These days, more and more brides are opting to rent their wedding dresses rather than buy them. Sure, they won’t be able to hold their gowns again or pass them onto their kids, but it’s often in the name of saving money and wasting less. Recently, however, there’s a new trend that goes in the exact opposite direction: underwater wedding photography. Yeah, no one’s returning these dresses.
Rather than taking pretty bridal shots next to a sunny window or “just married” photos standing in a gorgeous garden, an increasing number of couples are opting to take wedding pictures underwater in elaborate shoots that look as ethereal as they are complicated. Their flowing gowns look beyond beautiful and totally surreal, but these shoots often ruin the gowns, giving them the nickname “Trash the Dress” photography.
Despite wedding dresses being considered one of the only tangible treasures you can hang onto after your wedding, more brides than ever are going under the sea for their own mermaid-esque photo shoots. Check out some of the coolest ones from Instagram below.