I recently helped photograph a wedding in Huron which I was told would be extremely interesting. I admit I was curious about what exactly that may entail, after all, most, if not all, weddings now-a-days contain both traditional and unique aspects in some combination. Well, my imagination, which I have considered in the past to be quite active, could not have conceived the concept of Lydia and Greg’s wedding.
In Lydia’s words, the wedding was “goth-steampunk" (after nicely correcting my “goth-like” definition wrongly applied to a facebook post). Of course, being the curious type, I had to google "steampunk” to investigate exactly what this term meant. According to Wikipedia, steampunk means "airships, gears, industries, and Victorian clothing.” Steampunk clothing itself may not be the most traditional Victorian dress, but adds a fun twist to it, using futuristic and mechanical accessories, to create an interesting and innovative look. Visually, the combination of textures and styles, from delicate lace, in combination with leather and brass buckles, time pieces and top hat, combined for a visual feast.
Yes, this was a fun loving bunch who actually came down in the aisle in various combinations of dance and theatre. The ceremony itself included a “hand tying” ritual from which the officiant told the guests, "This is where the phrase 'tying the knot' comes from!" I am always happy to learn a new fact (if I can remember it for 24 hours afterward is another story).
Many of the bridal party wore corsets. I’ve often said I would have loved to have lived during the era of corsettes and lace. After talking to one of the girls, who looked utterly adorable with a tiny little waist, who said, it’s fine except I can’t breathe or bend!, perhaps I’ll be content with just enjoying the view from behind my lens!
Whole lotta creativity, whole lotta love! Congratulations, Lydia and Greg!!!