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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.

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.”

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.

Taylor Reeve puts a vibrant, stylized twist on fashion and is one of the first artist to draw on heels. Drawing on a wide array of influences from street and pop art to graffiti, tattoo and kustom kulture, Taylor truly has her own style. She has created signature artist collections with Quiksilver, Dragon, Bell Helmets and SkullCandy just to name a few.  Visit Taylor Says for more incredible designs.

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!”

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