Skip to comments.Newlywed Drowns In Wedding Dress During Photo Shoot
Posted on 08/27/2012 3:47:45 PM PDT by BenLurkin
RAWDON, Que. A newlywed was getting one final photo shoot in her wedding dress.
It would be her last.
Rescue teams recovered the body of newlywed realtor Maria Pantazopoulos, 30, Friday after the bride was swept away and drowned in the current near Dorwin Falls in Rawdon, according to CTV News.
Pantazopoulos was dipping her toes into the water to pose but the dress became heavy when wet and the current pulled her to the bottom of the deep, eight-meter section of the lake.
The photographer put down his equipment and tried to save her. He grabbed her with his hands, Sgt. Ronald McInnis, provincial police spokesman, told the Montreal Gazette. (One witness) tried to help, but they couldnt save her.
The photo shoot was part of an increasingly-popular rite of passage known as trash the dress, in which artistic photos are taken of the wedding gown being destroyed. The ritual was meant as a joyous celebration of having found her partner for life.
Photographer Louis Pagakis said that Pantazopoulos was small of stature, weighing around 100 pounds, and although she could swim, she was quickly overwhelmed.
I jumped in, I was screaming and yelling, we tried our best, Pagakis told CTV News.
The incident occurred at around 2 p.m. and rescue teams recovered her body shortly before 6 p.m.
The two witnesses were treated at hospital for shock.
Another photographer named Mario Michaud told CTV Montreal that he narrowly avoided a similar mishap in a photo-shoot at the same spot in May. In that case, however, the woman was saved.
One experienced diver from the region told CTV Montreal that the current is deceptively strong, as those who venture into the waters quickly find out.
Those who have drowned in recent years near Rawdon have included a 14-year-old boy who died in June 2005, while several others drowned in the area in the mid-1990s.
Rawdon is a town of around 10,000 residents, about 50 miles north of Montreal.
Makes no sense.
The poor groom. The poor parents. Prayers all around.
Is this because it’s a Monday and no Pubbies convention news?
How much money is wasted on weddings each year? Insane. $30,000 for the “average”’wedding? That and college spending put a ton of pressure on young couples.
Praying for both families.
The point these brides are making - in this culture of serialized polygamy - is that they only need a wedding gown once, since they intend to be married to one man for life.
I get that but I’m betting there are safer ways to destroy the dress than dip into into the river while the girl is still in it. Why not set fire to it while the bride is still in it? Makes as much sense.
I thought the tradition was to pass the gown down to your daughter?
I never heard that women traditionally saved the wedding gowns for future weddings, and what about getting older and middle aged spread?
This new weird thing, doesn’t make much sense.
Sounds more like a ritual for a divorce.
Why didn’t both of them go in the water together?
How come the groom does not trash his tuxedo?
If he had been a gentleman he would have gone in the water first and warned about the current.
Why is it that women do these crazy things?
Ironically, she got her wish.
Because it's rented.
turning your solemn day into a day of populist stunts
guess even the successdul ones will feel sorry, latter on, that they invested desire for memories into the mundane manufactured kind
I’m with you, sounds like an odd and wasteful tradition which in some cases could prove dangerous if not downright deadly as it did in this case. Poor woman. I googled “new tradition trash the wedding dress” and wow seems in these days of abundance no one wants to wear someone else’s “old” wedding dress, even if it belonged to a family member. I’m betting it was some silly photographers “artistic” idea, after all they didn’t spend the cash on the dress.
Yeah but there are also traditions of trying it on every year, or your daughter using/modifying it and gettin g married in it, etc. After all the money you fork out for one I’d say hell no you aren’t destroying it.
The article claims "the ritual was meant as a joyous celebration of having found her partner for life."
Utter bunk. This is the cover story - and a very nasty one it is, because the bride is told that if she doesn't do it, she thinks she might need it later on, and therefore she doesn't really love her husband.
Insidious, isn't it? And when I see something that insidious, I immediately think: liberal.
And just look - ONLY liberal brides do this. Try to get a conservative bride to trash her wedding dress, and you'll be looking down the barrel of a shotgun.
But why? Well, groupthink. Liberals obey their groups, so the group wants this. And why?
Because brides are extremely dangerous to liberalism.
At no other time does a woman so deeply love a man, respect a man, and stand up in society, on her own, as loving and respecting her man.
Pretend you're a collectivist feminist - this situation is intolerable! But what can you do? You've got the girls form a very young age, all through school. You've got the women as they enter college or the work world or once they join OES or obey it long enough to get divorced. You've got the older women who have fully indulged in celebrating lives of rabid hatred. Fine.
But a newlywed? Do you realize that you can lose a newly married woman FOREVER?! She loves her husband - a man! She respects her husband - a man! THIS MUST STOP - IMMEDIATELY!
So, you're a feminist, and you're evil, and you'se a sadist, so you go for the guts. Right in the middle of the joy of the marriage - right before she can even box up her wedding gown, THE GROUP demands she not only destroys, but literally rapes and photographs the rape, of her own wedding - in the form of that ultimate symbol, her wedding dress.
And if she doesn't, she's told she doesn't intend to stay married, and doesn't really love her new husband.
Hows THAT for cognitive dissonance so perverse, it could only be called satanic (or Hilaryanic, take your pick).
And then, when the stupid collectivist idiot trashes her dress, you have her back. The seed is planted at her very wedding that the reason for that dress - her love and respect for her husband, a man - is worthy only of trashing. Of extreme disrespect boardering on rape. And ultimately on complete rejection, and in looking through the pictures for years to come, exulting in that rape, and that rejection of her marriage, and her love and respect for her husband.
And the feminists smile.
You see that Soccer Mom, with that stroller, in that SUV?
You have NO IDEA how f****d up she really is.