Most brides would frown on guests showing up to a wedding wearing white. Audrey Moore asked them to come in their old wedding dresses.
The actress felt that it was â€śsad that most women only get to wear their wedding dress once,â€ť according to a Reddit post written by her husband, producer/writer Jesse Lumen. â€śSo we invited all the women coming to our nontraditional wedding to wear their old wedding dresses again.â€ť
On the day of the wedding, dozens of women showed up in their wedding gowns.Â â€ťIâ€™m the last of my friends to be married and I went to most of their weddings. Theyâ€™re all such beautiful women inside and out and I had heard so often that they were really sad they couldnÂ’t wear their wedding dress again,â€ť Moore told TODAY. â€śSo then I decided I really wanted to be surrounded by a bunch of my beautiful princess brides and have a magical, fun day together.â€ť
All the women were worried about outshining Moore on her big day. She jumped on the Reddit thread to elaborate: â€śI knew I was wearing blue but kept it a secret from everyone except my dressmaker, and my hair and makeup artist. IÂ’d been to almost all their weddings and knew theyÂ’d be in white. Plus IÂ’m 5Â’10. In heels I was 6Â’1. I told them, â€śI DARE you to upstage me.â€ť
Those who had never been married were either asked to come dressed in character, or in â€śthat one dress they only wore once.â€ť
â€śSome women borrowed wedding dresses from their mothers or other family members,â€ť Lumen wrote on Reddit. â€śIf they didnÂ’t have a wedding dress or didnÂ’t want to wear one, we asked people to wear black and white or a costume!â€ť
Moore herself donned a beautiful icy blue (â€śsomething blueâ€ť) princess gown. Once she realized how closely it resembled Elsaâ€™s gown fromÂ Frozen, she decided to add the cape to really complete the Disney look.
The online response to the Moore-Lumen wedding has been nothing but positive.
â€śI told my seamstress IÂ’m so excited to dress up as Elsa and Cinderella for every costume event till it turns to threads,â€ť Moore wrote on Reddit. â€śShe was a bit horrified by the thought of her dress being worn to costume events but sheÂ’s used to me by now.â€ť