These inspiring images come courtesy of Brides do Good, a social enterprise with a conscience that sells beautiful vintage and sample designer wedding gowns to raise funds for a vital cause. Here’s why I’m proudly supporting them -
When you work as part of the wedding industry, it's important to take time out, pinch yourself and remember that not all of life is fizz and confetti. I feel so lucky that my work is focused on helping people create one of the most memorable days of their lives while doing what I love every day, designing. But my career is a privilege simply not possible for many young girls elsewhere.
Brides do Good are on a mission, contributing up to two-thirds of their dress sales to help end child marriage. Every year, 15 million girls are married before they’re even 18. That’s 28 girls every minute. Child brides are taken out of education and often into a life of violence, fear and poor health. By working with charities like Plan International and Too Young to Wed, Brides do Good aims to help end this abhorrent culture of child marriage.
I love the three-fold concept of this incredible cause, masterminded by Chantal Khoueiry. It’s fantastic to think of all those worn-once UK wedding dresses being given a new lease of life and helping girls with far fewer freedoms than we have here. Selling your wedding dress with Brides do Good is great solution for brides who flinch to think of that incredible gown forever languishing in their wardrobe. It is also an unquestionably exciting opportunity for those brides-to-be looking to buy a unique dress without the designer price tag. Knowing the profits are supporting vulnerable girls elsewhere is literally the icing on the cake.
I have talked a little more about my feelings around the cause and my own work as a wedding stationery designer, in my interview with Brides do Good here.
To find out more about the Brides do Good, visit their website at www.bridesdogood.com