‘Trash the Dress’

Posted in Uncategorized on January 30, 2011 by Emma

A phrase I came across recently, and something I’d never heard of but found very intriguing!  According to Wikipedia it is ‘a style of wedding photography that contrasts elegant clothing with an environment in which it is out of place’.  This initial explanation seemed to me a bit generalised – did it mean wearing your prized and beloved dress whilst conducting the wedding ceremony at your local council refuse collection site?  Not quite apparently; further investigation revealed that it is a trend which has been around for ten years or so in which the dress is worn at a date after the wedding, and is photographed in an alternative location such as a city centre street or a windswept beach.  The dress itself is usually ‘trashed’ as a result of walking across muddy fields or wading through seawater (or if you choose the town’s backstreets on a Sunday morning, I speculated, by contact with Saturday night’s kebab wrappers!).  According to Emma it is an alternative to encasing your beautiful wedding dress in tissue paper and shoving it in the attic in the traditional hope that one day your daughter will want to retrieve it and wear it to her own wedding (despite the fact that it may smell of mothballs!).  It seems a plausible idea – an opportunity for the bride to be photographed in her dress without being restricted by the sometimes rigid schedule of the official wedding ceremony; surely no one could blame her for wanting to re-live the moment, and the resulting photographs could indeed be as beautiful and artistic as those of the Big Day itself.  If you are a Romantic but also a practical person and ‘neat-freak’ like me, you could have the best of both worlds; perhaps you could trash the dress as carefully as possible (wipe the sand and seaweed from it with a handy pack of babywipes as soon as the shoot is over, and send it to the drycleaners when you get home), then pop it safely up in the attic and use it as a diet aid (fetching it down from its hiding place every couple of years or so to prove you can still fit into it!).  In conclusion:  it’s your dress to do with as you will, it symbolises love and hope and happiness – why not get your money’s worth from it after the wedding in whichever way suits you?!! Yours, D.

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The World Wide Deb!

Posted in Uncategorized on January 29, 2011 by Emma

A Photographer I am, I love it, and apart from making home made Chicken Nuggets Photography is what I do, and know best of all.  A writer I am not, never have been and short of a miracle never will be, but here is where the drum roll comes in…. Meet Deborah!!!!  Emma Flavell Photography’s answer to…well. most things actually!  Not only is she our Clients first port of call for enquiries, she also deals with tricky questions,  heated financial negotiations,  terms and conditions letters , contract handling, Client Site password allocations, and now she is also our Official Blogger!!!  Armed with an Arts Degree, a sense of humour  and an odd blend of sentiment and cynicism, our ‘Debs’ is going to unleash her opinion on various topics out to the World Wide Web!!!

You go girlfriend!!!!

 

Future Brides!

Posted in All Things Wedding on January 20, 2011 by Emma

I’m glad I have one persons attention at least!   Are you getting married on a weekday?  We offer great  incentives for weekday  Brides, feel free to contact us to find out more  about these Package incentives, you will find our contact details back on our main site     http://www.emmaflavell.co.uk

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By The Way

Posted in All Things Wedding on January 20, 2011 by Emma

YOU CAN AFFORD US!!

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Formally Formals.

Posted in All Things Wedding on January 20, 2011 by Emma

Have become Informal Formals!

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South With Endurance!

Posted in All Things Wedding on January 19, 2011 by Emma

Emma Flavell Photography  covers the whole of South Wales, from Swansea to Cardiff through the valleys to Newport , every Glamorgan you can think of, South Glamorgan, Mid Glamorgan  East Glamorgan , and even North South Easterly Glamorgan! Gwent and Powys,  Dyfedd and Torfaen, Llanfairpwllgwy….You know  where I am going with this!

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The Smile.

Posted in All Things Wedding on January 19, 2011 by Emma

This could never be rehearsed..


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