A bride-to-be whose husband died unexpectedly just 52 days before their wedding let go of her pain by jumping into the Riviera Maya in Mexico wearing her wedding dress.
Janine initially had a difficult time parting with the wedding dress she bought for her nuptials with Johnny, the ultimate love of her life.
As time went by, Janine realized that her beautiful handmade wedding dress was no longer a symbol of happiness but instead was a painful reminder of what she had lost, writes Del Sol Photography.
At first, Janine couldn't let go of the beautiful handmade wedding dress she was meant to wear on her wedding day to Johnny who died unexpectedly just 52 days before the wedding
Janine jumped into the Riviera Maya in Mexico to celebrate her love for her deceased husband Johnny but also to cleanse and heal herself of her pain so that she may start her life anew
He would have wanted it this way: Janine believes her love Johnny was smiling down on her during the photo shoot and that he would have wanted her to live freely and absorb all that life has to offer
Janine teamed up Del Sol Photographer Matt Addock to create an enchanting 'trash the dress' photo shoot unlike any other.
'I did something never thought I would do in my whole life. I took my wedding dress that was built from scratch and I jumped into the river,' Janine said.
'I did it because I wanted to free myself from losing my fiancé ...this dress was for him. I did this because John would want me to something like this. He was so outgoing and he wanted me to have the best life,' she added.
Janine believes that her husband would have wanted her to be free to meet new people and have new experiences and wouldn't want her to live a life of suffering.
She had a message for anyone else who felt as though they'd suffered a loss.
'If I could reach out to anyone suffering from a loss, I would tell them this. Listen to YOUR heart! You are the most important person and only YOU can help yourself,' she said.
Source: Daily Mail