Monday Montage: lovely ladies, staggering steampunks, gorgeous goths and dazzling dancers

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In the spirit of post-Thanksgiving, I wanted to repeat what Ariel said last week. I am also incredibly thankful for all of you and for the hours of joy and LOLs that all of your wedding photos provide me. Give yourself a high-five, because you all rock!

Anyway, getting back to business, this week's Monday Montage starts off with a bang (pun intended ;)). It also has some impressive lookin' ladies, a little steampunk, a little goth, a few umbrellas and some good old fashioned boogie time.

Line of Fire
Watch out. Jessica, has a gun and she knows how to use it…

Bride and Groomsmen
… She also has a gaggle of immaculately dress groomsmen escorting her — I wouldn't wanna mess with that. Also, the antique feel of this photo totally plays up the Victorian/Steam-punk theme. I dig.

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Photo courtesy of N Barrett Photography

Speaking of antiques, how neat is Adrian's antique, gold locket?

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Photo thanks to N Barrett Photography

Now, I'll zoom out a little so you can see how insanely beautiful the rest of Adrian looks. The purple dress was definitely a good choice, the color really makes Adrian's baby blues pop, and that bouquet matches it phenomenally. THE COLORS!

The only thing better then one uber hot bride in a gorgeous wedding dress… TWO beautiful ladies in lovely dresses.

first dance
Check out these two ghosts or Justin and Kelly having their first dance. Spooky. Also, you MUST take a closer look at their mind-blowing make-up. They sure know how to throw a Halloween wedding.

Halloween Wedding
Dancing photos are my favorite. This costume-filled Conga Line from Alyson and Jeff's wedding certainly doesn't disappoint.

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Photo by Mike Whitaker

Alex and Greg do a damn good job at pulling off this American Gothic inspired wedding photo.

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Photo by Rearview Photography

Now, we shall move on from American Gothic to Victorian gothic, with this sex-ay photo of Autumn and Robert. They had their victorian-themed wedding at the Edgar Allen Poe Museum.

neb and cristin115
Thanks to Murphy's Law, it started to rain pour during Cristin and Neb's wedding ceremony. Luckily, they came prepared… with umbrellas! Even though the rain ruined their CD player (which meant no ceremonial music) and nearly destroyed their wedding papers, they sloughed it off and had an amazing wedding.

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Photo thanks to Susan Sabo Photography

Speaking of weather, Corinne and her man didn't leave it to Mother Nature to decide. They are both Special FX artists in the film industry, so they had a Tim Burton Movie themed wedding. The snow = freakin' cool special effect. It totally ties Edward Scissorhands and The Nightmare Before Christmas into their theme.

Hey, photographers! I love you and do my best to attribute all photos I feature in the Monday Montage, but sometimes brides don't include your info when they submit photos to us. If I've featured your work but it isn't properly credited, email me!

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Comments on Monday Montage: lovely ladies, staggering steampunks, gorgeous goths and dazzling dancers

  1. I NEED more on Jill & Jessica’s absolutely beautiful two-dress wedding. The red dress is gorgeous by itself, and so is the blue dress, and together…freaking gorgeousness. Details soon, please! 🙂

  2. That last picture reminds me of “Edward Scissorhands” when she’s dancing in the snow. So beautiful!!

    • I have to tell you, Im pretty excited you made that comment… the whole reason we had snow was because it was a tim burton themed halloween wedding 🙂

  3. As a longtime offbeat bride reader (who started reading in preparation for my brother’s and sister’s upcoming weddings (very different, but equally cool), I am thrilled to see my brother and new sister-in-law’s wedding photo up!! The wedding was INCREDIBLE. Congrats Justin and Kelly!

  4. Ugh…amazing ideas…too bad my fiance would never go with them…its ok, we are having burlesque themed wedding but steampunk would be so cool.

    • Mandy, a burlesque wedding sounds freaking amazing! My husband had to limit me to just Victorian/Steampunk as our theme…otherwise it would’ve been Victorian/Steampunk/Burlesque/Circus/Vaudville themed….

  5. The wedding at the Edgar Allen Poe museum……….need details! That dress is unbelievable!

  6. being a big proponent of accuracy in speech/writing, i just wanted to point out that while it’s impeccably victorian (with the possible exception of the one guy (is that the groom?) who appears to be wearing a woman’s hat), that second photo really isn’t steampunk at all. steampunk involves blending modern technology/feel with victorian-era style, like an iMac with a brass case and an old mechanical-typewriter-style keyboard, while that photo is pure victorian style with no modern aspects. it’s wonderfully done, with magnificent little touches like the teacup that just bring it all together…it’s just not steampunk.

    in case anybody actually cares what “steampunk” means. which they may not. in which case my humble little post cringes and braces itself for deletion…


      • Thanks, Coco! Just because the photo lacks modern aspects doesn’t mean it’s not steampunk. Steampunk can be summed up as “Victorian science fiction” as pointed out in a very informative article by G.D. Falksen, who happens to be an expert on the steampunk genre and aesthetic, and probably knows more about the subject than anyone else around.

        It’s more than just a blending of modern technology with a Victorian feel.

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