This pair wanted to stay true to themselves despite overwhelming pressure from friends and family. But they found the right balance between pressure and advice and totally made it work. We're now looking at a gorgeous outdoor wedding-in-the-round, bicycle-themed decor, and a two-day celebration that allowed for a reception free from anxiety.
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We love featuring a truly diverse range of real weddings, from highly stylized theme weddings to elopements to uber-simple no decor weddings.
Time Lords, Daleks, the TARDIS, and two hearts… this truly is a Doctor Who extravaganza. The groom tells this tale and you can totally tell that this is truly his dream wedding. We're psyched that this geek boy found his perfect geek girl. Oh, and just try to keep the tears at bay when you read the groom's vows. Siiiiigh.
This philanthropic pair made sure that everyone from their esteemed colleagues to their artistic and genealogically-inclined friends had something awesome to do besides dancing at their reception. Add that to their spectacular venue and vintage Caddy ambulance getaway car, and you'll be in love. Oh, and get your hankies for the father/daughter dance photo!
This pair chose a sleek Las Vegas hotel suite as the venue for their intimate wedding. Some Portal and Mass Effect details, a super sexy burgundy gown, and even a surprise tuxedo shirt were some of the awesome details that made this wedding all their own. Plus, you'll love the bride's favorite moment (spoiler: it's before the wedding!).
This three-day celebration is all about color, amazing hand-carved landscapes, and fab entertainment. We're talking stilt-walkers, costumes, lasers, and a pre-wedding disco party where everyone wore bridesmaids dresses! And just wait until you see how these two crafted their rings. Hint: it involves a neuroscientist!
This pair loves their Elder Scrolls and Game of Thrones and managed to seamlessly integrate their geeky interests into their decor. They also totally found a way to hack their social anxiety by having escape routes and special signals when things got too overwhelming. Plus, you'll love the bride's black Dr. Marten's hidden under her floofy white dress!
A second marriage = a second chance to craft a wedding that's totally you, right? Well this pair combined an outdoorsy winter theme with Bavarian food and style for a magical, wintry, totally cozy wedding. Do not miss the horse-drawn carriage, the red hearts theme (including on the bride's ring finger!), and the nom-worthy food list!
Theater work totally prepares you for planning a wedding, this we know. So approaching this event as a big production worked in this pair's favor. Totally budget-conscious as well as completely stylish, they used DIY projects and community help for their theater-inspired decor and themes. But the father/daughter dance/impromptu skit takes the cake!
Thrifted tea pots and finger sandwiches make our pinkies lift involuntarily. It's only natural that we'd squee over this wedding: the handmade purple dress masterpiece, the seamlessly integrated interfaith details, and the geeky book details are stellar. Don't miss how Strictly Ballroom may have subliminally influenced the bride's decision to marry her groom!
A glossary program, library book ring holder, author table names, and a big old stack of books made out of cake — we LOVE book week! This wedding is a double dose of awesome with a ceremony and reception at a California vineyard and a second reception in Glasgow, Scotland! We're glad a book kept these two together so we could see this wedding!
Beakers, test tubes, stacks of books, and a rocket dog — get ready for some steamy fun in this one! This super-organized pair also offered a stamping station, amazing steampunk hand fans, centerpieces you'll drool over, and a pre-game shot that was more than any of them bargained for.