Of all the special days in your life, your wedding day is the day you want to look beautiful and feel special. Your wedding dress is typically an item you agonise over for a long time. You research, magazines, online, other people’s weddings. Discussions with your mum, girlfriends, sometimes even with strangers. Then you go and try many on, shop after shop, speak to designers and more until you finally make a decision with the wedding dress you are going with. Even then you aren’t one hundred percent sure you have made the right decision.
The day arrives, you are all gowned up, your dress is beautiful, amazing, you are sooo happy with the result. The day progresses, you make it to the ceremony, people tell you, you look wonderful, your husband looks at you with adoring eyes and then with ceremony over, congratulations done with friends and family, you head off with the bridal party for your wedding photos. Your dress was a huge success, it looks great on you, everyone comments, it is exquisite, the fabric so special and delicate, the detail of the beading the lace.
So what then puzzles me, is how some of our gorgeous brides who have gone through all of this, say ‘yes’ to that Wedding Photographer, who says, “It would be amazing to take a photo of you in the water, yes in the surf”. What possesses them to agree to jump into the sand and surf with their exquisite gown? Don’t get me wrong, the photos can be stunning, but what about that beautiful wedding dress …… ?