Would you do this to your wedding dress?
I have to admit I was a bit shocked the first time I saw photos of this unusual trend! If you’re not familiar with the “trash the dress” concept, here’s a great explanation from Wikipedia:
Trash the dress, also known as fearless bridal or rock the frock, is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion and glamour photography. “Trash the dress” is the art of destruction or deconstruction of a brides wedding dress to create a new artwork that the bride would be proud to display on their wall. The new masterpiece is formed in the creative destruction of the dress. Trash the dress is all about limitless expression.
Although it may appear that this trend is all about destroying the wedding dress, that is actually optional. Brides who simply want to capture a series of artistic images but still preserve their bridal gown, often purchase an inexpensive or used dress for the shoot, or stop before the dress is ruined. Professional dry cleaners should be able to restore the dress to its orginal state. Within reason of course.
If you are intrigued by this idea, Brenda’s Wedding Blog recently featured an article with great inspiration for an urban decay trash the dress session, along with several great tips to make your photo shoot a success.
The more I researched this idea, the more I came to realize that it’s all about artistic expression and freedom. I’m still not sure if it’s something I would do, but I admire the adventurous spirit of those who do. And the results are simply stunning! What do you think about this growing trend? Would you trash your wedding dress? We would love to know your opinions, so please leave a respectful comment on this post and tell us what you think!
By Kimberly Jones