A bride-to-be booked me for her Trash the Dress a cenote and wrote to me, as she was worried after hearing of a bride who drowned during a Trash the Dress in Canada. After careful consideration, I felt it would be worth sharing with you the lessons we can learn from this tragic accident.
A TTD shouldn’t be anything other than a wonderful memory.
Darwin falls in canada
I researched the incident and unfortunately found the information is correct. A bride drowned on August 2012 during a TTD at Darwin Falls Park in Canada. According to Global Post Article (See full article), the bride accidently fell in the water while posing for pictures at the water’s edge. The area does have some strong currents and swimming is forbidden, however warning signs are often ignored.
It appears she had not intended to enter the water and therefore wore her wedding dress that must have included a long train. After falling in the water, she was dragged by the current despite rescue efforts by her photographer. The photographer was not expecting to enter the water and tried to rescue her from land.
While the Cenotes and beaches of the Riviera Maya are very different from the Canadian rivers, we can learn some valuable lessons from this incident.
A shallow Cenote with foot throughout. Watch the Video:
A deep Cenote for confirmed swimmers
We choose a location according to your comfort level. Before the session, I like to find out which photos you hope to shoot and discuss your swimming and diving comfort level. We will then choose a site that meets your vision and where you will feel at ease. As well, the season is another factor to choose the right location. Sunlight orientation vary with season and a good venue on January may not work on July!
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