Wednesday, March 10, 2010

From Couture to Car Parts

Vera, Monique, and Carolina might understand if you spilled a little champagne on one of their gowns on your big day. But they would most definitely say “I don’t” to covering them in paint, sand, mud and grease. However, more and more spontaneous brides are "Trashing the Dress" (you know, that old thing you fell in love with, had tailored to perfection, and spent a small fortune on?) instead of letting it collect dust in a closet. Thanks to this hot new trend, newlyweds can really express themselves without the pressure to look perfect … or make it to the ceremony on time.  

Personally, I don’t think I could wade through a swamp or haul around car parts in such a pretty dress. But after working with a few incredibly talented wedding photographers and videographers for this Trash the Dress photo gallery featured on WEtv, I learned why many people do. It’s a one-of-a-kind way to be creative, let loose, celebrate the marriage and not worry about the material things (like a dress). Plus, you end up with truly breathtaking images to treasure forever. And everyone has different “trashing limits”. While some brides get down and dirty, others just like the idea of shooting in a place they normally wouldn’t on a wedding day.

Here are a few of my favorite shots from the photo gallery. Click here to read the full story.

Pictures (in order) courtesy of: Red Bicycle Media, Blueberry Photography, Michael Maler Photography, Paul Johnson Photography

Would you trash your dress?


  1. I definitely want to "trash the dress"....without actually trashing it! Any chance to get back in my dress :)

  2. Wow - Rachel I had no idea your wedding was last weekend -- huge congrats!! Just saw a pic on FB, love the dress!