Bride-to-be crafts wedding dress out of Taco Bell burrito wrappers
Posted March 7
LAS VEGAS — It’s nacho average wedding dress.
A creative bride-to-be proclaimed her love for her fiancé — and Taco Bell — by fashioning a one-of-a-kind dress out of hundreds of burrito wrappers from the fast-food chain.
Dianne Nguyen has been with her fiancé, Nick Ward, for 10 years, and Taco Bell has been a constant in their relationship.
“Taco Bell has been there through the years, from the after school runs, to late meals after work (or a night of partying),” Nguyen wrote in an Instagram post. “Our love for each other is as cheesy as a quesadilla.”
With the help of their local Taco Bell, Nguyen gathered unused burrito wrappers, hot glue, an old corset and a white sheet and went to work creating a bridal masterpiece unlike any other, the Huffington Post reported.
“A very nice manager donated 400 wrappers to us in exchange for a combo meal purchase,” she told the Huffington Post. “(The dress) cost around $10!”
Before you write them off as Doritos Locos — allow me to spill the beans. The couple wants to win a wedding at the restaurant’s new flagship location on the Las Vegas strip, which happens to include a chapel.
“Thought it would be a neat idea to stand out from the rest of the contestants,” Nguyen wrote in a Reddit post.
The contest, “Love and Tacos,” offers the winning couple a free trip to Vegas, a complimentary wedding at the restaurant including a cake, décor, reception, photography package and other perks designed to allow the newlyweds to “Live Mas.”
“We’re nachos getting married, it’s going to be a Las Vegas tacover,” Nguyen wrote in the couple’s official contest entry. “Lettuce celebrate our love at the Taco Bell Chapel in Vegas, cuz we are ready to guac and roll.”
Nguyen’s spicy stab at design quickly went viral — her social media posts have hundreds of likes and the story has been picked up by dozens of national news outlets.
“Thank you so much for your support,” Nguyen wrote in an Instagram post Sunday. “No matter the outcome, it’s amazing knowing that we’ve touched the hearts of so many people around the world. It’s been … a Baja Blast.”
Voting for the contest ended Sunday. If you and your love “Think Outside the Bun” — you too can say “I do” surrounded by your favorite eats. The Taco Bell Chapel will offer wedding packages starting this summer.
“Couples can come right in and order a wedding off our menu,” said Taco Bell CMO Marisa Thalberg in a press release. “In a town known for pulling out all of the stops, we think this will be the most craveable matrimonial experience to ever hit Vegas.”
In addition to the ceremony and officiant, the $600 package includes a Taco Bell garter, bow tie, Sauce Packet wedding bouquet, Cinnabon Delights Wedding Cake and a Taco 12 pack “for their first meal as newlyweds,” according to the company’s website.
No word yet on whether Taco Bell has seen a spike in wedding-dress inspired cravings.
Jessica Ivins is a content manager for KSL.com and contributor to the Motherhood Matters section.