Guest Blog: Trash The Dress

Dear Diva’s –

top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Kelli, The Diva’s Wardrobe Stylist Extraordinaire, is back again for yet another “guest blog” – this time sharing a radical new concept in Wedding Planning & Photography…. Happy Reading!

The Antiques Diva™


top:2px;padding-right:5px;font-family:times;”>Some of you may be asking yourselves “What is she talking about?” But, my dear Antiques Diva readers… I’m telling you to Trash The Dress!! Your wedding dress that is!

This is cutting edge bridal photography and one of the latest, hot concepts finally making itself known to the general public. Trash The Dress sessions have been around a few years but seems like only dedicated creatives, professional photographers and folks in the wedding planning business knew this idea existed!

I, a rather “newly-wed” myself, personally think the idea is brilliant!! Why suffocate your wedding dress in a box for the rest of its life? You are married now and you have wonderful memories to cherish from your unforgettable day! And ladies, PLEASE, you know darn well that your daughter will not want to wear your dress 20-30 years from now! Why settle for your beautiful gown be stashed away in a closet somewhere when you have the possibility of calling a local Trash The Dress photographer for your very own session!!?? Ladies, bring your dresses out, steam them or have them pressed and put them on for the photo shoot of a lifetime!

I need to mention that I am not talking about posed, everyday, and sometimes rather boring wedding photos. MAIS NON! This concept is all about edgy, editorial type photos. I have been so inspired since my friend and stellar make-up artist Maggie Hansen, owner of Dolled Up Industries, told me all about the shoot she worked on in January that I decided to book very own Trash The Dress photo shoot with” target=”_blank”>Chris Austin!! I am so excited about this creative & exceptional opportunity! I am planning a “Vogue-like” shoot at a vineyard in Southern California for early summer. Stay tuned for a photo or two of my Trashed Dress!

While you are here, check out a couple of my favorite Trash the Dress photographers, Chelsea Nicole and San Diego’s very own” target=”_blank”>Chris Austin. I, like many brides, feel their wedding photos are pretty, but what about their personality? Why doesn’t it shine through in the photos? Ladies, a TTD session is the time to show the camera, and us, who you are!

There are so many wonderful venues to Trash YOUR Dress. Ladies, Brides-to-Be, Newlyweds… think grandiose and be outstandingly creative!! A vineyard, a château, a pumpkin patch, a strawberry field, an apple orchard, an old mining town, a river, the streets of Paris, London, Rome, a beach, a farm, an old train, Opera Garnier, a beautiful bridge in the Alps… the possibilities are truly endless!!

Many Thanks to my good friend The Antiques Diva for this opportunity to guest blog with her!

Until next time…

Keep the Inspiration, Keep it Glamorous, Be Beautiful!

Your Wardrobe Stylist Extraordinaire,
Kelli (Pre Trash The Dress Shoot)

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