Trash the Dress

An Underwater, Alice in Wonderland Themed, Trash the Dress Session...

I have to say that in all of my years wedding planning, event planning and writing for Bitchless Bride, I have never, ever seen anything this fucking cool in my life. While I'm hoping that you, bridey, trash your dress after you're happily married, for some, it doesn't quite work out that way. Sometimes, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do, and sadly that means trashing her dress because the wedding never happened. And, why not turn something utterly painful into something utterly fabulous? Why not celebrate a difficult decision with empowerment, creativity and friendship? Well, that's exactly what Mallorey did. She called off her wedding, and then trashed her dress in a way unlike any other...

Mallorey collaborated with some seriously talented vendors to tell an imagined story of Alice Returning to Wonderland to prepare for her wedding day. Kasey, of One Sweet World Images, is an experienced underwater photographer (um, obvi) with an undergraduate degree in theatre, so needless to say, this girl has one badass imagination and talent! Bridey, you want different? You want extreme? Well, look no further... Enjoy!

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How cool is this? The Hatter is underwater reaching through the frame! 

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It truly looks like Mallorey is falling, right?

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Hold please... Can we just talk about the dress? I mean, it's fucking fantastic! Hardly trashed!

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You gotta have tea with the Hatter!

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Remember, bridey, this shot is taken underwater! OMG! I can't even!!!! WHOA!!!

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Seriously!!! Check out her makeup! It's A MAZ ING!!

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Thank you everybody who had a hand in this FABULOUS trash the dress sess!! The photographs are incredible, and Mallorey, I congratulate you on your divine strength.

Industry Peeps:

Photographer: One Sweet World Images
Event Planner: FĂȘte and Frivolity Events, LLC.
Beauty: Spivey lane Salon
Bakery: Sweet Things DFW
Submitted via Two Bright Lights

Fantasy Friday... Secondhand "Trash"

OMG. I'm totally dying over this... I love the dress (especially that it's a secondhand gem), and I love the way it's being "trashed". Strolling through the neighborhood, sitting on the ground, rolling in the sand... You know, all of the things that you want to do in your wedding dress, but can't because you care about its well being.

I've mentioned that I eloped, and that a regret I have is that I didn't get to wear a "real" wedding dress (I wore a lovely bridesmaid dress from Nordstrom, but... I wasn't the same). But, mark my words brideys... I will wear a "real" wedding dress (sometime soon!), and then I am going to trash the shit out of it! I'll be the one rolling around the beach or chilling on the fucking sidewalk, and then I'll share the pictures on BB. (Any photographers want to shoot it for me?)

Anyway, enjoy this trashing session. I did! I fact, I found it so inspiring that I'm going to be next!
I love all of the different faces of Ashley! And I'm really loving the black and white...

Would you check out those lashes?!! Holy shit! Or what about that fire engine red phone booth?!! I feel like she's looking at me and saying, "Who? Me? Okay, I'll go in the booth..."

Fantasy Friday ~ Bang Bang!

Doesn't every woman dream of shooting her man every once in a while? I mean... I totally love my hus, but there are some days when I find myself fantasizing about this scenario, but... I quickly snap out of my craziness, put down the vodka, and decide that even fantasizing about it scares the shit out of me.

But, this shoot (which took place in a private residence in the blue mountains, NSW, Australia, by the way)? Well, it struck me as so fatuously awesome, that I had to share it with you.

A few words from the photographer, Hilary Cam: "What makes this wedding or shoot non-cookie-cutter? Its a bride dressed up as a hunter and groom dressed as a deer. She hunts him, then shoots him and claims him as her trophy. Or you could have the happy ending where she kisses him and turns the deer into a man.

It's weird, and wacky and not the usual trash the dress session. Chrissy Hall herself is a fashion photographer, (xraydoll.com ) so loves a photography with a twist. A TTD (trash the dress) walking along the beach would have been too ordinary for Chrissie. She is a vegetarian and animal rights activist so hunting animals is something she is strongly against however hunting men is totally acceptable."

I am completely in AWE right now... That deer head looks so fucking real, right??

Oh my God! Are you totally falling over right now?

Fantasy Friday ~ I Wish I Trashed My Dress!

There's no doubt that I love a good "trash-the-dress" session. Jumping into the ocean, splattering neon paint at each other, rolling around in the mud (hey, whatever works!)... All quite fun, but honestly this is by far the most creative I've seen. And you know why? Because the bride and groom... Chandra & Danny? Well, they did something almost ordinary; somewhat common even. They attended the Hawaii State Fair. Doesn't sound too crazy, does it? But, attending a carnival in evening ware? A tux and a wedding dress no less? That's pretty fucking awesome! Not too mention the breathtaking shots photographer Rachel Robertson was able to grab! 

And I guess that I put this cool ass, day-after session in Fantasy Friday because on some level, I'm a bit envious. I wish I had the opportunity to trash my wedding dress in a uniquely fabulous way, but I didn't. Sniff Sniff. However, It was a bit euphoric wearing a wedding dress in the Bellagio casino... Just sayin'... Anyway, enjoy this fantastic, uniquely fabulous trash-the-dress shoot! I know I did!

Stunning wedding dress, modern tuxedo and a great looking couple? Oh! And how could I forget the after wedding shoot at the Hawaii State Fair! Honestly, I'm a little jealy...

Absolutely in LOVE with this shot. The veil blowing in the wind, their loose, almost child-like legs floating in the air, and the beautiful stucture? Um, yeah.

This shot just makes me happy.

Whimsical.

Bhhhaaaa!!! I cannot even get over these pics! Seriously! How fucking rad is this?