Tuesday, July 24, 2012

My Halloween/Victorian Masquerade/Steam Punk Wedding

So my Wedding theme has taken on a Life of its own!  AHH!  We *knew* we wanted to get married on Halloween.  The Fiancé and I are Halloween fanatics.  Not bloody, scary Halloween, at least not for me, I’m a gigantic scaredy cat.  But what other holiday lets you dress up and pretend to be someone else?  Something else, and THEN they give you CANDY!  This girl is in heaven!  
And we are a pretty non-traditional kind of couple.  From the bizarre way we met to the awesome nerdy things we do. 
So, first we looked at *classy* Halloween Weddings, you know jack-o-lanterns and caramel apples, burnt orange and generally autumn colors, Like this:
 But that just wasn’t quite “us” enough. 

So it evolved into a masquerade ball.  But again, we were looking for *classy* so we had to be specific lest people showed up dripping blood and looking generally kind of gross, not the look we wanted for our wedding.  Since we Loooooooove Phantom of the Opera, and thought that Julio would look pretty awesome in an opera cape and a half mask, we went with Victorian Masquerade Ball.  Hopefully, people would get the gist and wear awesome ball gowns and suits with crazy awesome masks like this:

We were getting much, much closer to what we wanted.  But we* still weren't quite there.  
*Note: I use the term we loosely here, Julio was totally on board with that theme, but I wasn't quite there yet.
Now, you may not have noticed, but I have readily and freely admitted that we are nerds.  Nerds, Geeks, Dorks, whichever word you use it basically amounts to the same thing, at least in my vocabulary.  We watch Star Wars, Star Trek, Doctor Who, and a multitude of shows on National Geographic and Animal Planet and history and Science…and Cartoons, LOTS of Cartoons; Need I go on? 
One of my favorite things we watched, like EVER, was this documentary on cuttlefish.  SO aweeesooome!  *said in a sing song voice*

Have you ever seen a cuttlefish?  No?  Please take some time to view this documentary.  I want a cuttlefish so freaking bad.

(Use the link to see the entire video) 

But I digress, where was I?  Oh yeah!  My wedding!  So anyway, Victorian Masquerade Ball wasn’t quite Geeky enough for me.  And what on earth is more Geek Chic than Steampunk!!  I get to still wear awesome ball gowns, and opera capes, but I get to wear them with boots and goggles and laser guns!  I mean really, just HOW cool is that!?!

Pretty Darn cool, if you ask me. 
I did a post on Steampunk wedding recently, and I think that was the turning point for me.  I need to make my laser guns for me and the Fiancé and party; I’ll be using the Epbot tutorial. (Thanx Jen!)
I will wear some sort of Awesome ivory gown, not white and not the I-can-barely-tell-it’s-not-just-plain-‘ol-white ivory either, true, clearly-not-white ivory.  With layers and ruffles and all kinds of Victorian bustling and the piece-de-resistance An AMAZING, and I mean AMAZING Steampunk inspired under-bust corset!  Probably something like this one:
Ivory Off The Shoulder V Neck Beading Applique Floor Length Satin Wedding Dress

This Website has a TON of great corsets and an entire section of steampunk ones!  Love them!  I plan on putting an awesome steampunk under-bust corset on OVER my wedding dress!  Like this one:

There’s so much to do!  I need to figure out how to make steamy invitations and décor and the list goes on and on!  And I couldn’t be more excited!
Feel free to give me ideas in the comments! Or email or whatever works for you!
My Wedding isn’t the only one I’m planning either!  My Best friend got engaged recently and I am helping her!  She is having a Winter Wonderland wedding! YAY!  I should have been an event planner.  I will keep you posted!


  1. The steampunk corset you have here, a picture of with the belts and the zippers. I am looking for a pattern or something that looks something like that, I want to create a corset and this is the first one I have seen that looks anything like what I visualize.

  2. Christopher! I know right! I LOOOVE this corset! Check out corsetstory.com they have a whole steampunk section! They're AWESOME!

  3. where did you find this dress please

  4. im doing a quincenerra for my daughter n she loves this dress can you sen me info please anyone

  5. I just did a google search for black and red wedding dresses. there is a water mark on the photo from idodress.com

  6. Hi! You seem pretty awesome and I was just wondering if you could help me!! :D My cousin is having a wedding and she's having a masquerade ball as her celebration! I am invited and she has given us a heads up..the invites don't come out until OCTOBER!! BUT....I definitely want her wedding to be amazing and would love to find some cool masqerade stuff..decor, clothes, etc. Could you please help me out?:DD Email me, Mariah, at Ariahmak@yahoo.com...thank you so much!!:D

    P.S. I'm a nerd too...my email address is my name in pig latin with my middle initial tacked to the end. :)