When Kevin Cotter’s wife of 12 years moved out of their home in 2009, she took only the belongings she wanted in her new life.
And that meant leaving the wedding dress shewore at their wedding behind. She told Cotter that it wasn’tcoming with her.
“What do you expect me to do with it?” Cotter asked. Her cold reply? “Whatever the **** you want.”
And so Cotter, newly divorced, decided to do just that.
After his family made some strange suggestions as to what to do with it, the idea for Cotter’s project, My Ex-Wife’s Wedding Dress, was born.
The project shows Cotter trashing, embellishing, and generally desecrating the wedding dress in all kinds of ways, from wearing it as a costume to using it as a cooking aid in the kitchen (really).
Trashing a wedding dress is something people do for a variety of reasons. For some, like Cotter, it’s a cathartic way to release anger over a past relationship.
For others, it’s a statement that they’ll never get married again because they’ve found their perfect mate. And sometimes, it’s purely, and hysterically, an accident.
Cotter compiled a book that has caught the attention of many, including people looking to heal from their own past relationships. Check out some of the highlights below.
[H/T: Daily Mail]
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