A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter
Photos by friends, Laura and Heather

Offbeat partner: Phil, Web Designer

Offbeat partner: Joi, Billing

Date and location of wedding: The Hobbit House, Port Orchard, Washington — October 13, 2017

Our offbeat wedding at a glance:

We didn't have a theme necessarily, but stuck with fall colors and personal favorites when it came to details. We're nerdy and unconventional so the location, cake, and favors were, too.

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

Tell us about the ceremony:

We had our friend, Laura read a poem, followed by my wife and I taking a candle each and lighting one big candle as a symbol of our love coming together as one. We then did our vows while exchanging rings in front of the Hobbit house at The Brothers Greenhouses in Port Orchard, Washington.

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

Tell us about your reception:

We ate at a Italian restaurant, called Massimo Bar & Grill. Pizza, of course!

Our favors included a CD which we both put together, LEGO Star Wars lightsabers, customized M&M's which had our surname, wedding date, and initials printed on them, a Harry Potter Gringotts bag which had a chocolate coin inside, and lastly, a small candle which had a lemongrass scent which we labeled as "Shire scented."

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

What was your most important lesson learned?

Wedding planning can be stressful, but we had help from our friends and family for which we are both very grateful. If you're planning a wedding, don't to be afraid to ask for help!

Also, don't be afraid to go down the unconventional route with your wedding. Remember that the special day is yours and your partner's, so do whats best for you both.

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

A nerdy wedding in Washington with nods to LotR, Star Wars, and Harry Potter

Vendors

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  1. Wow wow wow!!! That location and the colours and the photos and and and Wow!!

    1 agrees
  2. What a wonderful setting and couple! If I had to do it over again, I'd do something like this. Wishing you a lifetime of happiness.

  3. I remember the groom from a UK documentary on his family! Phil, I was rooting for you and thrilled to see you so both so happy. Everything about this wedding is awesome and stunning. Wishing you long loving years together, and I hope you're adapting easily to life in the US… sorry for our president.

    6 agree
  4. When you've been to both of those places and your mind is blown ­čśÇ
    What a beautiful wedding! Such a beautiful couple and I love how happy they look.

  5. Indeed a very wonderful setup. This is really good! Great photography!

    Congratulations to this wonderful couple

  6. The location, the snazzy dressing (I'm crazy for a good, all-black suit and that shirt and tie? Hits the right spot.), the setup, the JOY AND THE LOVE askgslkhf. And all caught on such excellent photos. My happy intake quota for the day was just amply helped along the way!

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