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Author Topic: Suggestions for wedding attire/altering wedding attire  (Read 4192 times)
Steambride
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« on: January 28, 2014, 09:27:37 pm »

Hi there,

I am planning on having a steampunk wedding and am looking for some advice/help in the attire department.

I have loved steampunk for a few years now, but have never attempted to dress up that way until now. I do have experience with dressing from Renaissance faires, but that is quite different.

I am looking for help on how to dress our groomsmen/bridesmaids. I am also interested in any advice about how to accessorize a traditional wedding dress to fit a steampunk theme while still looking bridal.

My big fear for my personal attire is that my attire will blend in and i will get lost in the shuffle. I want a perfect stranger to be able to walk into my wedding and be able to point to me and say "she's the bride" rather than "where is the bride?"

I will be having two different outfits. A traditional dress for my ceremony and then something more costume-esque for the reception/dancing.

any help is appreciated.
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Arabella Periscope
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« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2014, 09:46:11 pm »



It should be fun to plan such a wedding. I thought these bridesmaids looked good in a Steampunk way, though the bare feet are a little strange.  If you look up 'Off the Rails Prior Attire Steampunk Bazaar' they have some spectacular wedding dresses custom made, very expensive but a source of ideas, maybe?



Or this a homemade dress.  There are quite a few boards on Pinterest on Steampunk Wedding Ideas.
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Steambride
Swab

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« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2014, 09:59:30 pm »

Thanks, Arabella. I had an idea for a skirt for our girls, but had no clue how to post pictures
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2014, 12:30:33 am »

 The glory of Steam punk is it has so many permutations and possibilities. It dwells in the realms of dreams and imaginations. It can be truly wild and wonderful.

 Are you taking the bridal path of gothic and ethereal

Chains of flowers  and gems in the hair , empire line dress,  men in braces and bowlers, tweed suit

or more whimsical and gadget  themed?

 Crinolines , frock coats and  laser guns





 
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Felix Fixler
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2014, 11:49:59 pm »


Or this a homemade dress.  There are quite a few boards on Pinterest on Steampunk Wedding Ideas.


Like Arabella I  have seen steampunk weddings on Pintrest and one in particular, 'Alice in weddingland', really stood out. Anyhoo I tracked down the blog it comes from for you, hope it helps

http://www.aliceinweddingland.co.uk/a-unique-steampunk-wedding/
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2014, 12:04:45 am »


Or this a homemade dress.  There are quite a few boards on Pinterest on Steampunk Wedding Ideas.


Like Arabella I  have seen steampunk weddings on Pintrest and one in particular, 'Alice in weddingland', really stood out. Anyhoo I tracked down the blog it comes from for you, hope it helps

http://www.aliceinweddingland.co.uk/a-unique-steampunk-wedding/


 this shot from that blog is one that never fails to catch my imagination

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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2014, 12:17:58 am »

Flower crown and halo for  brides   look to be all the rage at the moment. This accessorising could really define  you as the bride !

Here are some beauties

http://chicvintagebrides.com/index.php/bridal-wear/whimsical-wonderful-floral-headresses/



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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2014, 12:28:46 am »

Great pics Annie. You chose the best picture, I think the fuller floral halo looks better than the thin wispy ones , go big or go home is my motto
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2014, 01:05:12 am »



It should be fun to plan such a wedding. I thought these bridesmaids looked good in a Steampunk way, though the bare feet are a little strange.  If you look up 'Off the Rails Prior Attire Steampunk Bazaar' they have some spectacular wedding dresses custom made, very expensive but a source of ideas, maybe?



Or this a homemade dress.  There are quite a few boards on Pinterest on Steampunk Wedding Ideas.




 My dear departed father will be spinning in his grave  -  bare feet appear to be hot stepping  it in wedding trends  , they are treading  across the fashion spreads  and along side boots parading down the bridal aisle.

 He did not like young ladies going about town  with unshod feet - or in white sandshoes
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Steambride
Swab

United States United States


« Reply #9 on: February 18, 2014, 06:42:34 pm »

We are thinking more whimsical and gadget like. I will be having two different outfits. During the ceremony, I will have a traditional wedding dress and we will use some steampunk accesories such as hairclips and make my bouquet steampunk. Then, for the reception, I will be in a different outfit so that I can be decked out in steampunk.

I am thinking of this skirt for my bridesmaids: http://www.steampunkemporium.com/store/004199S.php
My dad is thinking of this jacket: http://www.clockworkcouture.com/gentlemen/coats-and-tails/tombstone-frock-coat-5689.html

we won't do traditional boutonnieres, we will do wire-mesh roses with these wing pins
wing pins: http://www.steampunkemporium.com/store/004070S.php

we just want to make sure we aren't butchering steampunk.

