Dress trashin’

Photographer John Kantor recently sent me an e-mail asking if I could tell him who designed the gown worn by the model in the new Cover Girl commercials. Unfortunately, I can’t — I don’t watch a lot of TV and have thus never seen the advert in question. Perhaps one of you astute readers could help him out?

Even if you have no idea what I’m talking about, I do suggest you go have a gander at John’s samples. He does wonderful things with light and perspective, and his photos have a rich depth you seldom see in your average wedding snapper’s sample book. If you’re looking for a photog in the Tampa Bay area (or elsewhere) I would definitely recommend him.

That said, the whole point of this plug was to direct you to a rather neat blog that John pointed out called Trash the Dress. It features fun (and stunning) pics of brides and grooms taking part in activities that aren’t exactly conducive to keeping a white dress white. The photo below was snapped by Sol Tamargo:


For some reason, thrashing about in seawater is a dominant theme…maybe because there is just something sexy about the ocean in general? Whatever the driving force behind photos like these, I am now sorely tempted to trash my dress. Did I mention that I’m getting married at my gram’s property on the Banana River in Merritt Island? That presents just so much dress trashing potential!

6 Responses to “Dress trashin’”

  1. Meg says:

    I trashed my dress post-wedding. We wandered around the vegas strip for a couple hours. I think the bottom 4 inches are black with asphalt and whatever else. Still need to remember to get that into the cleaners. 😀

  2. Never teh Bride says:

    That sounds so fun, Meg! When we first got engaged, I kept pressuring The Beard to elope…more than anything, I wanted to go to the Boston clerk’s office in a wedding dress.

  3. C* says:

    I just emailed a photographer in my area who has some work exhibited on trashthedress.com I am going to meet with him sometime next week to discuss my post-nuptial dress trashing. I can’t wait! yay!

  4. Twistie says:

    (pets still pristine wedding gown)

    Maybe I feel differently because I made eleven freaking yards of lace for it, but I’m glad I didn’t trash my gown.

  5. Kai Jones says:

    I could not have trashed the dress I wore for my first wedding: it was my mother-in-law’s, and she hoped her own daughter would wear it one day (didn’t work out that way).

    My second wedding, I wore a purple silk dress I already owned. Didn’t want to trash it because I kept wearing it.

  6. Sol Tamargo says:

    “Trash the dress” is a big word…, the photoshoots I’ve done with brides wearing the dress after the wedding, and even swimming in the ocean on it, are pretty safe.
    Actually we could say that we are “washing the dress”… seriously, if you are going to be in the beach, the dress will be perfect, no need to worry about it.

    Doing a “trash the dress” in other locations may be a different case, BUT, I promise you doing it at the beach will only be great fun, amazing photos, and a wet dress, that will be perfect almost in any case (I guess it also depends on the fabric)

    Anyway… I’m excited about my own trashing the dress, I know the images I will get will worth way more than a dress hang up in a closet.