Monday Montage: historically-inspired wedding outfits of epic proportions

March 7 |


After browsing the Offbeat Bride Flickr pool this week, I started obsessing over all of these fabulously ornate and historically influenced wedding costumes. Let me tell you, the details on these outfits are impressive. Now, I share with you a couple of fabulous Renn Faire dresses, some stately steampunk gear, and two fantastic vintage duos.

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Photo by Laura Linder Photography
MrsCherry finally had her princess moment when she got weddinged to Justin at the Renn Faire. This photo looks like an ancient painting of a royal family. And how cute is that royal baby?! AWW.


Jenni and Rik had ninety days to get married so that Rik could obtain a Visa. So, they had a small elopement in Sedona, AZ. They donned vintage garb inspired by the 1900s. Jenni wore a romantically flowly, bell-sleeved gown with some bad ass, lace-up, victorian boots.

Running through the Faire…
Photo by Jen of Pink Light Images
Brandon and Katrina got married at the Renaissance Faire in Waxahachie, TX. Katrina dressed like a princess and Brandon like a pirate. In this photo it looks like Brandon just rescued Katrina from the castle and now they are making their escape…

The Elephant Ride @ Scarborough Faire, Waxahachie TX
Photo by Jen of Pink Light Images
…then hopping on this elephant to make their final getaway!

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Photo courtesy of Therese Karlsson
This couple had a steampunk-themed wedding at the Museum Gustavianum in Sweden. Their wedding theme was inspired by the book, "The Ultimate Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy." The bride even made a paper bouquet out of it! They totally nailed it. Just take a closer look at the bride's amazing headpiece!

Photo thanks to Jennifer Peel
The train in the background totally sets the perfect scene for this couple's 1940s-themed wedding. They look classic.

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Photo by Zach at Kaptive Photography
Tera looked absolutely stunning as her father walked her down the aisle in her amazing blue and gold corset and white tulle overskirt! Her outfit was just too good for shoes.

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Photo thanks to David McNeil Wedding Photography
Fiona and Mark had a swanky, steampunk and Edwardian themed wedding at the Signet Library, in Edinburgh, Scotland. I love all of the decadent details, like Fiona's bedazzled shoes and their hot air balloon cake.

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  1. The hipster Clift Hotel wedding – aren't those the same shoes Carrie wears in the first SATC movie where she marries Big?

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  2. I adore the 1940s shot with the uniform and the train. The bride is just incredibly beautiful, as is everything else.

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  3. Hot diggedy damn, I am not going to enter the Renaissance Magazine wedding contest now, I know when I am beat. Such lovely couples!

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  4. HOW FUN IS THIS!
    I knew at some point there had to be a blog entry for these couples! I'm so excited because I have another small Ren Faire wedding in april…and I get to explore the grounds even more this time around! Congrats to all for gorgeous images! :)

    PS just so you know – the entire bridal party of Brandon & Katrina also dressed up. Pirates on Brandon's side, Royal family on Katrina's!

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  5. The couple running together is so Princess Bride!

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  6. Thanks OBB for featuring us again! I'm beginning to feel like an internet celebrity!

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  7. I love the shot from the 1940s themed wedding. Please can we have more information on this wedding?

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  8. Aww, I love the Ren Faire pics, especially Brandon and Katrina from my own hometown Scarborough Faire! And the steampunk weddings are lovely, detailed, and inspiring. That's why this site has become one of my recent favourites; people in love expressing their creativity, sense of fun, and passion for their shared interests as well as each other.

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    • Please get photos on flickr and submit your profile!! Looks awesome! Love the grooms gear!

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  9. These historical wedding ensembles make my heart sing! The couples look amazing and so very happy. I highly approve of this Monday Montage!

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  10. I want to read full profiles for all of these!!! (esp the 1940's and princess/pirate weddings)

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  11. Ugh, looking at these photos make me get the itch for ren faire! I can't wait to get back into my garb :D

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  12. Wow, that first photo DOES look like an ancient painting. At first glance I thought it was, until I saw the groom's out-of-place smile. How freaking cool is that photo!!

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    • I am actually getting the picture done in a painting by a man on etsy, so I can hang it up in our home! The photog that took this is amazing. So glad that we could have two talented people to catch the day. One of the photogs actually made all of the garb that everyone wore that day too!

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  13. Can we pretty, pretty please see the bride profile for that Edinburgh wedding? I'm about ready to explode of curious glee!

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    • I guess I could submit it. I hadn't because I didn't think it would be accepted for various reasons.

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      • Fiona,

        The shoes are absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to have similar pair in either black or pewter gray. I can't find anything remotely like these online.

        Where did you find your steampunk shoes? Or did you create them yourself?

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  14. I want to steal that blue peacock feather corset. Her blue hair makes it even more awesome.

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  15. Does anyone know where Fiona found her steampunk shoes? Or did she create them herself?

    The shoes are absolutely gorgeous! I'd love to have similar pair in either black or pewter gray. I've looked and looked online but nothing comes close to these.

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