1. Ruffles, Locks, & Gears- The Softer Side of A Steampunk Inspired Wedding

    Steampunk, by definition {I'll sum it up as the real definition is lengthy} is essentially a sub-genre of science fiction typically featuring steam powered machinery mostly associated with a post apocalyptic environment. For whatever reason, the fashion of this sub-genre has taken heavy inspiration from 19th century's British Victorian era or American "Wild West". I for one, find anything even slightly Steampunk flavored total eye candy. The fashion, derived from a time I would have loved to have been a live in, the colors, the throw backs to old watches & the magic of their guts that makes them tick. Steampunk is a great source of inspiration for weddings, one that opens a door to a lot of fun that can be head both in wedding fashion as well as decor elements & everything in between. I do feel however, this is not a theme for every couple, it takes the right couple & the right effect to create your Steampunk inspired world to truly achieve that greatness that it can be! Today's feature is a Steampunk inspired styled shoot by a whole slew of amazing vendors, spear headed by BG Productions. When pulling together their own inspiration to guide the direction of their shoot, they stumbled upon a man with dreads which they fell in love with. As it turns out, BG Productions is a team in which one, Al, has dreads! For this shoot, Al stepped out from behind the camera to embody his Steampunk persona and I for one am grateful! The shoot is lovely and showcases a softer side of Steampunk, playing on strong colors & gorgeous watch bits. Might I also add, one freaking amazing cake!!

  2. Sweet Early Fall Country Casual Colorado Wedding With Picnic Blanket Ceremony

    Becci and Hugo have known each other since they were 12. Growing up together in England, they have been together for many years. This celebration was a commitment to each other and to their children. They are both casual but have real class & elegance. Hugo is the head chef and part owner at the Kitchen Restaurants in Boulder and Denver. Community is very important to them as well as family and friends which were on hand to witness & partake in the celebration of their family. Pastures of Plenty was chosen as their venue as it is a working local farm with which Hugo and Becci have a special relationship with, along with other farmers in the community, as they use their produce and meat in the restaurant. Pastures of Plenty specifically, is one of the produce vendors for the Kitchen Restaurants. Hugo and Becci have known Lyle and Sylvia, the owners, for a long time and were instrumental in ushering in the Farm to Table movement in Boulder, Colorado! Hugo and Becci have two boys together and made sure that there were lots of activities for the many children at the wedding including a bouncy slide, plastic swords, big bubbles! The kids were celebrated & included resulting in their having as much fun as the adults!

  3. Fairy Tale Magic Inspires This Wood Nymph Materialized Wedding Of Organic Wonder & Beauty

    Ethereal beauty comes in many forms, however I would venture that something spirited after a wood nymph is tops on the list! When I received this submission I knew it would be the perfect way to celebrate Halloween in a stunning wedding sense. The woods are a naturally enchanting place to start off with, add in the perfect organic decor elements & end up with a true place of wonder. The write up from Designs by Spring being so eloquent & detailed, I will allow their words to speak for themselves regarding the perfect touches that made this enchanted woods styled shoot the inspiration goodie that it is. I do want to point out one thing before passing the floor to them... I do love the idea of a bride changing up her look from ceremony to reception, not just in a quick change of dress, but restyling her hair & adding in some wonderful make up! Perhaps not in such a theatrical manner for every all, but hair & makeup are 2 under utilized areas where brides can change things up for her grand entrance into the reception!

  4. Perfect, Pretty, Plum Inspiration- Purple Hued Contemporary Wedding Inspiration

    Purple is a pretty amazing color & I would lie if I didnt fess up to that fact that this time of year, it does remind me a bit of Halloween! While today's lovely inspiration shoots samples nothing from the holiday, there are still elements of playful textures, pops of perfect hues that give your mind whimsical candy treats! Reese, of Reese Moore Weddings, did such a lovely job explaining the design thought process behind the shoot, I would be remiss to try & rephrase her!