What is more romantic than the Victorian Era and the Industrial Revolution? The Bustle, Sherlock Holmes, Queen Anne Towers, and Steamships. The era of inquisitive brassy women, romance novels, and factories. Steampunk has taken hold in America as a trend, not just for fangirls and sporting gentlemen of a certain nature. I, for one, LOVE ALL THINGS steampunk!
Steampunk is a modern genre taking inspiration from great authors such as Wells, Shelly and Verne. Originating in the late 1970's through literature, it has gained a renewed popularity in the past decade. Here are a few great quotes that describe Steampunk better than I can.
"Steampunk is an eclectic world of cogs and rivets. It is airships, goggles and steam. It is ROMANCE. It is traveling on clouds and diving beneath rugged waves. It is adventure." ~Aether Emporium
"Steampunk is...a joyous fantasy of the past, allowing us to revel in a nostalgia for what never was. It is a literary playground for adventure, spectacle, drama, escapism, and exploration. But most of all, it is FUN!
We first met Kelley at a bridal show and after speaking with her about their steampunk wedding, I will admit, I was willing to beg to photograph this wedding. Fortunately, it didn't come to that. After a few more bridal show sitings, they picked thier venue and booked us. (I was THRILLED!). Kelley is such a joy to be around. She is adventurous and sassy and Justin complements her so well. With his humor and smile, the two light up a room when together.
Take a trip with me, through Kelley and Justin's classic steampunk wedding.
Location: The Cetwick, Asheboro, NC
Catering: Visions Catering