Roll Up Roll Up come and get your popcorn before the movie starts! For those brides who are considering what to do with their wedding dress after the big day, trash the dress photo shoots are the main source of inspiration, unless like me you had it professionally cleaned and it is now beautifully stored under the bed!
Trash the dress shoots can be taken anywhere and involve the bride participating in a whole range of activities to produce memorable photos, especially if you are up for anything and really do want to trash the dress as in this stunning trash the dress shoot by Juliane Berry.
However if you are looking for an alternative, how about your own private trash the dress film featuring the bride and groom?
That’s exactly what Anastasia and Alexandre did following their two day wedding in Angers including a private ceremony and reception at Chateau Challain.
David Garcia from Zenith Cinematography explains the rationale behind the film: “We’ve had great fun with Anastasia and Alexandre this year, we shot their Lovestory in London and travelled to France to film their wedding. We spent a few hours in Paris the day after the wedding getting a few shots for this short story of boy meets girl… actually it’s more of a groom finds bride and then they go around Paris exploring the city sort of thing…
This was just a short film for fun in addition to the repertoire of films they got on their DVD- Love Story, civil ceremony, big wedding day. We are very flexible and always happy to try new things.”
My favourite part of the film is when the couple are standing in the middle of the Champs Elysees with cars dashing past -this has to be one of those things on your bucket list, it has now been added to mine.
One of the stars of the film (and blushing bride) Anastasia said: “To be honest I just do not remember how this idea came to our mind. We were discussing with David our wedding and it just seemed to be great to have a film from Paris, with some of our favorite locations. I also dreamed to dance in Opera Garnier, and simply pictures wouldn’t be enough:)
We loved the idea of the film “boy meets the girl”, especially because we met in France and what can be more representative of France then beautiful Paris. We both love this city very much and wanted to have a film-souvenir about it.
It was a great fun and we enjoyed the whole process. In a huge wedding dress in the middle of Champs Elysees you understand what it means to be a star:).”
Please leave your comments as I would love to find out your ideas on how you ceremoniously said goodbye to your wedding dress.
Monique x x