Monday Montage: lovely ladies, staggering steampunks, gorgeous goths and dazzling dancers #Reader Round-up#Wedding Porn#bouquet#dancing#dia de los muertos#first dance#goth#halloween#hat#rainy#reception dress#steampunk#umbrella#victorian November 29 | Coco Rosenquist 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. Watch out. Jessica, has a gun and she knows how to use it… … 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. Photo courtesy of N Barrett Photography Speaking of antiques, how neat is Adrian's antique, gold locket? 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! Photo by Justin Evans Photography The only thing better then one uber hot bride in a gorgeous wedding dress… TWO beautiful ladies in lovely dresses. Reinventing the tuxedo with offbeat grooms It's time for a little inappropriate staring and offbeat groom ogling. This one is dedicated to grooms who are reinventing the tuxedo — top hats,... [more] Photo by Ross Zentner Photography 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. Photo thanks to Continuum Photography Dancing photos are my favorite. This costume-filled Conga Line from Alyson and Jeff's wedding certainly doesn't disappoint. Photo by Mike Whitaker Alex and Greg do a damn good job at pulling off this American Gothic inspired wedding photo. 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. Photos by Ben and Angie from Angelica Peady Photography 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. 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! Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Coco Rosenquist Coco was Offbeat Bride's third intern, and resident fashionista. She lives in Los Angeles. PREVIOUS Wedding and honeymoon tips from Fiji NEXT Melissa & Erik's cheap, elegant, drumming & roller skating wedding Toggle comments [ 15 ] weddings like in fairytale. like it Reply 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! 4 agree Reply That last picture reminds me of "Edward Scissorhands" when she's dancing in the snow. So beautiful!! 2 agree Reply 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 Reply 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! 3 agree Reply 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. Reply 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…. Reply The wedding at the Edgar Allen Poe museum……….need details! That dress is unbelievable! 4 agree Reply I think this has been one of my fav. Monday Montages so far!!! 1 agrees Reply 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… <3 1 agrees Reply Thanks for pointing that out. While the second photo may appear more Victorian then "steampunk," their overall wedding had a "steampunk/victorian" theme. And on OBB we like to let the brides label and self-identify. 3 agree Reply 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. http://www.tor.com/blogs/2009/10/steampunk-101 It's more than just a blending of modern technology with a Victorian feel. Reply nice. works for me. i'm all about the brides being in control! Reply Okay I try to avoid saying I want *THAT* but where did Autumn of Autumn and Robert get that umbrella?!?!? I love it bunches! Reply Oooh, I know! That's Gallery Serpentine design. http://www.galleryserpentine.com.au P. Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. 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