“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!!”- Lindsay
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!
underwater housing unit on the camera- photo by Kip Roof
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:
Vincentia NSW, AUSTRALIA… After waiting years, these two were able to legally marry, and celebrated by jumping into the South Pacific Ocean in their wedding dresses immediately after the wedding. Wardrobe change for the reception. The wedding next up on the blog.
Roy’s in Amboy. They are having a sign restoration lighting November 16th. It’s a fun road trip. Get your kicks.
First Shot of the day, before the sun came up 6:30 a.m., on our way to trash the dress. More like a celebrate the dress. Put it back on and not worry about getting it sandy, wet, and be free to move on the beach, get your toes sandy, and maybe dip them in the water.