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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #10 on: February 18, 2014, 07:01:00 pm »

 Both wedding outfits would lend themselves well to adapting and accessorising in that style.  Keeping looking out for  bargains in badges, brooches, pins, clips,  emblems, feathers , hats etc

Consider setting up a pinterest or similar social internet  board to pin ideas and inspirations  up                                                                                                                                                                       
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Steambride
Swab

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« Reply #11 on: February 18, 2014, 07:12:01 pm »

I have a pinterest and it is definitely stuffed with steampunk stuff. That is how i have come across a lot of the websites we have been using to find ideas.

My big struggle has been that I want at all times to feel and be identifiable as a bride even when i am decked out in steampunk. But, am having a hard time coming up with a way to fit in without blending in too far.
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #12 on: February 18, 2014, 11:55:59 pm »

head gear !!

  A well  designed piece of millinery  that makes a statement. A hat or Juliet cap.


Edwardian Cloche hats can be decorated in fine style.









 or the more "touring"  Victorian type







 

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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #13 on: February 19, 2014, 12:15:10 am »

I am thinking both styles could be modified to use  steampunk type  motif

Juliet cap  styles  , as simple or grand as you like , with or with out veil. 











birdcage veil









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Steambride
Swab

United States United States


« Reply #14 on: February 19, 2014, 02:10:22 am »

I had thought about doing a juliet cap, if i wanted to do a veil.

I have also thought about going simple with something like this for my ceremony look:

https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/104860226/steampunk-feather-flower-hair-clip?ref=shop_home_active

Would you say I am on the right track for a steampunk wedding?
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #15 on: February 19, 2014, 06:30:58 am »

Yes that is  Steampunk and still feminine.  A theme like that  for  such pieces could look good on a hat ,  clip, a veil or hair cap.

There are a  few DIY blogs and vids  out there to do  it oneself. Have fun experimenting.
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Steambride
Swab

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« Reply #16 on: February 26, 2014, 02:06:30 am »

Any suggestion for hairstyles that could be steampunked out?
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #17 on: February 26, 2014, 03:12:13 am »

Check out youtube  and google for Victorian Hairstyles and up dos. Most of them can be adapted for a veils, hat or clips and accessories.
 How long is your hair? there are hair pieces and other creative things to do with your hair.

 There is a whole bakery out there   Cheesy

Nautilus bun
Cascading roses
Ballet bun
Flipped buns
Victory rolls
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #18 on: February 26, 2014, 03:17:04 am »

This youtuber has  easy to follow instruction and  a plethora of uploads.

http://www.youtube.com/user/4ypn0tica?feature=watch

other on line  steampunk tutorials have styles like these

http://www.freckled-fox.com/2013/09/modern-pin-up-week-2-oversized-victory.htm

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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #19 on: February 26, 2014, 04:49:01 am »


http://www.thecrazydaisies.ca/2013/08/diy-lovely-braid-bun.html




http://www.instructables.com/id/Hairstyles-for-Hair-Sticks/step6/Figure-8-Bun/

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Mrs.EP
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« Reply #20 on: February 27, 2014, 03:30:05 pm »

If you haven't yet, I'd recommend checking out the steampunk tag at Offbeat Bride: http://offbeatbride.com/tag/steampunk
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Sam Watson
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« Reply #21 on: March 14, 2014, 04:36:24 pm »

You can look at the photos from my steampunk wedding here: http://kellydavidson.printroom.com/GentryAndrewWedding

The bridesmaids and groomsmen wore whatever they liked, and most of the guests dressed up as well. As the bride wore white, there was no mistaking her (besides, she was the prettiest one there, not that I'm biased!).
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Samuel Xavier Watson
Steambride
Swab

United States United States


« Reply #22 on: March 16, 2014, 07:04:36 am »

Thank you for sharing that with me. I am going to have to show my fiance once he gets home from his long work trip. I have been trying to figure out more details with our wedding, but it has been hard to find something that isn't just a costume style wedding.

We still want some of the formality of a traditional wedding, but also to incorporate a lot of steampunk and fun.
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George Salt
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« Reply #23 on: March 16, 2014, 03:48:19 pm »

We still want some of the formality of a traditional wedding, but also to incorporate a lot of steampunk and fun.

Steampunk murder mystery wedding reception? - if you've already got the vicar booked for the day you might get a 2-for-1 on the match and the dispatch..

.. I'll get my coat.. ..
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Hurricane Annie
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« Reply #24 on: March 16, 2014, 04:05:13 pm »

We still want some of the formality of a traditional wedding, but also to incorporate a lot of steampunk and fun.

Steampunk murder mystery wedding reception? - if you've already got the vicar booked for the day you might get a 2-for-1 on the match and the dispatch..

.. I'll get my coat.. ..

 excellent idea,  or a jolly game of croquet, boule or petanque.
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