Every girl dreams of being a beautiful, blushing and breathtaking bride. Some boys also dream of being transformed into a beautiful bride, too! Bridal beauty does not know the bride's sex at birth...just her beauty on her most special day, whether it be for a bridal photo shoot, a commitment or renewal of vows ceremony, or an actual wedding. This is a bridal blog exclusively for the CD/TV/TS/TG community.
Destination Style - Claire Pettibone Fashion Show!
Last month Claire Pettibone unveiled a new collection of boho bridal designs for the free spirited bride that wants a light body hugging gown that still incorporates some of the top trends in bridal fashion. Above are some of my favorite looks.
Her dress is perfect for the bride in an informal, daytime or courthouse wedding.
Here’s a few more of transsexual model Liu Shi Han, modeling a beautiful and romantic wedding dress. Note the handsome groom!
How many of the brides I post are actually transsexual, and how many are CD/TV? The answer is that most of the brides you see on my blog are crossdressers/transvestites; many do this as part of their portfolios. A large number of transsexual women who have put on a wedding gown are models who show off the gowns in a photography studio or on the runway; an increasing number of androgynous persons are doing this, too (most notably Andrej Pejic and Tima Marso). As in the montage previously posted, there are a number of transsexual women who have had their dreams come true, and have taken a man as her husband. Increased acceptance has also led to more transsexual women marrying other women (regardless of whether her spouse was born male or female). To all the transgender women out there: I hope your most romantic dream of being a bride comes true.
Since this blog was written, it has been reported (and confirmed) that Andrej Pejic is now a woman, having gone through transition, SRS and a name change to Andreja.
These brides all share one thing in common. They were all born boys. The two brides atop this post, Andrej Pejic and Tima Marso, are both androgynous. There have been a number of androgynous persons that have taken up modeling, and modeling bridal fashions is just part of their repertoire.
The third bride is Savanna Lurve. Unlike the other two, she transitioned from man to woman, and has undergone gender (sex) reassignment surgery. She has taken up bridal fashion modeling in recent years.
There are a lot more transgender women who have modeled bridal fashions throughout the years; this has become more common, especially over the past 30 years. One can remember back to a transgender bridal fashion model who modeled a gown for Demetrios by Ilissa back in 1987.
After all the pictures that have come into this blog, we need to feature more transgender women and androgynous persons who have modeled bridal fashions. If you have pictures of other transgender women or androgynous persons modeling bridal attire, feel free to post them in this blog.
NOTE: Since this blog entry was written, Andrej Pejic has gone through transition and SRS, and is now a woman, known as Andreja Pejic.
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