July 27, 2009

E! Entertainment segment on Trash the Dress

I was contacted a few weeks ago by E! Entertainment about a new morning show they're creating that will air this Fall season. The new show will be (tentatively) called The Breakfast Show, airing nationwide on E! Entertainment. The new show's producer Stacey wanted to do a segment on "Trash the Dress" (TTD) and so what better way to learn all about this bridal trend than to experience it for herself?!

The premise behind Trash the Dress: if you're a bride you're probably going to spend a considerable amount of time (and money) finding the perfect dress that you'll fall in love with. Sadly after your wedding day, you may never put on that dress again - after all, your husband is your one and only true love right? And realistically, your (future) daughter will not want to wear your dress. There's no future occasion to put it on again, unless you create a reason to. In planning a Trash the Dress session, you'll have the most amazing time wearing your wedding dress a second time, but you'll be free from worrying about keeping it in pristine condition. This gives you the freedom to be creative, daring, sexy, and adventurous! Afterward, you have the option to donate the dress rather than storing it forever. A great organization to donate a wedding dress: Brides Against Cancer

Stacey and Wil wanted to see what it's all about so they dressed up like a bride and groom then headed to Laguna Beach with me for a "Trash the Dress" photo shoot!







We totally had a blast in the water, on the rocks, and all over the sand! But that wasn't enough - Stacey wanted to go all out. What else could top a frolic on the beach in a wedding dress? I think the next segment would make most brides gasp and cringe at the thought of what we had planned...

We picked up some paintball gear, the same wedding dress, a box of paintballs, then headed for the woods to shoot. With guns.





At the end of the day Stacey was exhausted and bruised up, but the dress actually held up fairly well.

Keep an eye out for the video clip once it airs!
Tags: TTD, Trash the Dress, Wedding Gown, portraits in a wedding dress, beach photos, Laguna Beach Trash the Dress, Orange County Wedding Photography, E! Entertainment, E! Online, television, bridal pictures on the beach

16 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dude, you are soooo totally my hero!

p2

Wai Reyes Photography said...

Loooove these, Greg! #6 is gooorgeous. And OMG I've never seen one totally TRASH the dress with paint! Ack!

D&D Photography and Design said...

Oh my goodness... I am cracking up & just loving this post!!! These photos make me want to put my wedding dress on again & go out to trash it! Thank you for sharing! Amazing!

Miguel Pola said...

nice job Bud! And a well deserved congratulations!

Lorrie Prothero said...

One of the most imaginative ones I've seen. I really loved seeing them with a wet dress and surfboards.

Sarah Castor said...

WOW! I admire this woman! She is daring and courageous to do this! The paintball ones look awesome but I don't know if I'm a strong enough person to do that! Wow great shots! Can't wait to see the video footage!

Michelle Arree Photography said...

Fabulous! Love it! Great job

Los Alamitos High School said...

Dude totally awesome! I swear if I can ever fit into my 1986 gown again we are going to totally do something like this!

Ruby Rideout said...

how much fun this must have been!!!
your water images got me so excited to do the TTD in maui this weekend on the beach. Greg you are one of my favorite photogs, hands down.
:)
Awesome images!!!!

Chris Uglanica said...

Greg, that's just awesome bro. The paintball shots are wicked!

Nikki Ngo said...

WOW! congratulation! I'll see you on air...

Sidney said...

I love the closup one of her holding the gun. This post is amazing!

Anonymous said...

do you still have the trashed dress?
I like to buy this peace of art

Wendy

ian and maalaea photography said...

Nice work!

Anonymous said...

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, may all your wishes come true!

Anonymous said...

Really interesting article. Hope to see same more!