Re-branding!

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!

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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.

705217_458606400897927_1887642474_oFor further details, contact the Venue Dressing Executive, Emma Henlan and also keep an eye on their website and Facebook page for details of exhibitions they are attending.

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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

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Peacock Feathers design by Uptight Clothing.

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Peacock Fantasy Gown by Romantic Threads.

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Custom design by Culture Bridal Couture.

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

Shoes

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Available from Uturn Utopia.

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Both shoes by T.U.K.

Bouquets

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Peacock brooch bouquet by NadezhdaBelokon.

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Peacock Feather Flower by Cherubino Crafts.

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Pretty and unusual bouquets by Change of hART.

Accessories

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Gorgeous hat by Victorian Mad Hatters Emporium.

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Elegant wedding collection by My Wedding Favours, Etc.

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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.

Cakes

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By Cakes and Cupcakes by Sam.

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Cupcake decorations by Cute Cupcake Decorations.

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Peacock wedding cake by Fine Cakes by Zehra

Everything Steampunk

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Necklace by snowdrop88.

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Beautiful jewellery by Victorian Curiosities.

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Amazing steampunk cake by Truly Scrumptious Cakes.

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