There was a great segment on GMA recently regarding dress trashing. In case you haven't heard of it before, it's when the bride (with or without groom) does a 'unique' photo shoot after the wedding. The locations/settings start out 'safe', but eventually the dress gets trashed. It's both an exhibition of freedom from the stress of wedding planning as well as an art form unto itself! One of the pioneers of this type of art is John Michael Cooper (out of Vegas). It's becoming quite popular now, and this national exposure only further solidifies it as a new form of expression. You need flash to see the movie below:
As a side note, I am offering these sessions *free* (for now) to all my brides - they simply pay for any prints/albums they order from it. We can use your dress or I can provide one. You will definitely end up with something very unique!