When it comes to Thanksgiving, some people pride themselves on their stuffing, while others line-up early for Black Friday deals.
And some take the turkey-centric holiday even further. Take, for instance, Barbara Orr Ehrhart: the bride who celebrated her passion for the day's main dish at her wedding -- and we're not just talking about the menu.
From a wedding gown made entirely of turkey feathers, and feathers (in lieu of rice) thrown at the newlyweds after the wedding ceremony, Orr Erhhart let none of the bird go to waste on her Big Day.
Below, a slideshow of the kooky, turkey-filled festivities from the archives of LIFE magazine.
In 1947, designer Barbara Orr Ehrhart walked down the aisle in a gown made from turkey feathers -- designed and constructed by the bride herself. It took 500 yards of white plume feathers (a truckload of White Holland turkeys) and several months to make the wedding dress.
And she wasn't the only one wearing feathers. In addition to her own wedding gown, Orr Ehrhart also made dresses for her bridesmaids from turkey feathers for her Oregon wedding.
Orr Ehrhart collected 34,000 white plumes from 300 turkeys and dyed them yellow, pale green and black for her Big Day. The bride said that the wild birds she collected feathers from were dead or fatally injured before she considered using them.
One of the bridesmaid's dresses was valued at $18,000 at the time -- which would be nearly $175,000 in today's dollars.
After the ceremony, wedding guests threw feathers -- not rice -- and settled down for a (you guessed it) turkey dinner.