Trash the Dress… or just have it dry-cleaned?

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What do you know about "Trash the Dress"? 

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

Trash the dress, also known as fearless bridal or rock the frock, is a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place. It is generally shot in the style of fashion and glamour photography.

Usually brides decide to have pictures taken on a beach, but other locations include city streets, rooftops, garbage dumps, fields, and abandoned buildings.

For their first anniversary, my daughter Kim and her husband Jason did a "Trash the Dress" photo shoot with our family photographer, Heather Owens.

One year later, on the second anniversary of their wedding, I wanted to share some photos from their first and talk about the TTD trend.

These days (2010) brides seem to be doing things differently from their mothers...surprise?  Probably not! Many brides do tasteful boudoir photos for wedding gifts to the groom. And for their anniversaries, or prior, they do "Trash the Dress" photos. Since both involve make up, I thought that it was a good topic for my blog this month.

I didn't do the make up for my daughter's wedding, my friend Cheryl did, since I took the day off! …but I did her make up for her TTD pics. 

The sites chosen for the photos were their romantic spots. Places where they had their first date, shared their first kiss, etc. and rather than "trashing the dress", it just needed some dry-cleaning. And we haven't preserved it yet...she wants to wear it again!

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