Boston’s Filene’s Basement Running of the Brides Event!

I was fortunate to finally witness firsthand the Running the Brides in Boston this morning!  I say “fortunate” because I have always wanted to attend – I knew I couldn’t shop for my own wedding gown that way, but I was always secretly hoping that one of my friends had the courage to do it and need me on their team.  It was a lot of fun and it was great to see all the happy brides and their friends and families so excited first thing in the morning.

Check out my photos and video from this morning’s event below:
(To view the entire boston.com/weddings photo gallery, click here )

This was such a great team!  Shannon (with the tiara and the “Kiss Me I’m Irish” t-shirt on) from Somerville, MA had 8 members on her team and arrived at 6:30 am to help her search for the perfect one-shoulder gown.  Her fiance proposed to her at her favorite restaurant this past December in front of her family.  Their wedding is planned for St. Patrick’s Day 2012.

Brooke, from Quincy, MA (wearing the sash) and her team of 15 arrived at 6:30 am to help her shop for her perfect gown.  Her fiance proposed as they decorated their Christmas tree together this past December.  They are planning on getting married in September.

Yaritza of Brockton, MA and her team of 6 arrived at 4:20 am to help her find her dream mermaid style gown.  Her fiance proposed on Christmas Day and they have an April 2012 wedding planned.

The calm before the storm – 180 racks and a total of 2,800 gowns – all neatly hung.

At exactly 8:00 am, the doors opened.  You have to check out this video:

Within 1 minute, all the racks were empty:

…And girls start to try on gowns…

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