How did ‘Trash The Dress’ get started?
Trash the Dress, also known as Fearless Bridal or Rock the Frock, is a style of wedding photography that recreates what would otherwise be an actual wedding dress accident on purpose. Legend has it, John Michael Cooper, a renowned wedding photographer in Las Vegas, got the idea in 1998 when he watched reality TV star, Meg Cummings, throw herself into the ocean after her wedding was interrupted in an episode of Sunset Beach.
Why trash your dress?
We can answer this question with one word: It’s FUN! There is just something so exciting about contrasting delicate elegant clothing with a crazy environment! Whether at the beach, in fountains, on rooftops or out in the countryside, Trash The Dress photography is a unique representation of your style and relationship. As stunning and unique as the pictures turn out, it’s of course hard to imagine your beautiful (and expensive) wedding dress getting trashed, right?
What if we told you that we could un-trash your dress?
That’s right – you can have your cake and eat it too! Be it dirt, grass, food, mud, makeup, perspiration, or red wine, there are essentially no stains we haven’t dealt with. With our award-winning wedding dress preservation and restoration services we can even remove most stains that have been on your dress for years, no judgement here. Although we can’t guarantee removal of 100% of all stains, typically at least 95% of stains can be removed in most cases.
We understand that having your wedding dress in pristine condition is as important as taking fun photography. However, when planning your Trash The Dress photoshoot session, just make sure you ONLY trash your dress with the following so that we can optimize getting it back to it’s original condition (paint is not recommended as shown above). Don’t wait – be sure to get it cleaned and preserved right away so dirt and chemicals don’t set in for too long.
- Dirt or mud stains
- Grass stains
- Fresh or Salt Water
- Blood (hopefully not)
- Perspiration stains
- Food stains
- Wine and beverage stains
How does Wedding Dress Preservation work? Watch the short video below!
Why should I preserve my wedding dress?
Even if your own daughter cringes at the idea of wearing your dress now, give her a few more years and maybe she’ll come around! Wedding dresses are a beautiful heirloom to pass down to your children, grandchildren or lend to a friend for her wedding. You can keep your wedding dress close by to always be reminded of your vows. Worried you’ll never be able to see or touch your beloved dress again if you have it preserved? Be sure to check out our article on the Top 5 Myths About Wedding Dress Preservation to find out why this isn’t a concern with our service.
Trash The Dress photography is fun, exciting and your wedding dress doesn’t have to suffer long term because of it. So, don’t feel guilty about enjoying the trashing of your dress. You deserve to capture memories you can cherish (and post) for years to come however you want to do it. Just get it cleaned immediately afterwards for the best cleaning results!
Don’t wait! Order your wedding dress preservation service in advance – so you’re ready to Un-trash Your Dress or just clean and preserve it right away.