My fiancé Will and I celebrated our engagement with a shoujo manga (Japanese girls' comics)-themed party, complete with DIY manga decorations, a magical cake, and all of our wonderful friends. Like many brides-to-be, I spent a ridiculous amount of time scouring the internet for ideas on how to decorate our small venue on a non-existing budget, as well as incorporate our nerdy little theme. Here's a little recap of the decorations…
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The Day of the Doctor is coming in honor of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary. What better way to relish one of our fave fandoms than to have a Doctor Who theme week? Today we've got a vintage dress, a huge homemade Dalek (and mini flower girl Dalek!), and a wedding guide made for us to "not panic!" It's a sci-fi wedding… so say us all!
The Day of the Doctor is coming in honor of Doctor Who's 50th anniversary. What better way to relish one of our fave fandoms than to have a Doctor Who theme week? Today we've got a pair with a penchant for books, comics, and of course, the 10th Doctor! The groom even wore his signature suit. They both wore Chucks, carried Sonic Screwdrivers, and had a lovely handfasting to boot.
Let me just leave this here: Adventure Time cake, custom manga shoes, retro pin-up style, and a killer aviation museum venue. We can't even get over the CAKE! You have to see it. Plus, all the awesome group shots in the museum and the sweet kissy-face shots. And let's not forget the whispered naughty secrets during the portrait session in the comic book store!
Breakfast-for-dinner is a concept we can totally get behind. Especially when it's backed up by DC comics Converse, Mad Libs, handmade pinwheels, an awesome poem written by the bride's brother, …oh, and donuts instead of cake! Just watch out for the little heartbreaker in the suspenders on the dance floor. He's irresistible.
These two had some interesting dilemmas: managing expectations from a very Catholic family and a not-so-Catholic family, balancing the needs of disabilities and the recovery community, and having a super low budget. But we can all learn from this bride's kick-ass attitude about keeping things accessible and authentic! Plus, we're totally behind any wedding that ends with a D&D campaign.
This pair's mutual love of Nightwing and Batgirl was the epic backdrop for their superhero-sized wedding. There were lots of guests, lots of amazing superhero-themed gear, and a giant cityscape to burst through at the reception. Let's hope they can save the world with their superhuman love.
This week it's all about the excitement of wedding prep in our reader round-up. We have sci-fi-esque Save the Date video teasers, comic book invitations, wedding crafts, a cute hedgehog, and even the coolest wedding countdown calendar you've ever seen. Oh, and I show off some of my favorite wedding purchases that you've made recently. So let's throw our hands (and paper hearts?) in the air and say "Yay for wedding planning!"…
Superheroes, NERF guns, fancy lighting, and an epic fireworks show with heart-shaped fireworks? You know we're in like Flynn. Just try and hold back the goosebumps when you hear what the best man said to his big brother. SO CUTE! We're in for geeky, we're in for awesome… we're in for geeky awesome!
This couple transmogrified their wedding into an ultimate Calvin and Hobbes dance party. Everything from the stationery to the cake toppers had the handwriting look of a stuffed tiger and his favorite boy. You're gonna love the ring bearer's striped shirt and the way he hugs his tiger friend in these pictures. Grab your wagon and let's go look!