Wedding Dress Adventure

Monday, March 21, 2011 - 8:10am

Bride poses in wedding dress in peculiar locations.

Jeff Salvage had his bride Jennifer put back on her wedding dress to get the perfect wedding photo the day after they tied the knot. Putting back on the dress gave the couple an idea and after six continents and numerous photos, they've compiled their photos into "One Dress, One Woman, One World."

It turns out, it was love at first sight. And what started as an exchanging of emails eventually led Jeff and Jennifer Salvage to exchange wedding vows on March 19th, 2008.

Jennifer Salvage says "Everyone said you'll just know and I had never felt that way until I met Jeff."

But Jennifer had no idea what she was in for. Yes, Jennifer is wearing her wedding dress to cut wood using a power saw in her Medford, New Jersey yard and Jeff is clicking away with his always handy camera.

Why? The answer spans the globe, but it all started when the couple married on Easter Island off the coast of South America.

Jeff Salvage says "after the wedding, I said, 'You do know you are getting back into the wedding dress tomorrow cause the light wasn't perfect during our wedding.'"

Jeff, who is a computer science professor at Drexel University and a passionate part-time photographer, wanted the photos of his new bride to be just right.

He wanted shots of Jennifer at sunrise and sunset and various locations around the remote island.

Jennifer says "it's such a shame. You wear the dress once and that's it."

That's when the couple, who loves to travel, got the idea: why not take the dress with them on their adventures.

And so they turned it into a photographic project of Jennifer in her dress, and compiled the pictures into a book, "One Dress, One Woman, One World."

This is the original wedding dress. It's traveled over 100,000 miles through six continents and it's faired pretty well, but because Jeff and Jennifer wanted to do some wild and crazy photo shoots the dress company has actually given them some backup wedding dresses.

The dress took a little bit of a beating when Jennifer stepped into the tank with the sting rays at the Adventure Aquarium in Camden.

But whether they are taking photos close to home or far far away, the sky is the limit as they work on a second edition of their photo book and an excuse to never end their honeymoon.

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