A "Mess the Dress" is a photo shoot done post-wedding of the bride in her wedding dress. Traditionally, the bride will do something to destroy or "mess" her dress. A Google search will show you images of women jumping into lakes, rolling in grass, making sand-angels all while sporting their fabulous wedding dresses.
Since I plan on donating my dress to a charity, I didn't want to do any damage to it - I just wanted a little more mileage out of it. My husband and I brainstormed the 1950s-inspired shoot months before our wedding and were incredibly antsy to make our dream a reality. We took the photos a few weeks before Christmas, which made our home an amazing background for our photos.
We had loads of fun with this shoot.
I hope it inspires you to do your own!!!
Photography by Renee Clancy of Renee Clancy Photography