A Rube Goldberg machine and epic gamefest wedding #Wedding Porn#board games#chicago#games#illinois#short dress April 18 | Catherine Clark enidjcoleslaw The Rube Goldberg machine was kicked off by the combined weight of the bride and groom's rings on this scale. This wedding wasn't about dancing or put-on formality. Instead, it was about good old fashioned FUN and a whole lot of games. One of the main events was having all the guests help build a Rube Goldberg machine (think the game of Mouse Trap). As photographer Kyle Hepp tells us, the guests flew in from all over the world to celebrate the marriage of Ashley, an Illinois native, and Graham, who is from the UK. Also included: a pop quiz about the couple, homemade cookies and milk, a ceremony officiated by "The Rev for Whatev," jump ropes, giant dominoes, and tons of toys. Take a peek at the photos capturing the celebration. Heather & Marty's six-guest cultural center and city tour wedding This pair took serious advantage of the awesome locales in their new city of Chicago. After a $10(!!) cultural center ceremony and an amazing brunch... [more] Giant foam dominoes! Part of the Rube Goldberg machine. Check out the vid of the machine in action: For the rest of the story on this epic gamefest wedding, check out Kyle Hepp's blog post about the event. Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo Catherine Clark Catherine Clark (aka Superman) is Offbeat Bride's Editor + Project Wrangler and a Chicago-based freelance web consultant. In her spare time she loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video games and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, and cuddles with her feline fur baby. @enidjcoleslaw @whimsycatt PREVIOUS Amanda & Jose's DIY superhero wedding NEXT Why photographers shouldn't hide their nontraditional brides Toggle comments [ 5 ] I love it! This looks so fun – foam dominoes, milk & cookies and a Rube Goldberg machine? Brilliant! 0 agree Reply Aw, this was awesome! And I kind of love the fact that people had to help out with the machine. It's like marriage! Starts off with a couple rings, but can't just happen by itself. Sometimes it needs a little push… 3 agree Reply What a lovely and funtastic day! Love all of the elements you thought up, esp. the Rube Goldberg machine. Congratulations you two creative cats! 0 agree Reply OMG this is the ultimate wedding activity! BEST IDEA EVAAARRR!!! 0 agree Reply Wow, so exciting to see this wedding featured here, thank you!!! It was SUCH a fun night to be a part of. Ashley and Graham really did an awesome job of making this wedding about them and what they like and what their friends and family like, rather than worrying about fitting the mold. I loved every second of it! 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.