Give us some sumptuous dark decor, a lush forest ceremony bathed in candlelight, and a super gorgeous gothic couple who totally know how to put an ensemble together. Add in a few D&D and wizard touches, and we're all on this geeky-gothic train. Plus, we love any family who is down for anything as long as there's cake.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of dungeons and dragons posts.
I'm an avid player of all tabletop roleplaying games. But my favorite, the one I keep coming back to, is good ol' Dungeons and Dragons. I have played characters at all levels, from a 1st-level rogue who could get knocked out if a goblin sneezed on her the wrong way to a 27th-level bard who ultimately became the avatar of a god, and everything in between. I've scoured books and websites looking for just the right prestige class, feat, or special ability to make my characters the very best they could be. But what does this have to do with wedding planning? Or budgeting? Turns out, quite a lot…
Butterflies, dragons, and cloud canopies, oh my! Yep, we said a cloud canopy… that actually lit up like a cloud! That and the bride's amazing monarch butterfly bouquet is only two pieces of the gorgeous puzzle that makes up this wedding. You'll also want to see the leaf guestbook, wedding mascot giveaway, and the fantasy geek soundtrack of your dreams.
These Geeky Gamer wedding invitations are just the tip of the nerdy iceberg that is Dynamic Wedding Stationery's geeky wedding invitation choices. From science nerds to gamer geeks and everything in between, all my geeks brethren will be thinking "these ARE the [invites] I've been looking for"…
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.
Emily and Tim take the prize for masters of subtlety. At a glance, you may not even notice the bitchin' geeky and superhero details because everything is just so damned elegant! But those details are there and they are FUN: a little red capelet (to match Emily's subtle fire engine red hair streaks), D20 cookie favors, and their Batman and Superman sneakers.
This hodgepodge of rainbows and sunny moments has lots of creative awesomeness and colorful memories! The bright rainbow dress! The boyfriend's orange vest! The quiddich robes! The skit before the vows! You guys, tune in for a team that pulled together and laughed together and serenaded the nerves away….
I proposed to my girlfriend after a session of Dungeons and Dragons, with an engagement ring that held not a diamond, but a twenty-sided die. When I hit on the d20 ring, I knew it would be perfect for her… Plus, cheesy as it sounds, I do feel like I rolled a natural 20 when I started dating her.
Because I'm a woman in a relationship with another woman, there are no traditions on who proposes to whom. My girlfriend tends to think of herself as the guy of the relationship, but I'm not all that into traditional gender roles, so I decided to propose anyways. But how?
This pair knows how to play to their audience: board games, Rock Band, and gamer references all over this joint. They even have D6 cake pops! You'll also love the sweet ending to the tale of a nervous brother and his ring warming duty. This is one kick-ass geekfest for gamers and those who love them.
Offbeat Vendor Lakshal Perera caught this almost unreal photo at Warren and Shirley's wedding of the night sky in Deniliquin, New South Wales, Australia. He said of the shot, "As a young child, all I dreamed about was being an astronaut. As an adult, all I dream about is being a wedding photographer. Yesterday, both things came together for one brief moment." What a way to start the week.
A little crafty, a little nerdy, and a whole lot of lovingly-crafted wedding goodness. We've featured bits and bobs from this wedding, and now we've finally gotten the full story including the ribbon wands, paper cranes, cotton candy(!), and lucky horseshoes.