In recent years, Trash The Dress photoshoots have become increasingly popular with Australian brides.
The trend was originally started in 2001 by Las Vegas wedding photographer John Michael Cooper. Since then the style has spread around the world, most notably in the UK with photographers like Steve Gerrard and Mark Theisinger, amongst others, shooting their unique ideas of Trash the Dress.
Brides often have pictures taken in water, but other locations include city streets, rooftops, rubbish dumps, paddocks and abandoned buildings.
It’s usually done as an additional shoot after the wedding, almost as a declaration that the wedding is done and the dress will not be used again, although the dress is not always ruined.
SaySo Weddings is taking the concept to a whole new level, with a Giant Trash The Dress Photo Shoot planned for Adelaide in February 2011.
“We’ll have 50 brides participating” says Kelly Nelson of SaySo Weddings “and as far as we’re aware nothing of this scale has been attempted in Australia before. It’s very exciting and will be a completely unique experience for those taking part.”
Registrations for the event are now open and places are filling fast. For the registration fee of $75, participants receive a glass of champagne on arrival, breakfast and lunch, plus a CD of images from the day.
They may also choose to have their hair and/or makeup done for the event and to purchase a video DVD of the day's events.
“Some of Adelaide's best wedding suppliers are involved” says Kelly “including Karen Hedger of Complete Look Hair & Beauty providing hairstyling, videography by Adam Moore of Adam Moore Productions and special guest photographer Jennifer Sando of Jennifer Sando Photography.”
The day will begin at the gorgeous Stamford Grand at Glenelg, with individual and group photos taken in the stunning Grand Ballroom. Photos will then be taken in small groups in various locations along Jetty Road, ensuring that each participant receives photos taken in a variety of settings.
Last, but most definitely not least, each “bride” will have the option of taking part in a Cake Fight, a Paint Fight or a Drown The Gown session!
“This is the really unique aspect of the day” says Kelly. “Imagine a bunch of brides in a paint fight – the photos will be spectacular!”
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