HELP!!! Which style of dress for Neo-Victorian themed wedding?

posted 4 years ago in Themes
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

I think both could look great! Why not go dress shopping and see what you like better, what suits your body better, what feels more comfortable, ect? Sounds like a fun wedding!

Post # 5
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Buzzing bee

WOW I love the idea. We are vaguely contemplating doing something steampunk-themed in Florida as well. Can I ask what part of Florida you are in?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

One more hahah: http://www.empblog.com/2010/05/stacy%E2%80%A2eric-married/

 

I think in both of these, the dress the bride wore is very literal. You could do something like you said- sheath or ball gown, and reference steampunk through accessories, and other wedding things like decor, invites, BM dresses, etc, if you wanted to stay more traditional yourself!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: Central Park

Normally I would say to go period correc but I know how hot Florida is even in October and you will be miserable. Go with the lighter sheath dress. 

Post # 9
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Helper bee

I would say something similar to this would be upholding the theme, but also not have you sweltering at your wedding.

Post # 10
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Blushing bee

That dress is more Edwardian then Victorian.   I suggest looking at Victorian pictures or Royality to get inspiration.   I did love the dress of Alexandra Fedorovna.

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

Maybe you could get a ballgown in a light fabric? Or, if it’s within your budget, have the ballgown for the ceremony and pictures, and change into the sheath dress for the reception? I’m mostly saying this because I love the look of Victorian gowns, though! XD And double check with your venue (if you’re going through a formal venue instead of picking a random public place) and see if they provide things like fans or air conditioners. One venue I like provides air conditiners and heaters for their outdoor pavilion.

Post # 13
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Ian Stuart Claridges feels very steampunk to me, and you could always remove the jacket for the outdoors parts if its too hot!!

Post # 14
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Blushing bee

Those two pics look Neo-Edwardian. 

I found this picture of Tsarina Alexandera Fedorovna’s Coronation dress from 1896.  Sadly it is believed that her wedding dress was ruinned during the revolution of 1917.

Maybe you could have something similar to this?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee

Another view with the back.  It would have been rounded at the end.

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