Anyway, so I just found out that this poor woman that was attempting to get photos of herself in her wedding dress slipped off some rocks and sunk to her death. (Thanks for the link, Shelly) And I got to thinking that surely this ill advised woman had not seen the movie The Piano. I mean, really... however dry and painful it was to watch, that movie teaches you three very valuable lessons: 1. Kids are assholes and are not to be trusted. 2. Don't always dismiss the weird dude; he's usually great in the sack... and 3. Corseted dresses are really heavy and if you wear them in water, you will fucking drown.
I had to write an essay on that god forsaken movie in University, does it show?
I would never kid about such things.
Anyhow, yes. It's very sad that that woman met her early demise under those circumstances; it's all fun & trains... until you die. Ahem. That aside, I searched the term "trash the dress" and I was both amused and horrified as to what brides (and some grooms) request for this bizarre trend of fucking up your dress after your wedding.
Here's some of the ones that I love to hate the most, and I took the liberty of adding what I'm SURE they're really thinking...
Just a thought...
I would beat the living breath out of my daughter if I put a wad of cash on a dress for her to do that to it. She would not live to produce grandchildren..ReplyDelete
I love the last one!ReplyDelete
Love that you gave a shout out to the brides project!! They're amazing!ReplyDelete
Well, that's one way to undo what you did with the first wear of the dress. I have mine, cleaned and boxed and taking up room in my closet in the hopes that someday I can take it down and torture my daughter by making her try it on and threatening to make her wear it for her "special day"...it's one a few mother perks I get to look forward to.ReplyDelete
It's ridiculous. I can't see them getting framed or anything. The only person I "sort of" see benefiting from these photos is the photographer, since compositionally, some of them are cool to add to one's portfolio, but...ReplyDelete
I'm confused....should I be disgusted or somewhat turned on?ReplyDelete
What a great idea . . . rather than trashing the dress actually helping out someone!ReplyDelete
I want my future wedding pictures to be this awesome!ReplyDelete
I'm sorry, but if I spend 4 figures on anything, the word 'trash' will not be associated with that item.ReplyDelete
I love the last one! LOL.ReplyDelete
Hear, hear! :)ReplyDelete
Thanks for the suggestion to donate the dress to us, Lady Estrogen, we like to think of it as the gift that keeps on giving. We are wedding dress matchmakers!
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I want to punch all those people.ReplyDelete
The original 'trash the dress' photo was the one you used first, with the dress on fire, was created as an original piece of art by the absolutely incredible John Michael Cooper, as a Joan of arc inspired piece, not a trash the dress shoot. So I agree with the other silly shots, but the Fire Bride I must defend because of my ridiculous hero worship of JMCooper and AltF. :). Carry on...ReplyDelete
Haha. Yes, that one is rather photoshop'y. I respect your admiration for the photographer, totally, but even though Joan of Arc was my patron saint at my 8th grade confirmation, I don't see why I would want to compare myself burning at the stake... on my wedding day.
Just a thought. lol
No, I mean the dress from the photo fit the bill for a 'Joan of Arc' look, and was used for that purpose. It wasn't meant to be destroying a wedding dress per se.ReplyDelete
So sad what happened to the bride at Rawdon...great that you linked to the Brides Project - awesome.ReplyDelete
I think I like your husbandReplyDelete