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Woman wears her wedding dress for adventures every weekend for a year

Dawn wanted to make the most of her wedding dress, so she decided to wear it every weekend (Picture: Caters News)

After Dawn Winfield-Hunt, 54, tied the knot with her husband Steve, 57, she couldnt bear to box up her wedding dress and never see it again.

Dawn decided to make the most of her gown, which she bought from a charity shop, by creating a bucket list of things to do while wearing it.

So far shes sailed, done a charity colour run, gone paddleboarding, attended a music festival and even done her weekly food shop, all while wearing her wedding dress.

Dawn says her husband would now find it odd if she wore jeans and a top on a weekend.

Of course, all that wear has made the dress a little dirty (especially after the charity colour run and a muddy festival), but Dawn isnt bothered. She plans to wear the dress every weekend for the first year of being married.

A newlywed has created a bucket list to complete whilst wearing her wedding dress after refusing to box it up after her big day
Dawn isnt afraid of getting the dress, which she originally bought from a charity shop, dirty (Picture: Caters News Agency)

Dawn, an office manager from Ryde, Isle-of-Wight, said: It will have stains and tears, but it is just like to the lines on our faces from laughing or crying, each one will tell a different story.

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At the end of the year I will be able to look at the state of my dress and remember all the good times.

When I was at Buckingham Palace, a random man asked to take a photo with me and of course I agreed as it isnt every day, they see someone in their wedding dress outside the Queens palace.

I didnt think twice when doing the colour run, I wanted my dress to have as many colours as possible.

Dawn Winfield-Hunt, 54, from the Isle of Wight, paddle boarding in her wedding dress
Shes worn the dress paddle-boarding, sailing, and to a festival (Picture: Caters News)

Other people running couldnt believe their eyes when they saw me in my wedding dress, they were shocked to see me crawling on the floor and covered in multicoloured paint.

I loved every second and I would do it again in a heartbeat, it felt good knowing I had put my dress to good use by raising money for charity.

Dawn didnt plan on wearing her dress so many times after her wedding, but when she wore it to a barbeque her friends absolutely loved the idea.

Seeing how happy the dress made her friends and husband, she decided to wear it every weekend.

The dress was so beautiful I didnt want to box it up like I did when I first got married many years ago, Dawn says.

Dawn Winfield-Hunt, 54, from the Isle of Wight, at a festival in her wedding dress
Dawn has washed her dress just twice so far (Picture: Caters News)

Random people always smile when they see me in it and they often congratulate me as they must think I am taking a detour from the ceremony to my reception.

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So far shes washed her dress in the bath just twice, but that hasnt cleared up the stains and marks from all her adventures.

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