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Made for her sister who loves the man in the Iron Man suit (Robert Downey Jr) and Steampunk by Tyann of Delectable Cakes. With gears spilling out from the side, an arc reactor on top and Iron Man’s mask with eyes that actually light up, this cake is pretty awesome.

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.

Hades Shoes, formerly Metropolis Shoes, is one of the leading alternative footwear brands in the US and creates some amazing Steampunk inspired shoes and boots. Based out of California, designers from around the world work to create amazing shoes for both men and woman as part of their high end collections. Hades caters to all different types of styles including vintage, alternative, Goth, industrial and steampunk.

 

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Like A Tea Tray In The Sky shows you the process of  altering a pair of white, fake leather boots to look like the boots worn in the film Alice in Wonderland. They can also double as a great pair of affordable Steampunk inspired wedding boots. Just by using a spray paint product meant for car interiors, these non-leather shoes can be colored with lasting results and achieved without cracking.

Prada recently unveiled menswear line for the fall 2012 season is a take on modern style with a Victorian twist, fitting right in at any steampunk themed wedding. Featuring some familiar actors in their campaign shot by David Sims; Jamie Bell (The Adventures of Tintin) , Garrett Hedlund (Tron: Legacy), Willem Dafoe (Spider-Man, Tinker, Tailor, Solider, Spy) and Gary Oldman ( Harry Potter , The 5Th Element).

From Harry Potter to Doctor Who themed wedding save the dates, Geekvites matches your unique, personal and geeky style. Geekvites is the new kid on the wedding block, filling a great void for the lack of  save the dates catered toward geeks and gamers. The brainchild of two friends, Tammy (the artist) and Phil ( the writer and marketer), who suddenly sensed “a great disturbance in the wedding community, as if millions of voices suddenly cried out in terror, then were silenced.”

“Think of us as the little wink or the tip of the hat to your fellow geeks when you announce your union and invite them to join in — in times where people go bonkers for themed weddings, we can think of no better way to enshrine your deeply held fandoms with your closest friends and relatives than with our amazingly awesome geeky designs!”

Beautifully incorporate an industrial, Steampunk or eco-friendly look into any wedding reception with these light bulb vases. Essentially, all you need to recreate these little vases is to cut the very top of the lightbulb off with pliers, pull out the guts of the light bulb, set it on a napkin ring or hang them and fill with water. You can buy new bulbs or save old one’s that have burned out which costs you nothing to recreate this project.

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.”

Steampunk bouquets feature vintage buttons, watch and clock parts, victorian lace, metal flowers and vintage brooches. Steampunk design combines futuristic and victorian themes into a fictional alternative. Unlike fresh flowers, these metal bouquets can last forever and be used as a keepsake or for a decorative piece after the wedding.

Photo Credit: Steampunk Couture

There’s no better place to show off a really beautiful dress than at your wedding. There’s something about the Victorian style that says elegance -lace-covered white bib top with vintage pearlescent button detail and vintage bridal skirt. The model’s stark white hair and dark gothic make up compliment the dress well.

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