Steampunk meets Anthropologie

Photographer Crissy Farah sent me over this amazing creative collaboration between herself, event designers Sugar & Fluff, and wedding coordinator Kerrie of Platinum Weddings by Kerrie. With the hope of inspiring brides to step outside of the box, and the trend of couples having smaller intimate weddings, they wanted to help share how much an impact style and extras like lighting and locations can really make an event wow.


steampunk wedding ideas

More about their design inspiration from Sugar & Fluff, Our main goal was to gussy up something ‘different’ that was inspired by the hottest trend of industrial design in early 2010: the Steampunk movement! Complimented with what we like to call Steampunk meets Anthropologie, the team thought of displaying avant-garde pieces by meshing hard, tarnished elements of the early industrial period with floral and feminine elements of design. Essentially, we treated the venue like an exhibit where the pieces imitated art and history displays in a museum for guests to observe and interact with.

steampunk wedding ideas

Our floral design was inspired by the rough elements on display and we decided to use earthy/neutral colors to compliment like the floral cabbage. Because we strayed away from vibrant hues, we focused on texture and variety by creating a variety of paper flowers that adorned the table scape and cake. We brought in the richness of the purple through the use of a unique spanish moss, rich in violets and blues.

steampunk wedding groom

Love her dress and purple jacket – and his style totally rocks! Very eclectic and creative.

bride with a purple jacket

steampunk bride

steampunk bride

For the table, we connected the lighting structure with the table runner through replication of design–the light cords that hung low dangled clear lightbulbs right above the runner, which also had a rhythm of a “light imitating” meadow. Large Gear-like objects were hung around the lights to reflect the fusion of organic round edges and geometric shapes.

steampunk wedding ideas

I love the table display with the lightbulbs, paper flowers, and moss!

steampunk wedding ideas

steampunk wedding ideas

Our color palette consisted of colors from oxidized metal such as accents of seafoam green, copper, burgundy, gold and baby blue. We also used shades of violets and blues to tie the scheme together with some rich jewel tones. We strived to use overlooked items and turn them into treasured artifacts.

kale bouquet



Thanks again for creating such an original and inspiring design idea to share with us! Big thanks to these amazing vendors:

photography: // Photographer: Christine Farah Photography // Event Design & Florals: Sugar and Fluff // Coordinator: Platinum weddings by kerrie // Venue: Bluebird Cafe // Cake: Simply Layered // Bridal Gown Designer: Salby Nahapetian // Lighting: Prop Fx Production // Rentals: Classic Party Rentals