Planning on doing something different for your wedding day and don’t know where to start? Maybe your looking for a Gothic wedding dress or a Doctor Who themed wedding cake? Or maybe you just want to start at the beginning and find a planner that understands ‘your style’? Well there’s a new wedding show in town, promising to be like no other wedding show you’ve ever seen or been to before.
Located right behind the Empire State building in New York City and offering 360 degree views of the Manhattan skyline, couple Tiffany and Phil decided to ditch the hotel ballroom opting for a cool and contemporary loft for their city chic wedding.Gary’s Loft
has a ‘white canvas’ interior furnished with American folk antiques and shabby-chic furniture. With little to no pre-existing decor, lofts like Gary’s allow couples the freedom to create their wedding from a virtual blank canvas. Rather than cover up the space, Tiffany and Phil added colors and details that would softly standout against the white room. Photographer Abigail Fuqua
beautifully captured the couple’s wedding showcasing these soft pops of color from the lavender rose and lace bouquets and pink rose boutonnières by D For Decor
florals to the bride’s own collection of tattoos.
Whether you’re looking for a wedding dress to match your tattoos or simply want something nontraditional this tattoo inspired wedding dress is perfect for you. Wedding dress designer Jo of The Couture Company based in Birmingham, UK specializes in designing and creating custom bridal gowns for the unique bride.
“We love unusual requests and designing the alternative to the norm…We work with our clients to create their ultimate gown , and our aim is to make them look completely awesome for their special day.”
Keeping the base traditional this white wedding dress made from silk dupion and overlaid with silk organza goes from vintage 1950s to inked up rock star with just a few accents; tattoo inspired patches, bright red belt and colored tulle.
Etsy shop Floricultcha offers brides a non-floral and unique bouquet alternative. Shop owner Amy uses vintage, retro babbles, ribbons and other embellishments to create lasting wedding bouquets.
“Floricultcha began when I decided to try an an alternative to fresh flowers for my own wedding. I made my first non-traditional bouquet and from that day forward I have created one-of-a-kind bouquets for brides. They are influenced by my love of sculpture and my floral design skills.”
With just a touch of colored tulle these beautiful wedding dresses, part of Lazaro’s 2012 fall bridal collection, transform from traditional to punk rock.
Making your own beautiful boutonnieres and opting out of using fresh flowers is a simple and fun way to save a lot of money on your wedding. These boutonnieres from etsy shop I Do Novelty are a great example of what you can do when you ditch the traditional flowers. Colorful and unexpected they range in themes from Steampunk and Goth to Doctor Who and Rockabilly. Shop owner Kim Brown-Dye talks about how she got into boutonnieres, ”as a theatrical milliner I worked on a lot of theme weddings. Hats for Victorian, Pirate, Day of the Dead, Goth & Steampunk themed weddings were my bread & butter. I always enjoyed working with these alternative brides & grooms, so it was only natural that I create a new business with them in mind.”
Anna, a clay artist based in Seoul, South Korea creates handmade, unique and adorable wedding cake toppers. “I have focused on the teaching for a long time and started to make a sculpture with clay in 2005 and now its been 5 years. Within these years I exhibit my sculptures to Character Festival in LA, 2006 and another Character Festival in Khan, 2007. Those expriences make me sure that people will love my sculpture…” You can order a pre-made cake topper from her Etsy shop, Anna Crafts, or have her create a custom topper to resemble you and your significant other.
Housewares are one of the most requested gifts on a registry and If your going to be attending an alternative wedding, or looking for a gift that will stand out from the crowd, Alt.Home has you covered. The first and only alternative homeware brand, Alt. Home, is the provider of unconventional products for an alternative home, helping you express your identity through more than just your clothing. Launched in February 2012 Alt. Home, based out of East Sussex, England; was founded by an alternative couple who wanted to fill a gap they found while trying to furnish their own home in the style they loved.
“The brand will launch with two products in a selection of designs, chosen to reflect current alternative trends. But plenty more is in the pipeline, the ultimate aim to provide a hub for unusual wares for all living spaces. For the launch range we have opted to start with soft furnishings- simple touches that can make a big differences to anyone’s home. We created a twist on the classic white pillowcase across four pairs of distinct designs (which may also be purchased as singles), along with two pairs of designs on stylish cushion covers – perfect for the sofa, bed, chairs… We plan to add a variety of new homeware products over time, so keep checking back for more!”
The Little Cherry Cake Company located in Rossendale, United Kingdom created three incredible wedding cakes perfect for a Gothic wedding. Can you find the hidden skulls in this Til Death Do Us Part wedding cake?
“I have a love of all things 80′s, horror, gaming, freddy krueger, disney, skulls, cake (obviously!) classic films like the Goonies!, and general cute and geeky things, so if you order a cake with one of these themes you just KNO…W imagunna get excited!”
Another one of their amazing cakes a Nightmare Before Christmaswedding cake. All hand painted Halloweentown silhouettes all the way round and handmade topper.
A combination of two individuals, Erin Heinlein and Nancy Couture, resulting in Knot Couture; an Atlanta based company that reflects their collective talents, alternative ideas, and gives future brides and grooms the opportunity for a “couture dress without the couture price”
At Knot Couture, our mission is to allow brides to create their very own designer gown that matches their personality or theme of their wedding! Our vision allows us to bridge the gap between dream and reality dresses -complete with custom fit.
If you would like to get a dress custom made, please inquire at myknotcouture.com. They will also custom make your groom’s attire to match your dress.