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“Your dress already gets so dirty from the ground and the train dragging behind you, and the dirty dance floor, taking a little dip is not going to damage the dress anymore than it already is.  I suggest squeezing every ounce of joy out of your expensive dress that you can, and underwater pictures are totally worth it!!”- Lindsaytrash the dress greece destination wedding photographer nicole caldwell 04trash the dress greece destination wedding photographer nicole caldwell 05trash the dress greece destination wedding photographer nicole caldwell 06trash the dress greece destination wedding photographer nicole caldwell 07

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Kyle and I had loved the idea of jumping in the water after the wedding.  There was a little hesitation on how the Mothers would feel about the so called “trash the dress”, but after a little persuasion, we were back on board!  Not only did our pictures come out completely amazing and breathtaking, but it was an experience we really enjoyed with each other as a freshly married couple.  You spend so much time being poise and wearing your smile throughout the night, that after some dancing and partying with everyone, it was a great way to really let loose and have some FUN with just each other!
 

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If anyone doubts the thoughts of having such an experience and ruining their dress… you have to think of two things;
 
1.  After spending all that money on a dress, are you really ever going to be able to wear it again?  Will it just sit in a box at the top of your closet for many years to come, or will you get some amazing pictures to add to your already incredible wedding album?
 
2.  Even if you plan to wear it again, or keeping the dress in the slim hopes that your future daughters or granddaughters would not find it out dated and want to wear it, you can simply take the dress straight to the cleaners and they can clean the dress for you almost to brand new!
 
Here’s the proof:
 
After the wedding studio formal shoot on 8×10 film:
 
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Lindsay and Kyle were married at the beautiful Lake Vouliagmeni, Greece.  The party lasted until 7:00 a.m. and concluded with a jump in the Athenian Rivera! – (to be featured in the next blog post!)Lake_vouliagmeni_greece_weddings_nicole_caldwell_66Lake_vouliagmeni_greece_weddings_nicole_caldwell_57

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Sneak peek of the Trash The Dress

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Second Photographer: Kip Roof
Video: Sosa Studios (Christian Sosa) – Coto De Caza, CA
Hair Color: Chelsie Weeks – Ambiance, Claremont, CA
Hair Extensions: Jen Park –  Studio 486, Newport, CA
Hair/make Up: Aristotelis Gavathas – Athens, GR
Cake: Ruby Cake Custom Desserts – Athens, GR
Planner:  Poshum Events – Athens, GR
Venue: Lake Vouliagmeni – Vouliagmeni, GR
Caterer: Lake Vouliagmeni – Vouliagmeni, GR
Lighting/Sound/Photobooth/Violinist: SoundVoice – Vouliagmeni, GR
Florist: Studio 7 Florist – Athens, GR
Dress Shop: Mon Amie Bridal Salon – Costa Mesa, CA
Dress Designer: Calla Blanche
Bridesmaid Dresses: Henkka
Bridesmaid Onsies: Etsy
Jewelry: Nordstroms (nothing special haha)
Shoes: Marc Defang – New York, NY
2ns Shoes: Converse 😛
Table Decor: Mostly Vendors off Etsy
Wedding gifts: Custom made off Etsy
Wedding baggo(corn hole) Set: Amazon UK/Etsy custom decals

Traveled up to pismo beach aboard the Amtrak Surfliner to photograph an event. Shot some multiple exposure photographs of the pismo beach pier, and the view from the surfliner Amtrak train route.

The most scenic ocean view is from Santa Barbara to Grover Beach (pismo). It’s a beautiful ride (a bit long at over 5 hours from Anaheim, but they have Mondavi Woodbridge wine if you get thirsty). The train gets busy on the weekend. Standing room only from Anaheim to LA, but snagged a seat once we hit Union Station.

Sullen Art Collective Fall Winter Photoshoot, featuring Rusty Roof Top.

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