Downs Model Madeline Stuart Stars In Beautiful Wedding Photoshoot
Madeline Stuart has modelled a series of bridal gowns for a wedding-themed shoot at Rixey Manor, a popular wedding venue in Northern Virginia.
Stuart, who has Down Syndrome has seen her modelling career go from strength to strength in the past year – walking at New York Fashion Week (twice), landing some huge ad campaigns and even having a handbag named after her – but we think this new photoshoot is one of the most breathtakingly beautiful the 18-year-old has done yet.
Isadora Martin-Dye, who owns Rixey Manor with her husband and put together the shoot, told The Huffington Post UK: “A lot of newly engaged women cannot see themselves as a bride because all the images magazines use are of these tall, thin models.
“I think that being a bride is a life experience that every woman should be able to see herself doing – and definitely not stressing about the fact that they wont look ‘perfect’ on their wedding day.”
See the shoot in full at the first link.
Same Difference sees this photoshoot as a big piece of progress for disabled women everywhere, readers. If it gives even one disabled woman who doubts she’ll ever get married hope, it will have done something very special.