Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Steampunks: The Wedding

I was so honored to have been chosen to create decorative elements for a steampunk wedding and this weekend, the wedding day finally arrived!  The event took place at the fabulous Marvimon House in Los Angeles, a gorgeous mix of raw brick, velvet drapes, succulent living walls, vintage lighting, and a gorgeous sunny courtyard.

We had all manner of inventive gadgetry and mechanical mayhem, starting with blueprint wedding programs, all rolled and presented in a pile of vintage suitcases.

Long dark wood trestle tables were set with simple china and linens, and each place setting featured vintage library cards embellished with brass or copper gears and a be-ribboned brass key.

Photo credit: Narinder Walia

Lit by mercury glass candle-holders and hidden LED lights, centerpieces included the popular ray gun, emblazoned with a banner reading "Stop... in the name of love!"....


..."Passing Time with Rosie the Robot," completely assembled from the workings of several vintage clocks,

... "Night View Porthole,"  complete with test tube and Edison bulbs,

... "Butterfly Under Glass," an intricate papercut fantasy butterfly perched on a bed of moss under a glass and copper dome, 

 ... and "Literary Garden of Eden," carved from an old Benjamin Disraeli biography, featuring Adam, Eve, and the Tree of Life.

Other elements included these custom silhouettes of the happy couple...


... this photoshopped piece of "Victorian-ish" photography.

And for all you "Dune" fans, the very original and creative wedding couple ordered the most "interesting" cake I've ever seen --- the Sandworm --- spicy carrot cake with cream cheese filling.  I just had to share this with you!

Now it's time to enjoy the party!

Photo credit: Narinder Walia

1 comment:

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