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Trash the Dress Inspiration & Link Love!

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[Images: Brittany Goldwyn]

It’s FRIDAY. We made it to another weekend. This rain is GETTING TO ME man, I don’t mind the cold but good lord if it’s going to precipitate, at least be SNOW. We have a JAM PACKED weekend this weekend with the Miss Pixies Customer Appreciation party tonight (you should come & hang with Pop Wed Co! & I), a girls night, visiting the WHITE HOUSE tomorrow, and then our FINAL DIY Workshop on Sunday.

For today we have a rockin’ Trash the Dress session in Rock Creek Park and some LINK LOVE to get you to the weekend. Hope to see you on Sunday!


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Capitol Inspiration: Monica & David’s Mexican Beach Trash the Dress Session

In keeping with the temperature matching posts this week (which, was purely accident!), today we have a HOT trash the dress session to share! Remember last week when we shared Monica & David’s offbeat, Mexican wedding in Playa del Carmen? Well, two days after they tied the knot, they decided to take complete advantage of being somewhere beautiful and different for their wedding, and they did a Trash the Dress photo shoot!

[Images via Moments that Matter Photography]

Monica & David’s Mexican Beach Trash the Dress Session

Monica shares why they chose to do a “Trash the Dress” session:

Since we were getting married in beautiful Playa del Carmen, we wanted to do something different with our photography. We knew we were going to get the traditional wedding day photos but still wanted to bring a little “edge” into our photos. We scheduled a “trash the dress” photo shoot two days after we got married. Luckily I had two wedding dresses (one not so fancy that I actually could move in)…so I wore that for the shoot and David wore just a regular shirt, tie and dress pants.

Moments that Matter Photography shot our session and we had a blast! We shot in 3 different locations; the first in some random alley with lots of graffiti and beautiful foliage. We then hit the beach to do our water scenes.


It had never been done before but since David is a skimmer, he wanted to get a few shots of him in the water on his board. They turned out great! This was my favorite part of the shoot. Next we moved to a random mosaic water fountain outside one of the nice hotels downtown.

We wanted different and edgy and definitely got both!


I am still in awe of couples that choose to do a “Trash the Dress” session, but I love the way Monica & David’s came out and think it was a perfect compliment to their wedding.


Giveaway: Trash the Dress Shoot with Jessica Mary Photography

We are so excited to announce a giveaway with Jessica Mary Photography this morning! Jessica has graciously offered to do a “Trash the Dress” shoot with one lucky winner!

“Trash the Dress” shoots have come to mean a few different things ~ some take the lighter end of the scale and do a fun, portrait-like session with their dress:

[via Yes Bride photo by Jamie Y Photography]

Others are a bit more daring, yet not completely destroying their wedding dress:

[via Borrowed & Blue photo by Joe Hendricks Photography]

And others up the ante ~ and full-on trash their dress with paint, mud & other things:

[via Shades of Grey Photography]

Whatever you plan to do – Jessica will be game in this Trash the Dress Session Giveaway!


This giveaway is for a “Trash the Dress” photography session with Jessie Mary Photography. The shoot will last 1-2 hours and must be within Washington, DC or Northern Virginia [approx 30-40 miles outside the 20194 area code].

The winner will get the session & 5 photos as high resolution files, with printing permission. 

The offer will expire July 2013.

How to Enter:

Entering is SIMPLE. Leave a comment here, explaining why you’d love to do a Trash the Dress session.

Extra chances to win are given if you like Capitol Romance on Facebook and another if you like Jessica Mary Photography on Facebook! [Leave additional comments to let us know you liked the pages]

Giveaway entries end Thursday, 21 June 2012!

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