A bride ruined her wedding dress by jumping into crashing waves to pose for a photoshoot with her new hubby.
Angela Brown, 44, from Blackpool, Lancashire, decided to wreck the stunning £999 ivory lace strapless dress in the sea in their hometown - in order to get some quirky photos last week.
Husband Mark, 46, had booked the wedding as a surprise and only announced to Angela that she was getting married 12 weeks before the big day, leaving her with just three months to find the perfect frock.
But the newlyweds, who married in June this year, were determined to wear their wedding outfits more than once so after their honeymoon put on their full wedding attire for a second time to go for a dip with kids, Daisy, four, and Charlie, two.
So when their photographer suggested a fun photoshoot months after their wedding, which would involve them rolling around in the sand and jumping into upcoming waves, they agreed to it. And Angela even said that: 'It was even more fun than getting married.'
Angela Brown, 44,wore this stunning £999 ivory lace strapless dress for her wedding day in June
Angela was determined to wear her wedding outfit more than once so after their honeymoon her and her partner put on their full wedding attire for a second time to go for a dip with their children
In comparison their actual wedding was in a registry office service on Blackpool Promenade - followed by bacon and sausage butties at the local cricket club.
'I only had 12 weeks to decide, but I went for something completely different to what I thought I would. It was slim and sophisticated.
'After the wedding our photographer suggested the sea photoshoot, so we thought 'why the hell not?' - it meant I got to wear my dress twice.
Angela admits that when their photographer asked us them to lay on the sand, they looked at each other and laughed
Angela wanted to do something 'fun and exciting' when she wore her nearly £1000 dress again
'At first we thought 'are you serious?' but we loved every minute.
Angela had been married before, and her previous wedding dress has been hanging in her parents' wardrobe for 13 years.
The thought of her second beautiful frock left lonely at the back of the cupboard for decades was what inspired her to say yes to the unusual 'trash the dress' photoshoot.
The mum-of-two said: 'I thought why not do something really fun and exciting and I get to wear my dress again.
Before they jumped in the sea they newlyweds, who married in June this year, had some photos on the beach with their two children Daisy (right), four, and Charlie (left), two
'We all got dressed up, even the kids, and just went down to the beach one evening.
'It was just perfect. On my way into the sea, when I could see the dress getting wet and I thought 'what am I doing?'
'Then my husband made me go further out, all the way up to our waists.
'But when our photographer, Adam, asked us to lay on the sand, Mark and I looked at each other and laughed.
Before they thrashed about in the waves - Mark is seen holding up Angela's dress so that it doesn't get dirty
Event thought they were both wet and had ruined their wedding attire the photographer took some beautiful pictures of the couple
'Mark even fully submerged himself in the lovely Blackpool sea - luckily it wasn't even that cold.
'People were walking their dogs past and a few even said the kids were upstaging us.'
Angela's parents, Marion, 71, and John, 73, had bought Angela's £999 dress as a wedding present so she asked their permission before she paraded it in the waves.
Angela's parents, Marion, 71, and John, 73, had bought Angela's £999 dress as a wedding present so she asked their permission before she paraded it in the waves
She admitted when her parents saw the pictures they found the quirky photoshoot very different to the big day itself - a registry office service on Blackpool Promenade followed by bacon and sausage butties at the local cricket club.
She said: 'Even though I'm 44, I still asked them if they'd mind and they just said it's better than going in their wardrobe.
'I don't know what I'll do with it now, I'll probably get it dry cleaned and put it back in my mum and dad's cupboard.'