Bride Has Been Wearing Her Wedding Shoes And Dress For A Year. She spent about a year not purchasing new clothing or shoes in order to backup viable living.
Tammy Hall, a 43-year-old tour facilitator, got married to Karen Frost, an orchestra manager in 2018. She spent about a year not purchasing new clothing or shoes in order to backup viable living. The 43-year-old bride from South Australia chose to do this after her visit to India changed her perspective.
The couple got married on the 5th of October 2018, after same sex marriage was legalised in November 2017. She asked a dress designer to make her a wedding dress that cost an estimate of R18 500. She says that knowing that she was going to wear the dress again didn’t have an impact on her decision. Tammy Hall says, “Knowing I was going to wear it again didn’t actually impact on my choices. I can see how people would think I’d maybe go for something less bridal and more every day, but I didn’t. I went with my heart.”
She has been sending posts of her days with the dress on her Instagram account. The places she’s been to with the dress include the gym and commuter trains, she has also worn the dress while she was chopping wood and cooking. She also wore it at New Zealand, when she went to go see the set from the Lord of The Rings movies. Tammy Hall says, “Each to their own, but for me this was the most ethical way I could think of to justify having a wedding dress. Everything seems so disposalble, but this dress, and these memories will last a lifetime.” She says that she plans on going with the dress for her summer trip with Karen Frost, her partner.
by Alexandra Ramaite