When you combine steam-powered machinery, with the fashion of late 19th century Victorian era, the result is an edgy, fashionable look at history. That style is known as ‘steampunk.’
Steampunk incorporates elements of fantasy, historical fiction, as well as elements of speculation. It is dark, bold, and it happens to be trending lately. Steampunk is a theme that many couples are incorporating into their weddings!
So, recently, many San Diego wedding vendors came together to assemble their own scene(s) for an amazing photo shoot that captured the best elements of this fascinating genre. What took a lot of planning and creativity, the shoot came together perfectly. So perfectly, in fact, that Ceremony Magazine’s Blog featured the shoot in a recent post!
It started, though, like all good things, as an idea, an idea fabricated by Shannon Henry (Studio Carré), Ann Strobel (Ann’s Plans) and Dawn Stone (Embellishmint Floral + Event Design). They were intrigued by the elements of Steampunk, and they were noticing the growing trend among couples to incorporate Steampunk elements into their weddings. So, the seed was planted. They talked; they coordinated; they collaborated and invited others to join.
The result: an amazingly creative collection of images. Everyone worked together and each contributed his or her specific element of specialty; no detail was left unturned.
Set on location at the historic Mt. Woodson Castle, in Ramona, CA, the castle’s rustic design elements fit perfectly for the shoot that takes you back in time. The models, thanks to hair and makeup artists, Beauti on the Go, had big, dramatic hair and were embellished with hats and headpieces by Sandra Nicole Designs. The clothing and dresses from Provence Bride by Allyson Simone were vintage-style and had black accents. From the antique furniture, to the blackboard design, to the detail of the glasses, florals and ceremony site, every design element coordinated perfectly.
Photography – Studio Carré
Design + Prop Accessory/Vignette Rentals – Ann’s Plans
Floral + Accessory Design – Embellishmint Floral + Event Design
Hair + Makeup – Beauti on the Go
Head Pieces and Accessories – Sandra Nicole Designs + Ann’s Plans
Bridal Gowns – Provence Bride by Allyson Simone
Furniture Rental – Rashae Taylor
Chalkboard Design – Lucky to be in Love
Cake – Sweet Cheeks Baking Co.
Custom Bar – Snake Oil Cocktail Company
Buffet Breakfast + Lunch – Personal Touch Dining
Venue – Mt. Woodson Castle