The wedding day is over and for practically every bride the same question arises: what to do with the wedding dress? For many it is probably quite clear that they want to have their wedding dress safely stowed away in the closet. You want to keep it forever and slip it on again in a few years. Maybe even for a photo shoot on the occasion of a wedding day. Other brides, on the other hand, take a very pragmatic view and want to sell the dress. It’s no good for them if it gathers dust in the closet. Some courageous brides, on the other hand, want to stage themselves and their wedding dress in an absolutely unique way and decide on a trash the dress shoot. It may be a quirky trend, but the photos are undeniably really cool! You can find many great ideas in this blog article.
Trash the Dress: With brightly colored clouds of colored powder
Photographer Claudia Weaver had a very special idea: she made her own wedding dress available for a trash the dress shoot with powder paints. The intense and radiant colors come into their own at the perfectly chosen location. The shooting took place in the middle of the snow in front of a wonderful mountain backdrop. Incidentally, Claudia used biodegradable, skin-friendly and water-soluble colors made from natural roots, blossoms and herbs. If you also want to do such a shooting, you can get these colors ? here.
Redesign for your wedding dress instead of trash the dress
Have you ever thought about simply redesigning your wedding dress for an after-wedding shoot? If you like to lend a hand, tinker and be creative or maybe even sew, then this idea might be just right for you. The transformation of your wedding dress does not have to be as lavish as we are here, but these pictures provide great inspiration in which direction it could go. Whether you want to work on your DIY wedding dress with appliqués to sew on, dried flowers or even fresh flowers is entirely up to you.
Tip: You can even use the flowers from your wedding decoration! If they are already a bit wilted, it doesn’t matter. That would even go really well with a photo shoot at a Lost Place.
Photos: Filipp Romanovski via Unsplash
You can find great accessories for transforming your wedding dress on Etsy.
Jasmin sent us a great trash the dress idea and a beautiful picture. She integrated part of her wedding dress into a picture she had painted herself and hung it up in the living room. In fact, she was brave enough not just to use sections, but to cut out part of her wedding dress because the image was created on a large canvas. “In this way I can at least see my wedding dress every day instead of just having it hanging in the closet,” explains Jasmin. We can only agree. Thank you very much for this great inspiration for the further use of the wedding dress, dear Jasmin.
By the way: If your wedding dress had to be shortened, then be sure to ask for the sections. You can not only create a picture from it, like Jasmin, but simply sew a ring pillow yourself.
For the brave: trash the dress with splashes of color
You can “decorate” your wedding dress not only with powder paint, but also with liquid paint – or even with mud, if you feel like it. More trash the dress is probably not possible. You can even involve your children, who will be artistically active on your wedding dress.
Photos: It’s your day wedding photography
Cool scenery regardless of the dress
With a Trash the Dress Shooting you don’t have to completely ruin your wedding dress. You can also choose cool locations for stunning photos where your dress is most likely to be damaged. But you have incredibly great pictures in a mystical forest, on a beautiful rock or on a beautiful beach.
Photos: Jonathan Borba via Unsplash
Water shoot with the wedding dress: the soft version
If you dare to go completely into the water with your wedding outfit, then of course very special trash the dress shots can be created. Wedding photos that show you above and below the water at the same time are absolutely special. This is not only a cool idea for passionate divers. The photographer can also play wonderfully with your reflection in the water and the glitter of the sun’s rays to provide you with unique wedding photos.
Photos: Monika Pachler Blaimauer
Mystical shots at the after-wedding shoot
You can also use your after-wedding shoot to create goosebump moments with your wedding photos. Think about locations and ideas for posing with a mystical character – for example a lost place, like an abandoned house.
Photos: Claudia Gerhard
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