destinations by Maggie Sottero wedding gown in over 100 breathtaking locations. — Jennifer Salvage
How far has it traveled?
Photo Shoots: 233
Countries: 32 (Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Bosnia, Cambodia, Chile, China, Croatia, Egypt, France, Grand Cayman, Grand Turk, Greece, Hondoras, Hungary, Iceland, Italy, Jamaica, Jordan, New Zealand, Norway, Peru, Puerto Rico, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, St. Martin, Switzerland, Thailand, USA, Vatican)
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