Trash The Dress!

Trash the Dress is a relatively new concept that many brides-to-be that I’ve met haven’t heard of yet (and most of them seem shocked and horrified at the suggestion!)  “Trash The Dress” began in America (where else?!) and basically involves the bride (and sometimes the groom) in a photoshoot totally different to the posed, perfect photos on their wedding day.

Photo Credit: Artur Lastowski (Poland)

Photo Credit: Artur Lastowski (Poland)

Many trash the dress shoots take place at the beach, with the bride walking into the ocean or splashing and floating in her gorgeous white gown.  But, as with anything – the only limitations to Trash the Dress photoshoots is your imagination!  They can be taken in any setting, urban or rural and are usually more fun when you inject a little of your personality into it!  I’ve seen photos where the bride and groom are wearing converse and sunglasses, holding shooting rifles, going bowling etc etc.  Be creative and you will love the results!

Photo credit: Marcin Labedzki (Poland)

Photo credit: Marcin Labedzki (Poland)

There are some photographers in Ireland who will do Trash The Dress shoots, check out www.trashthedress.ie for more info or watch this TV3 Xpose piece on the photographer and hear from a real bride who has done it! Xpose on Trash the Dress

Ciara Crossan

Ciara is the Founder and CEO of WeddingDates and has a particular love for quirky & unusual weddings! Considered a wedding venue expert, lucky for her she has visited hundreds of stunning wedding venues all over Ireland and the UK.

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