Bride dies in 'trash the dress' photoshoot

Bride dies in 'trash the dress' photoshoot

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File image. Women wearing their wedding dresses are pictured on a North Sea beach in Scheveningen, Netherlands, on September 09 2009.

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by KING 5 News

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Posted on August 29, 2012 at 9:04 AM

A Canadian woman drowned in her wedding gown over the weekend posing for "Trash the Dress" photographs.

Maria Pantazopoulos, 30, hired a photographer to take pictures of her wearing her wedding dress in the Ouareau River near Rawdon, Quebec.

When she waded into the water, the dress became heavy, pulling her under and downstream.

The BBC News reports photographer Louis Pagakis jumped into the water to save Pantazopoulos, but she was swept away.

Her body was found a few hours later by a local scuba diver who joined search efforts.

Pantazopoulos, a real estate agent, was married in June.

"Trash the Dress" is an increasingly popular trend in which brides destroy their wedding dresses after they are married and document the process. Some brides have been known to crawl through mud, splatter themselves with paint, or frequently, jump into water.

The Calgary Herald reports "Trash the Dress" is still somewhat new in Canada.

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