History
A Cacophony Classic

Michele Michele got the idea for this annual gathering at a San Francisco thrift store in 1999. “I saw a rack of used wedding dresses and realized how often the dreams of an ideal marriage had failed and how so much of this dream has been fabricated in order to fuel the ever-increasing consumption of new products. I thought it would be funny to take the primary symbol of this sacred institution and twist it around, much like what the Cacophony Society did with the Santa Rampage." 


DETAILS: Meet at the Tunnel Top bar, 601 Bush Street (above the Stockton Street tunnel) at 2:30 PM. If the Tunnel Top is full, we’ll overflow into the Chelsea Place, 641 Bush Street. WEAR A DRESS! Please. Its the Brides of March, not the Grooms of March. If you are a photographer, WEAR A DRESS. Please. We’re tired of you stealing our Juju without participating. The best PARKING is the nearby Sutter-Stockton Garage, with entrances on the 400 block of Stockton northbound and on the 500 block of Bush eastbound. 

We'll have a few rounds of drinks at the bars and wait for late arrivals. By 3:30 PM we'll be suitably liquored up for a stroll around town, with stops at our favorite Formal Wear store, and diamond importer. From there, we'll continue on Grant and turn onto Maiden Lane, Stopping for a photo op at the gates of Maiden Lane. Then we'll race across the street to Union Square and gather around our edifice of desire, the monolith of John Dong Long. From there, we'll proceed across the street to an exclusive department store for a fresh application of lipstick and makeup from the counter samples. Sufficiently made up, we will continue down Geary Street and turn left  at Powell Street to the cable car turn around, where we will proposition the tourists for that "only in San Francisco" experience. Since the Gold Dust Lounge, our usual ending spot, has been unceremoniously kicked out to make way for an escalator, (part of the City of San Francisco’s secret attempt to render our public gathering spaces hostile to gatherings) we will attempt a rendezvous at Aunt Charlie’s on Turk and Taylor. Route map HERE.http://santarchy.com/RouteMap2014.htmlshapeimage_1_link_0shapeimage_1_link_1
What 
16th Annual!

Grab a wedding dress and join the Brides as we parade through the heart of San Francisco, strolling through Union Square, shopping at fancy stores and drinking in local bars. All you need for this event is a white wedding dress, the more elaborate, the better. Check your local thrift store for suitable attire.DressHacks.htmlshapeimage_3_link_0
When 
Saturday March 15 2014 @ 2:30 PM 
San Francisco 
Meet at Tunnel Top bar, 601 Bush Street or at the Chelsea Place, 641 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA, USA, Earth

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Why 
Why NOT?
Skydiving? Please. You haven’t experienced a true adrenaline rush ‘til you’ve put on a wedding dress and called a cab. Really. Or experienced true relief ‘til you’ve finally been joined by others wearing the same stupid thing.

Other Brides
Los Angeles Brides
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New York Brides
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Phoenix Brides
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Seattle Brides
 Saturday, March 8, 2014
Toronto Brides
 Friday, March 15, 2014

Photos
Video
youtube.com/watch?v=1C-aLsQO45U 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dCCJP3CVajc
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDQFldsVH48
On Flickr
http://www.flickr.com/photos/tags/bridesofmarch/interesting/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/10111/galleries/72157623184893104/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/loupiote/tags/bridesofmarch2009/
http://stephan-zielinski.com/dwa/2009/03/15/the-brides-of-march/nggallery/2009-03-14_brides/the-brides-of-march-2009/
San Fran
http://blog.wired.com/tableofmalcontents/2007/03/beware_the_brid.html
http://www.metroactive.com/metro/03.28.07/brides-of-march-0713.html
San Francisco Chronicle, 2007 
San Francisco Chronicle, 2004
http://www.riekephotography.com/bridesofmarch06/index.html
http://wigfreaks.tribe.net/photos/d5410cc5-7e90-45cd-b101-255035603363
http://fluffyevil.com/photos/sanfran/brides04/photos/photo13.html 
http://www.flickr.com/photos/aqui-ali/sets/72157600001212648/

Reno
http://share.shutterfly.com/action/welcome?sid=8AYs2LZwzZOG41

Phoenix
http://www.downtownphoenixjournal.com/2009/03/14/beware-brides-march/

Portland
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PHOTO: Margot Duane

PHOTO: Margot Duane

How to Hack your dress to make it fit...DressHacks.html


Brought to you by the 
San Francisco Cacophony Society

Your charming hostess: Michele Michele
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PHOTO: FELIPE BUiTRAGO