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Bailey's Brides is a small wedding and event planning service based in Prince George. I was a full time wedding and event planner in Vancouver, BC but have recently relocated. I am here to help you execute your dream wedding day and more importantly give you peace of mind. The wedding day goes by way to quickly and I want you to enjoy every moment of it. My services allow you to take in your day to the fullest and allow your friends and family to enjoy it with you. Please contact me for an in depth description of my services. I would love to talk to you and come up with a custom made package.baileysbrides@gmail.com. In the meantime please enjoy my blog as I explore new ideas for weddings and post about gorgeous weddings I have been a part of .

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

What is a Steampunk Wedding?

A couple of weeks ago I had the privilege of getting to work on a steampunk wedding. I was only day of coordinator so I can not take any credit for the amazing talent and ideas that went behind this wedding, but it was an absolute pleasure to get to be a part of this day.

I will post about the wedding soon, but for now, i want to talk about Steampunk Weddings. When i announced i would be working on this themed wedding it seemed no one knew what it was all about! I think its high time the world did because they are AMAZING, so unique and fun.

The best way I have to describe it is....think Sherlock Holmes:

Monocles, top hats, vests, vintage, darker, gloves, corsets and layered dresses....the Victorian Era.

As defined by Wikipedia, "Steampunk is  is a sub-genre of science fiction, fantasy, alternate history, and speculative fiction that came into prominence during the 1980s and early 1990s.[1] Steampunk involves a setting where steam power is still widely used—usually Victorian era Britain or "Wild West"-era United States—that incorporates elements of either science fiction or fantasy. Works of steampunk often feature anachronistic technology, or futuristic innovations as Victorians might have envisioned them, based on a Victorian perspective on fashion, culture, architectural style, and art. This technology includes such fictional machines as those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne, or the contemporary authors Philip Pullman, Scott Westerfeld and China Mieville."

So you get the background now. How does one have a Steampunk wedding though?! That's the fun part!

I think eye candy would explain it best:

All photos are from Ruffled

From all the details you can see that because it is based on innovation, there are alot of trinkets, gadgets, clocks and a sense of flight. In the Victorian area, the hottest topic was after all flight and inventing it.

What is Steampunk?
 I absolutely love the idea of a steampunk wedding (or any themed wedding for that matter!). I think it is so unique and fun. I can not wait to share the photos with all my readers of the Steampunk Wedding I was at.

Happy Planning!


  1. Thank you for featuring my wedding! If you or anyone else has questions, I can be found through my website www.misstak.com I'm so flattered you chose to use us as an example!!!
    Many of the items were made by my husband and I. We're working on opening an etsy shop soon to reach other steampunk lovers! ( http://www.etsy.com/shop/OdderThanAntiquity?ref=si_shop)

  2. @Miss Tak - you looked beautiful. What an amazing and original wedding. Just fantastic! I love it, can you tell??????

  3. Did no one review the photos before posting? The amazing picture of the couple kissing? Ya needs to photoshop that guys ass crack out.