Hey readers! We’ve got a special treat for you today… a special guest blog from our own Melissa Prosser Photography! She delves into the wonderful world of ruining your wedding dress… or not? Read on for her “trash the dress” tradition rendition.
Don’t be afraid to “trash your dress!” – By Melissa Prosser
You ask why… I ask why not? What are you going to do with your wedding gown? Let it sit in a basement collecting dust and hope that your daughter will one day wear it? Cut it apart to bits and pieces to try to make something else of it? Well, I say why not make memories and art in the dress!
I love photographing trash the dress sessions. It’s so fun to see the stress of the wedding day gone, and the bride just willing to play around and enjoy herself in the gown without worrying about possibly getting it dirty. I recently did a session at Centennial Olympic Park, and you can see my bride had a blast! You can do one of these sessions however you’d like.
Go get it wet, play with paint, go down to a creek and have some fun in the mud, or do what I did and take it on your honeymoon!
One of the first decisions I made after saying yes (to my husband and my dress) was contacting Del Sol Photography (www.delsolphotography.com) to set up a trash the dress session for our honeymoon in Tulum Mexico. I worked with Del Sol for about four years while getting training and figuring out this business called wedding photography. I always knew that I would one day do a session with them in the beautiful waters of the Riviera Maya! They specialize in doing dress trashing, so I knew I was in great hands :)
Also, did I mention my dress survived? We rinsed it off in the shower and let it dry! It’s still in great shape!