Hello lovely followers!

I hope you like the new blog name! I decided to change the name from Lightfoot Weddings, as I felt AlternaBrides more accurately reflected the content of the blog.

I hope you like it!


Eyescream Jewelry

1015283_10151664136833330_2000770274_oEyescream Jewelry produces striking Gothic and Victorian inspired jewellery.

Ruby Silver-Smith has been crafting for over 26 years, receiving encouragement and inspiration from her grandmother and her collection of costume and antique jewellery.

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1015057_10151665653483330_1987256816_oRuby regularly produces custom and one of a kind pieces.

Check out her Etsy store to see her current designs or contact her for a custom order.

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Hallowe’en by Creative Bridal Solutions

il_fullxfull.154477940 il_fullxfull.259847443I posted about Creative Bridal Solutions a while back. I really love their collections of damask bridal accessories and was really pleased to see some Hallowe’en themes.

il_fullxfull.70128921Nightmare Before Christmas/Jack & Sally themed weddings are ever popular and I love these garters and the Jack & Sally cake topper.

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My Immortal Visions Memory Book

1002088_479601965449336_1294745341_n il_fullxfull.468512297_syvdI recently did a post about the gorgeous cards and memory books produced by Immortal Visions and I was so attracted to Melissa Walker’s creations, that I commissioned a memory book for my hen weekend photos.

IMG_6727 IMG_6728I sent Melissa the photos I wanted to be included in the book and a general colour scheme that I wanted: purple and black, polka dots and damask.

I was blown away by what she went away and created. She has created something beautiful and unique to my vintage tea party.

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Dream Dressings

0_0_0_0_250_166_csupload_56979415_largeDream Dressings is a family fun venue dressing business based in the West Midlands.

They first came to my attention when I stumbled across their photos of a black and purple themed wedding.

480_318_csupload_56981224They offer a wide variety of wedding packages to suit any budget and they also work closely with other family run businesses to ensure you receive a bespoke service for your special day.

Their dressings are striking and classy and if you can’t see a package that quite suits you, they also offer a bespoke package so you get exactly what you want.

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Peacock theme ideas

I’ve been coming across some fantastic peacock themed wedding ideas lately so I thought they deserved their own post. The thing with such a colourful theme, it’s probably wise to go easy on the feathers and the teal or it could quite easily go into overkill.

Dress ideas


Peacock Feathers design by Uptight Clothing.


Peacock Fantasy Gown by Romantic Threads.


Custom design by Culture Bridal Couture.


Victorian Peacock by Anna Osterwald. Perfectly twinned with a masquerade theme. I first spotted this image on  the Top Banana Weddings Facebook page.



Available from Uturn Utopia.

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Both shoes by T.U.K.



Peacock brooch bouquet by NadezhdaBelokon.


Peacock Feather Flower by Cherubino Crafts.

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Pretty and unusual bouquets by Change of hART.



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Gorgeous hat by Victorian Mad Hatters Emporium.

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Elegant wedding collection by My Wedding Favours, Etc.


Teal wedding ensemble by All4Brides.

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Invitations by Woodlark Designs

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Bird cage card boxes by Southbury Treasures.

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Sashes, fascinators and jewellery by Peace and Glory Details.


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By Cakes and Cupcakes by Sam.


Cupcake decorations by Cute Cupcake Decorations.


Peacock wedding cake by Fine Cakes by Zehra

Everything Steampunk



I’ve been in a bit of a steampunk mode since becoming thoroughly absorbed by Gail Carriger’s Parasol Protectorate novels, so I’ve been hunting the internets for fabulous steampunky wedding themes.

I came across this series of book covers by Nekro for a series of steampunk novels by Liesel Schwarz that I thought were wonderfully striking and I could just imagine them printed up and being used for funky decor.



Now, without further ado, here are various items that caught my eye….

The amazing Romantic Threads have a whole range of Steampunk Gothic Victorian gowns that are quite breathtaking.

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KMK Designs have some cool steampunk outfits. Their dresses are also available in a variety of fabrics and colours. Custom design is also an option.

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Steampunk Bazaar have a variety of dresses for a steampunk themed wedding.


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The rest of their website is a treasure trove of steampunk accessories.

Not that I need an excuse to look at Demonia shoes, but they have a wide range of steampunk themed boots and shoes. Here are just some of my favourites.

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This stunning bouquet can be made to order from Ditsy Bride.

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They also make these stunning steampunk corsages.

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And what about this darling wand for your flower girl?



As usual, Etsy is a gold mine of steampunk themed jewellery and should be easy to find something suited to your tastes.

Steampunk with dragons necklace by Nocturne Handcrafts.



Necklace by snowdrop88.



Beautiful jewellery by Victorian Curiosities.

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Amazing steampunk cake by Truly Scrumptious Cakes.