What’s New: "Trash The Dress" Book

No doubt reminiscing about the first time they donned their wedding day wear, more than 99 former brides once again took the plunge on 9/9/09— only this time in the North Sea as cameras clicked during a once in a lifetime Trash The Dress event. Husband-and-wife photographers Melanie Rijkers and Hans van Nunen of Artstudio 23 in Breda captured the moment when 99 women waded into the waters off of Scheveningen Beach, The Hague, making their transformation into sirens of the sea.

For any bride who has ever posed for posterity in a Trash the Dress photo shoot, and for anyone thinking of following in the footsteps of those who have enjoyed a second treasured memory form their “I do” dress, Melanie Rijkers and Hans van Nunen have published Trash the Dress— 80 pages of full color portraits of the 9/9/09 event. The book is available in both softcover and hardcover editions.

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