They say a picture is worth a thousand words. What comes to mind when you look at these two?
We can imagine some of these thoughts running through your mind: Why would they do such a thing? Did they have a mental breakdown? Man, that wedding must have gone so horribly wrong to make them go to great lengths to 'trash the dress'.
Given the pictures, these are some reasonable thoughts. But here's where we throw you for a loop. This is actually documenting a very very happy occasion and romantic one as well. Wait, what? Yes, we said it.
Trash the Dress is a new trend that has been taking the wedding photography world by storm. Although the name and the two pictures shown above sound and look extreme, most of the time it's not really destructive. Usually brides just take pictures in the dirt, abandoned buildings, wading in the water, and any other unorthodox locations. But why 'trash the dress' that symbolizes one of the most special occasions in your life? Well, the idea behind it is that by trashing the dress you are showing everyone that you're in this marriage for the long haul and don't plan on wearing a wedding dress ever again. Awwwwww.....see we told you it was romantic. The focus of 'trash the dress' is not so much on the dress, but the bride expressing herself creatively and simply having fun. We even suggest you getting the groom involved, too.
Now we all know that the wedding involves a lot of catering to and entertaining your guests. 'Trash the dress' allows for the newly-wedded couple to simply focus on each other, relax, and let go of their inhibitions.
When you think about it, 'trash the dress' is not so much about destruction, but rather the creation of memories that last a lifetime. So instead of just storing your wedding dress in the closet, try something different. Not only will you enjoy it, but you'll get some great pictures out of it!
So what do you think about 'Trash the Dress'? Would you try it? We want to hear from you!
(Photo credits: unknown, IGO Photography, Karen Wade Photography, Chelsea Nicole)