As an avid watcher of Say Yes to the Dress, when it comes to wedding dresses, I thought I'd seen it all. The good, the bad, the lace, the princess dresses, the corset bodices — I never thought I'd see a wedding dress that surprised me ever again. That is, until I saw the Taco Bell wedding dress, a dress so original and so personalized, you'll have to see it to believe it for yourself.
Every bride wants a dress that expresses her style and personality, but few brides have taken that idea as far as 31-year-old Diane Nguyen. When she found out Taco Bell was running a Love and Tacos contest asking couples to share what Taco Bell meant to their relationship — and awarding the winner an all-expenses paid trip to Las Vegas to get married at the Taco Bell Cantina there — Nguyen went big. The bride-to-be made a wedding dress out of Taco Bell wrappers and snapped a photo of her inside a Taco Bell — yes, really. You might think you have a personal dedication to burritos and tacos, but you clearly have nothing on this woman. I really admire her dedication to the food she loves.
Nguyen told Delish that the dress took six hours to make, which she did so by hot gluing wrappers onto a corset. The contest ran through March 1st, and although the winner hasn't been announced yet, many are asking if Nguyen will wear the wrapper wedding dress if she wins. While Nguyen did say the dress is uncomfortable — totally fair, considering it's made of paper — she says a fabric replica may work better. However, she understands that fans may be disappointed if she doesn't wear the wrapper dress, so it's not totally off the table.
For now Nguyen and fans of the dress will just have to wait and see whether or not her creativity paid off. In the meantime, I'll be brainstorming ways I can incorporate my favorite fast food into my wedding. Perhaps a cake made of fries? A burrito bouquet? Honestly, I'm not sure if anything can top this dress.
Congratulations to Diane and her fiancé, and I wish them a lifetime full of happiness and tacos.