According to Urban Dictionary, steampunk is a subgenre of speculative fiction, usually set in an anachronistic Victorian or quasi-Victorian alternate history setting. It could be described by the slogan “What the past would look like if the future had happened sooner.” The term denotes works set in an era or world where STEAM POWER is still widely used—usually the 19th century, and often set in Victorian era England—but with prominent elements of either science fiction or fantasy, such as fictional technological inventions like those found in the works of H. G. Wells and Jules Verne.
Kerri and Zach’s steampunk inspired wedding was nothing short of fantastic, capturing the essence of Victorian world through wheels, watches, leather, buckles, and shades of copper, all of them combined following no other criteria than imagination without boundaries, shaping a different kind of aestheticism, focused on the beauty of the mechanics. From the bride’s bouquet to the groom’s boutonniere and from the centerpieces characterized with props of masks, goggles and cogwheels to the custom made three-wheeler with sidecar fit for the bride as their get-away transportation. All this with the north Georgia mountains as their backdrop. This entire DIY wedding was only made possible with the help of friends and family.
A little help from her four-legged friend. As Kerri decided to write down her vows, her trusted companion provided the support she needed. She is so adorable.
Kerri’s bridal attire didn’t disappoint either. Her bridal gown by Anya Bridal was Victorian inspired with off shoulder drape sleeves that made her look ethereal.
Zach wore a custom-made, maroon plaid Victorian suit with along with ascot, vest and tails from Trio Custom Clothiers in Atlanta that showcased a pocket watch which is a family heirloom.
Pre-wedding fun with the boys.
The Hiawassee River Retreat is set on 16 acres along side the rushing Hiawassee River and centrally located in the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains.
For more images, take a look at the video slideshow highlighting more from this Victorian Steampunk wedding.
Wedding Ceremony/Reception: Retreat at Hiawassee River
Wedding Planner: Crystal Contreras
Caterer: The Sawmill Place
Hair: Tiffany Jackson
Bride’s Dress: Anya Bridal
Bridesmaid Dress: Various
Groom suit: Trio Custom Clothiers
Groomsmen attire: Savvi Formalwear
Florist: Kennesaw Florist & Cookies
Cake Artist: Nothing Bundt Cakes