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July 17, 2013 12:33 pm
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Israeli Woman Gains Attention for Burning Wedding Dress on Camera (VIDEO)

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An Israeli woman is attracting attention online for a mesmerizing photo shoot caught on video, the UK’s Daily Mail reports.

The recently married Natasha Yakcobi was standing on a beach in Israel earlier this month when she had a friend douse her wedding gown in flammable liquid, before lighting a match.

A photographer from Tel Aviv’s White Studio Photography captured the split second that Mrs Yakcobi stopped to smile, before she ran into the water to extinguish herself.

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It was all inspired by the trash-the-dress photo shoot trend that has become the rage among quasi-rebellious women looking for a matrimonial keepsake.

“Brides and grooms want awesome imagery from their wedding, period,” writes the Wedding Journalist Association.

Couples everywhere are donning their wedding finery and not only descending into caves, but plunging into breakers, walking through abandoned amusement parks, wandering through cornfields, wading into forest streams and chasing other wild pursuits in an increasingly popular and edgy extension of wedding photojournalism.”

Watch the video of the photo-shoot below:

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  • Jeffrey Justin

    It’s ART ,it is meant to engage the Viewer . I think it is a lovely image . In cas e you were never taught about art it is meant to open dialog,visually engage ,inspire or condemn .It is something you can interact with on a visual or emotional level

  • Beth

    This is an extravagant, wasteful, selfish, narcissistic and even dangerous ‘trend’. Not that Israelis, and Jews in general, have to forever think of how their behavior might be used by anti-Semites, but this is yet another opportunity for our enemies to label us crass and materialistic. In addition, the photos could be re-captioned and misrepresented as a condemnation of marriage. How would the happy and affluent couple like it if the above photo went viral with the explanation, “Returning from her honeymoon, disillusioned Israeli bride Natasha Yakcobi sets on fire the symbol of her virginity, exclaiming, ‘White is the color of stupidity’?

  • This has to be one of the saddest cries for a life I have ever seen.
    It’s symbolic of why Israel is also on fire. Like Chaya said, if this woman would have instead been in touch with her heart and provided her beautiful dress to a woman or women who don’t have the money to buy one… and to then capture a picture of that woman smiling at her wedding… We must all pray and continue with random acts of kindness. Eventually, this will sink in as performing mitzvot is in our hearts and souls while destructive tendencies are just on the outside.

  • Andrea

    Agree with Chaya. It’s popular in the US to do this and I recently commented the same on a wedding forum. It’s such a miserable symbol of consumerism and our throw-away society.

  • Chaya Goldstein

    There are so many girls and young women who can’t afford
    a wedding gown. There are many organizations that offer almost-new wedding gowns at affordable prices or for free. Wouldn’t it be better to donate your gown?

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