After months of planning and preparing for her wedding day, actress Lindsey McKeon shot a stunning “trash the dress” photography session that will blow your mind! The trash the dress theme is a recently new trend among brides. Instead of preserving their wedding gowns, many adventurous brides are choosing to trash their dresses during elaborate photo shoots that require the bride to go from “blushing and beautiful” to “down and dirty.”
McKeon recently married her boyfriend Brant at Sogno Del Fiore, a private residence in Santa Ynez, Calif. The One Tree Hill actress says she hated the name when she first heard about the “trash the dress” idea, but was intrigued nonetheless. “I did a little more research and realized they were actually stunning, artistic photos,” explained McKeon. “And not at all disrespectful to the sanctity of the day.” So, she enlisted her wedding photographer, Frances Iacuzzi, to get down and dirty with her the day after she walked down the aisle.
From racing through the fields of Sogno Del Fiore’s vineyard to climbing trees throughout the spectacular property to diving into the serene salt water pool (check out the gorgeous photo slideshow above!), McKeon and Iacuzzi made their trash the dress shoot about being playful and having fun. Nothing was planned. “When Frances and I get together, we just play and find our way.” McKeon said. Their lively photo shoot also was likely quite a relief for the bride after months of wedding planning. Talk about a beautiful way to let loose and enjoy your newlywed status!
Although the bride ran through vineyards and soaked her dress in the resort pool, her Vera Wang gown is surprisingly still intact. “Funny enough, the dress is not as trashed as I thought it would be,” McKeon said. “There are a few holes in the bottom that could go unnoticed, the chlorine didn't seem to affect it at all, and neither did the dirt. The chlorine probably cleaned the dirt right out of it!” That’s a cleaning tip we would not advise future brides to try!
McKeon says she knew the trash the dress shoot would allow her to experience her gorgeous Vera Wang dress in a whole new way after the big day, but she was also surprised to find that it helped her to see how much freedom she has in her new union. “I united with my husband (Brant) on our actual wedding day, and then found an unbound, individual expression of being a bride and wife the very next day,” explained McKeon. “The entire shoot was so much fun. To be able to take something so elegant and stunning, and then let my hair down, climb up in a tree, lie in the dirt, and completely immerse myself in water... it doesn't get any better than that!”
While McKeon definitely got down and dirty for her trash the dress photo shoot, she still looks both blushing and beautiful to us. Her gown may be making its final appearance, but it’s certainly going down in a mess of glory!Reach out to Lindsey McKeon on Twitter: @MyLindseyMckeon