As I mentioned on Friday, I had the opportunity to volunteer at the Brides Against Breast Cancer event in Austin over this past weekend. It was such a fun and rewarding experience, and of course, my friends and I had a blast modelling a few gowns. I only had my phone to take pictures, but here are a few regardless!
Clockwise from top left: Beautiful beaded straps on one of the gowns; the venue; me and my friends with some of the other volunteers; four “brides” in the photobooth; the gorgeous Judd Waddell I got to wear!
For those of you who don’t know, Brides Against Breast Cancer is non-profit organization that collects donated wedding gowns (both from brides and retailers), and then sells them at trunk shows all over the country, just like the one I attended. The gowns are sold for up to $799, and the funds go toward breast cancer research and awareness. It was so inspiring to see how hard the BABC team worked, and all of the volunteers (other models, dressing room assistants, personal shoppers, and lots more) were so nice. And of course, it was thrilling to see the sweetest brides find their dresses! Breast cancer affects everyone in some way or another, and getting together to raise money for such an important cause in an exciting way was a wonderful experience. I cannot recommend signing up to volunteer highly enough if BABC comes to a city near you! You can see their tour dates here–they’ll be everywhere from Houston to Pittsburgh to Chicago before the new year.
Side note–this event also gave me the opportunity to be able to say that the first wedding gown I ever tried on in my life was a Monique Lhuillier. Not too shabby. ;)