Melbourne, July 22 : The dazzling cream, white or ivory wedding dresses supposed to be kept in a locker as a mark of the special day, are being destroyed by brides Down Under - as a part of new trend called "Trash the dress".
The movement is based on the idea that A) the bride's daughter will probably not wear her dress and B) the bride is committed to her husband so she will never need her dress to get married in again.
According to the Australian Bureau of Statistics, more than 100,000 marriages take place each year, and brides are now looking for wedding photography that goes beyond a passionate embrace.
Adam Cavanagh, of Cavanagh Photography was one of the first photographers to offer the trash the dress trend in Australia, and says that while trashing a wedding dress might almost seem sacrilegious, brides are getting down and dirty in their dresses in the name of art.
The Sydney based photographer says that while some may be horrified at the thought of trashing a beautiful gown, it's more about creation than destruction and "the chance to do things in your dress that you wouldn't normally do on your wedding day."
"Totally destroying the dress it is not for everyone. But the idea behind it is you are committed to your husband, you are not going to get married again and this is a symbol of committed you are going to be," News.com.au quoted him, as saying.
Playing in the mud, frolicking in the surf, paintball fields, cutting, ripping and setting their dress on fire are just some of the ways brides are showing this commitment.