Monday, November 30, 2009

To Trash Or Not To Trash?

I have a few friends who are VERY anti-trash the dress, they think the idea of ruining your wedding dress in anyway is incomprehensible. I, however, would jump at the chance to throw my dress back on one last time to capture some fun, crazy moments that we would not have been able to get on the wedding day. So that's exactly what I did. This is just one of my faves from our shoot in downtown San Diego with our awesome wedding photog Natalie Moser.


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So what do you think? Would you "trash" your wedding dress? How far would you go with it? Or is your dress perfectly preserved up in a closet somewhere?

To see the rest of the photos from our shoot click here!

P.S. I'm not really a lush like these photos would leave you to believe.

13 comments:

mbailey said...

I love these photos!! Your legs look amazing in the dumpster photos! I would SO trash my dress...actually my wedding dress is in a tub in the garage...Waiting for my 4 year old to get a little bigger so she can play dress up in it! What's the point of preserving it? I don't get it!

Alicia (The Red Deer) said...

Your photos are amazing - I especially love the ones with you on the garbage bin :D

I personally wouldn't trash my dress as one of my close friends made it for me - but if she hadn't I probably would be open to it.

Lynne said...

I love these pics. I wish I would have known about this idea when I got married. I would have done it in a heartbeat!

Life is Love Cherish Life said...

For sure trash the dress. I did the same thing but not with my original dress b/c I sold it. I ordered a cheap one from jcrew and went out and trashed the dress.

Stacie said...

A-MAZING!!! Love them all!!! XOX

Lindsey said...

OMG!! Thank you for the post. I have been contemplating for the longest time donning the dress one more time to get some shots up in a a mountain like area, but I didn't know if I should. You have totally inspired me!

Tara Holmes said...

trash, trash, trash that dress. when will you ever wear it again. i love that you had Natalie shoot these. I just love all these pictures. you look hott!!!! and kinda naughty too. :)

Hugs, Mal! said...

I am loving these photos. Straight out of a magazine. Natalie did and amazing job and your and Rich look gorgeous like always!

I would completely trash my dress. No restrictions!! Keeping it in the closet makes no sense to me. I wish you guys lived closer so I could do it.

Cat* said...

Oh you look so beautiful and the photos are awesome...totally worth to trash the dress! I would trash my dress too :)

Jen said...

The photos are awesome, Shelby and totally worth it however knowing you I have a feeling the dress wasn't anywhere near inexpensive so I might not have had the courage to trash it! That said, I'm glad you only trashed it a little bit, before I looked on the site I had visions of you dumping red wine all over it or something!!

Lyndsy said...

Your Trash the Dress photos have me singing a different tune. Love the dress, love you and Rich, love the pics!

jamieofalltrades said...

I would, who cares. It's just a dress. Why not have some fun with it... like you did. Cute pics!

tarynkent photography said...

love these!!! i love the dumpster ones... and the blue background! so beautiful.... and yea, i'm all about trashing the dress. getting amazing shots like this is so worth it! :)
ps- your hair looks so cute that short! :)