Orchard Lake Woman Creates Wedding Dress from Toilet Paper
After weeks of hard work and anticipation, Orchard Lake resident Susan Brennan was named the winner of the eighth-annual Toilet Paper Wedding Dress Contest in Cincinnati June 27.
With over 700 entries this year, participants were required to construct their wedding dresses out of nothing more than Charmin toilet paper, tape, glue and/or needle and thread.
"The quality of talent that presents itself each year always amazes us," said Susan Bain, one of the founders of Cheap Chic Weddings, a budget weddings website which produces the contest. "This year’s entries included several dresses that had intricate details like faux embroidery, ruffles, pleats and even lace effects."
Charmin is a sponsor of the contest for the second time and provided coupons for contest entrants to help cover the cost of purchasing the rolls of Charmin used in creating each dress, which ranged in amount from 10 rolls to nearly 50 rolls in some cases.
Brennan received a check for $2,012.
Brennan was joined at the finale event by the other two contest finalists: Runner-up Katrina Chalifoux received a check for $1,000, while Jennifer Henry placed third and received a check for $500.