This gender fluid wedding dress photo shoot gives zero fucks about the "gender binary" #Fashion#dress#gender#genderqueer#LGBTQ#styled shoot#transgender August 1 2016 | Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Angela Cappetta Photos by Angela Cappetta. Used with permission. Related Post Dress shopping and gender bending: why I'm wearing a suit and a veil I went to try on dresses. Me -- in all my genderqueer/butch/transmasculine glory -- in a traditional bridal salon, trying on wedding gowns. I found... Read more You may know of Vine star Jeffrey Marsh, the inspiring, perfectly styled, gender fluid viral sensation telling us to just be ourselves. They have recently been involved in a gender fluid wedding dress photo shoot that gave us major heart eyes AND gave a big middle finger to the gender binary. Let's take a look at this shoot that gives zero fucks about our artificial notions of gender and fabulousness. In an industry that has long been entrenched in only the most ciscentric of traditions (probably more than any other industry), it's pretty rad to see dress designers and photographers embracing the idea of gender fluidity. Plus, we all need a little more Jeffrey in our lives… Here's a snippet from Jeffrey's Vine with some epic twirls (click for sound!): Here's a vid of the whole gender fluid wedding dress photo shoot: Video of the Cotton Bride Look Book Shoot from AC on Vimeo. Vendors Photography: Angela Cappetta • Source: Lover.ly • Models: Jeffrey Marsh and Aine Rose Campbell • Dress designer: The Cotton Bride • Filmmaker: Brenda Goldstein Mr, Mrs, Mx: Genderqueer and gender-neutral wedding wording Weddings aren't a strictly gendered thing, as all of us reading Offbeat Bride are like aware of... but many of the words around weddings and marriage are very gendered. Even… Read More Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark is Offbeat Bride's Senior Editor. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur baby, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS This intimate, handmade Ocracoke Island wedding wins the internet today NEXT A steampunk circus wedding with corsets, ringleaders, and the best flower girl you'll see today Show/Hide comments [ 12 ] Love this so much!!!! 1 agrees Reply This is fantastic. Any chance you have the links/info on what the dresses are? 3 agree Reply Yep, the dresses are from The Cotton Bride. You can find their info on the bottom of the post under "vendors." ? 2 agree Reply Thanks so much, sorry I missed it on the post! ? 3 agree Reply I don't discriminate against the LGBT community, but believed that this photo shoot was unrealistic. Yes, I realize that often lesbian couples will both wear tailored men's style suits, but the heels and the bride's dresses on the male model?) If both were males and chose to wear dresses, heels and makeup than okay. I am open-minded and tolerant very accepting of human rights and sexual orientation, gender identity, etc. P.S. I do love your website and have for years, so just consider this a different point of view. 4 agree Reply That's the great thing! It's something you wouldn't expect but something that is still totally realistic. Bisexual or pansexual (or many other nuanced sexyalities) men still get married. And should be able to wear whatever makes them feel fabulous and beautiful on their wedding day. 7 agree Reply Dusti, I want to apologize for my comment. People do have the right to dress and love and marry how and who they wish. Thankfully that is now possible in the U.S. and many other countries. I am happy that it has changed from the days when gays had to hide in the closet and live double lives. I also glad that this unique website shares ideas, vendors, advice and weddings for everyone!! 6 agree Reply The model isn't male though, they are genderqueer. Excerpt from their website: "Jeffrey Marsh identifies as genderqueer and uses they as their singular pronoun." 12 agree Reply Jeffrey does not identify as "male". Rather, they proudly identify as "genderfluid" or "nonbinary". That was the entire point of our shoot. Just a point of clarification. If you don't know who they are or the story behind the shoot feel free to read what the designers at the CottonBride have to say about it here: http://angelacappetta.blogspot.com/2016/05/gender-is-fluid.html 7 agree Reply Can we deal for a second with those AWESOME shoes Jeffrey is wearing with the tea-length dress? *Covet* They are ADORABLE. (Uh, the shoes and Jeffrey). And that first white dress, with the simple beading at their waist? If I were wearing a "real" wedding dress, that might be it! Thank you for sharing! 5 agree Reply Such an honor to have my work featured on OBB again. Thanks tribe, for spreading this trés important message about gender equality. 8 agree Reply This makes my heart happy. 7 agree Reply Leave a Reply to Ashley Flinn Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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