It's dangerous to go alone: Morgan & Rob take each other at their Legend of Zelda wedding

Hero and Princess
Photos by Elis Ramos Garcia

The Offbeat Bride: Morgan, Video Editor

Her offbeat partner: Rob, Bookseller

Date and location of wedding: Schwabenhof Banquets in Menomonee Falls, WI — September 13, 2014

Our offbeat wedding at a glance: Rob and I are huge geeks and one nerdy thing we really love is cosplay. We've been dressing up and heading to conventions since we started dating. So when we sat down to think of what theme we wanted for our wedding: a costume ball of fantasy, sci-fi, comic books, anime, etc.

Wedding Party Invitation

Galant Guys

Beautiful Ladies

Attire was one of the first things that came to our minds. Plus, having made the majority of our personal cosplays, I got to show off my sewing skills by making the groomsmen's, flower girl's, ringbearer's, and fairy godmother-in-law and fairy god-aunts' outfits. Rob and I are also artistic and wanted to use our skills to save some money on decorations, invitations, and favors. Rob, with his clay skills, created the centerpieces for the tables, and I drew the invitations, favors, and gifts for my bridesmaids.

legend of zelda and neverending story invitations

Invite 3

Exchanging Rings

Tell us about the ceremony:
The ceremony was really special to us. We wrote out our vows together and one of our best, closest friends got ordained online so she could perform the ceremony. It meant so much to have someone so close to us marry us. We had my cousin, Sara, read the children's book Love Monster. It's really close to our hearts not only because Rob got it for me as a gift when I was feeling down once, but since Rob's art is primarily ceramic monsters, it fit perfectly.

At the end of the ceremony, going along with the theme of us dressing as characters from the Legend of Zelda, when we had our first kiss, I had the DJ play the "getting an item" sound effect from the game.

Husband and Wife!

Part of Reception Map

Princess Bride Table

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Smooth Criminal

My funniest moment:
One of Rob's cousins, James, dressed as Michael Jackson, and when "Smooth Criminal" came on, he ran to the middle of the floor and showed off his moves and took over dancing. He'd been practicing for a year! Then, another one of Rob's cousins, Joey, (dressed as Krillin from Dragon Ball Z) ran out to the floor and showed off his ninja dance moves. They had the most epic dance-off for the entire song.

Krillin

Now I see the Light

My favorite moment:
The first dance with Rob was awesome! We danced to "I See the Light" from Disney's Tangled. Our groomsman, Carlos, and his wife, Allie, taught us a Rumba routine. We practiced for weeks and when everything came together, even with a few mistakes, it was amazing.

Twirl

Father-in-Law/Daughter-in-Law Dance

And finally, the last dance of the night was to "Rainbow Connection." It's a very important song to Rob and to end our night, slow dancing to Kermit the Frog, was the perfect finale to our perfect day.

Jedi and Queen Amidala

Kaylie and Jayne

Romantic Kiss

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  1. I love Zelda! The ceremony looks like a lot of fun. It's awesome that your guests cosplayed as well. All of the outfits look great!

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  2. As I said on Instagram,whenever I think back on my raver days of the '90s and consider what subcultures now are having as much ridiculous, non-ironic, unabashed fun as we had then… I always think of cosplayers!! Morgan & Rob are clearly having a fucking blast. Love this soooo harrrd!

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  3. Your wedding looks beautiful, and so much fun!! Thanks for sharing it 🙂 Wishing you many many more fun filled times

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  4. Ahh! One of your guests has the same hobbit-feet slippers as my fiance! 😀

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  5. I love the "getting an item" song. That is my ringtone for text messages – love that you are using it in your ceremony for the first kiss. How cute!

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  6. YEAH! We had a video game inspired engagement party, and we dressed as Link and Zelda! Your costumes are amazing! 🙂

  7. Heh. Yeah, we used Link's Song as our processional, and then played the Final Fantasy Victory Music after the kiss/for the recessional. During the processional we had friends who recognized the pretty, classical piano piece holding their mouths trying not to laugh, but by the recessional all our friends realized it was okay and burst out laughing.

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  8. HOW DO YOU MAKE THOSE SHOULDER ARMOR PANELS???
    Your outfit is freaking amazing. I've been making a similar dress (not for the wedding, sadly, though we are walking in to the theme from the original Legend of Zelda!) and I cannot figure out how to craft those things.

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