In defense of smokin’-hot smoking brides

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Kristen on the yellow bench.This is one of my favorite bride smoking photos of all time. It basically inspired this round-up. The photographer explained, “There was this great yellow bench out front, and Kristen wanted a cigarette. She didn't even care guests were arriving and they were going to see the bride — she wanted a good shot and the smoke break. She's the best little thing.”

It's also odd that I should be putting together this roundup, because I'm not, nor will I ever be a smoker (I have really bad asthma, that's severely agitated by smoke), but I DO appreciate some of the dramatic and fun shots we've seen of smoking brides not hiding their habit on their wedding day. That said, of course some people see smoking brides as “tacky” (yawn: aren't we done with that word yet?) or somehow setting a bad example for children at the wedding (puh-lease: brides are real people, not some sort of Disney princess character at an amusement park). Obviously, we all know smoking is bad for your health, but we support people planning weddings that are authentic expressions of who they are — and guess what? SOME PEOPLE SMOKE.

So, if you're wondering about whether or not to light up in your wedding dress, check out this roundup and decide for yourself…


Such a lovely night smokin' out back danielle smoking MakingTheMoment_DG_304
Photo by Photo Pink
This is a photo of Erin and her sisters sharing a smoke and an adorable laugh.
BarrHickson_073 Bad Influence
Last but certainly not least: a bride with a cigar! Photo by Non Fiction Weddings

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