A 'trash the dress' shoot in Nottinghamshire

06 Mar 2019

More and more brides are opting to 'trash the dress' after the big day and this shoot celebrates the ever popular movement

In an act of rebellion against the quest for perfection, a 'trash the dress' session towards the end of or after the wedding day can make for extra memorable photographs. 

Using mud, paint or water, the wedding dress is spoiled in spectacular fashion as the bride takes centre stage in her very own photo shoot with a creative twist.

Inspired by the trend, wedding photographer Matthew Clark gathered a group of wedding suppliers to reenact the art and contrast the picture perfect bride with her destructive alter ego. 

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Matthew says: "After visiting the stunning but very quiet Caudwell Woods in Nottinghamshire, I knew I wanted to shoot here. A short time later I was speaking to a local model, Naomi Fox, and we agreed to meet up to do a styled bridal portrait session at Caudwell Woods. I then contacted talented make-up artist Ema Brown and very experienced florist Lisa Clark and they agreed to help."

"I wanted to keep things simple so I sourced a plain white dress," Matthew continues. "I wanted the make-up and flowers to tie in to the woodland location and trusted Ema and Lisa to work their magic. We did the bridal portraits and then walked to the rear of the woodland where we came across a derelict farm with bright and colourful graffiti. The dress didn't need to be returned so we decided to finish off with a dress trash in an old barn using paints to match the graffiti. This was very fun and messy but was well worth it."

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Photography: Matthew Clark Photography
Model: Naomi Fox
Make-up artist: Ema Brown
Floristry: Flowers by Lisa

Did you 'trash the dress' after your big day? Share your shots with us by emailing sarah.george@archant.co.uk

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