In 2012, a 30-year-old bride drowned while posing for a “Trash the Dress” photoshoot in a Montreal river. Trash the Dress is a popular type of wedding photography in which the bride purposely ruins her wedding gown by getting it wet, dirty, or destroying it altogether. Though it’s intended to be a lighthearted ritual, the Trash the Dress trend can pose serious dangers.
Below you’ll find the horrific moment, captured on video, in which a Trash the Dress goes horribly wrong. The bride, Amy, decides to jump into deep water where her new husband is waiting for her, wearing her massive satin wedding gown.
Amy climbs to the edge of a boat as her loved ones encourage her to jump. “Let’s hope she doesn’t sink!” one friend shouts.
But the mood quickly changes from excitement to horror as Amy jumps into the water and is immediately taken under by the weight of her dress. Her groom tries to pull her up, but there are so many heavy layers that he struggles to save her.
In the end, it took five people to bring Amy up to the water’s surface so she could finally breathe.
Surprisingly, Amy says she has no regrets about her risky stunt. In fact, she took another dip in the water, this time wearing her bathing suit.
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