How to trash the dress in the Whitsundays


December 16, 2015 Facebook Twitter LinkedIn Google+ Ideas & Inspiration,Whitsunday Wedding Planning


Trash The Dress Whitsundays

 

Wedding trends come and go but one trend that seems to be making a big splash – at least for some couples – is ‘trash the dress’! For those who haven’t heard of it, ‘trash the dress’ is a fun add-on to your wedding day that sees the bride – and sometimes the groom – trash their wedding outfits just for kicks and some stunning and unusual photos.

While there are no doubt some brides reading this who are practically fainting at the thought of trashing their wedding dress – you do, after all, spend many hours choosing it and probably a lot of money buying it – there is more than one way to trash your dress and not all of them have to be a complete write-off. For those who really want to go to town, the options are limitless. You can trash the dress in any number of ways including paint fights, red wine attacks, cake throwing and even ripping the clothes from one another’s backs.

 

Trash The Dress Whitsundays

 

The ‘no holds barred’ approach is heaps of fun and guaranteed to make for lots of laughter and memorable moments with your new husband, as well as some very memorable photos. For those who like the idea but prefer to hang on to their dress, there are options such as swimming in the ocean together (or underwater if you can hold your breath long enough) and fun activities such as pillow fights or rolling around together in a flower-strewn meadow.

 

Trash The Dress in the Whitsundays

 

One couple that chose the ocean option were Natalie and Jason Wilden Williams, who were married on Daydream Island, in September 2015. Jason and Natalie had never seen it done before but thought ‘why not?’ and decided to go for it. “We hadn’t seen anyone else do it and were excited to have a unique experience and memories,” said Natalie following her wedding. “We had several photos in the ocean, under the jetty and in the shallows on a sunbed. It was exciting, fun and resulted in some incredible photos of our special day. And afterwards, I put the dress through a delicate wash, hung it out to air dry and it’s perfect!”

 

We had several photos in the ocean, under the jetty and in the shallows on a sunbed. It was exciting, fun and resulted in some incredible photos of our special day.

And afterwards, I put the dress through a delicate wash, hung it out to air dry and it’s perfect!

 

Trash The Dress Whitsundays

 

One person who has seen the whole gamut of ‘trash the dress’ scenarios is wedding photographer Norina Jane of Iconic Bride Photography. “More and more brides are asking us, what about ‘trash the dress’?” said Norina Jane, who admits she wishes it had been around when she got married. “If you’re not going to sell your dress, why not have some fun with it? Otherwise it’s just going to sit in a box for years with moth balls like mine did! I like to create a theme – come up with something dramatic – create a piece of art. It takes planning and props but that’s our job. After deciding on a look, couples can leave the rest to us and just have fun. The men also seem to really like it and it results in some very unique photos to remember your wedding day by.”

If you’re not going to sell your dress, why not have some fun with it? Otherwise it’s just going to sit in a box for years with moth balls like mine did! ”

I like to create a theme – come up with something dramatic – create a piece of art. It takes planning and props but that’s our job. After deciding on a look, couples can leave the rest to us and just have fun. The men also seem to really like it and it results in some very unique photos to remember your wedding day by.

And for brides who can’t decide between trashing the dress and saving it for posterity – do both and buy a second dress for the ‘trash the dress’ session. Who says you can’t have it all!

 

 

Trash The Dress Whitsundays

 

 

Top Locations to Trash Your Dress in the Whitsundays

  • Hire a Helicopter or Seaplane and head to Whitehaven Beach to trash the dress on one of the worlds most famous beach, and get a bonus sightseeing tour at the same time!
  • Make the most of your wedding accommodation and use their pool for some crystal clear underwater shots.
  • Head to Conway Beach at low tide and make the most dramatic scenes imaginable.
  • The Coral Sea Resort Jetty is the perfect seaside backdrop with shallow pools of water and rocky outcrops making for some great scenes.
  • The Airlie Beach Lagoon is an iconic landmark of the Whitsundays and with holidaymakers in the background in bikinis and boardshorts you will get some very funny shots.
  • Trash it with colour! Hamilton Island Weddings provide colour bomb trash the dress photo shoots the day after your wedding.

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Photos courtesy of Iconic Bride Photography, Total Weddings, Hamilton Island Weddings and Lisa Michele Burns
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