I really wanted to keep in the nerdy wedding vibe going with my shoe choice, so I began searching for Doctor Who or Star Wars shoes that were cute and not more than $50. Yeah, I know… I'm dreaming. So instead I bought a pair of shoes from Payless and decided to paint them. Here's my step-by-step guide to painting my shoes…
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of doctor who posts.
This week we're celebrating woodsy, outdoor weddings before it gets too cold. Today we've got lots of fandoms, lots of amazing cakes, and of course, lots of amazing forest-y scenery well into the night. Don't miss the bride's amazing multicolored corset dress, the DIY TARDIS photo booth, and the many amazing geeky-meets-entomology centerpieces.
A little Alice in Wonderland, a smidge of Doctor Who, and two geeky kids in the Philippines tie the knot, geek-style. With a pink princess gown, little Alices and Ums running around, and some crafty projects, there was no way this wasn't going to be fun. Not even a typhoon warning was stopping it. Oh, and wait until you hear about the family's first dance starring an Xbox!
Y'all know we love our rainy weddings at Offbeat Bride, and this is one for the frickin books. Chad & Eric got married at Kualoa Ranch on an overcast Hawaiian day. Their first-look photos are some of the most epically sweet I've ever seen: Eric's suit is sprinkled with raindrops as he tries not to cry in Chad's arms (squeee!). The couple positively shine through the soggy conditions, roaming the beaches and posing like fashion icons.
Continuing in the spirit of superhero week here at Offbeat Bride, tag along with us to the Santa Barbara Zoo. Bridget and Sam got married there earlier this spring surrounded by subtle hints of superherodom: Batman cufflinks, a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle bow tie, the 11th Doctor and Amy Pond cake toppers… wait, what's that? The Doctor isn't a superhero? He is in my heart, okay, let me have my little pleasures, IT TOTALLY COUNTS.
A life-size TARDIS, a TARDIS cake, a Doctor Who officiant, and loads of sci-fi details… you space-theme lovers are in for a treat. Add in the convertible gold dress, the DIYed heart backdrop, and the heart-melting father/daughter waltz, and you'll see how sweet sci-fi can be. Oh, and this bride has some SERIOUSLY good anecdotes for taking on too much and asking for help.
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.
Erika and Emmanuel chose a Raleigh, North Carolina Moroccan restaurant called Babylon for their ceremony and reception spot. The venue's brightly colored interior and exterior definitely complemented the fun vibe of the day! Wedding decor included wedding flags decorated with hearts and flags that read "Yay" and "Huzzah," and Erika and Emmanuel carried their own "Mr. and Mrs. Emmerika" flags.