These UK gamers certainly know how to put effort into their decor — you might lose your shit over their amazing papercraft centerpieces based on game developers. But it's the little touches that made us grin: the Calvin & Hobbes vows, the kitty collar moment, the serenade-turned-glass crash moment(!), and of course, the big love for their friends and family. This is a geektastic-meets-metal winner, you guys.
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This week we're celebrating the tea-length, the mini, and the cocktail — that's right, it's short dress week! Today we've got a couple of voracious readers getting bookishly wed in an adorable two-room school-house complete with book page flowers, "yay" flags, and a really sweet tribute to the grandparents.
The bride to be, in this instance, is a HUGE Harry Potter fan. So the question for me became: How do I properly throw a party inspired by the books and movies, without making it look like a children's birthday party? So we settled on a "Madam Puddifoot's Tea House" theme — a tea party, complete with crumpets, and scones, and tea and lemonade…
Where are my comic book geeks!? Brides, bridesmaids, grooms, etc, I have found y'all your Etsy shop: Custom Comix. I guarantee you're not going to find another shop where you can order Lumpy Space Princess earrings for your sister, pin-back buttons featuring vintage comics for your groomsmen, a Catwoman and Batman bracelet for your bachelorette party outfit, while you design the custom comic book shoes of your geeky dreams.
When we first thought about having a Star Wars-themed wedding, I knew I had to design all the stationery myself. Of course, we chose a theme that is already its own brand, but I didn't want to just arbitrarily take from what's already in existence, and I wanted something a little more elegant than geeky. So how do you create a "brand" or consistent theme that is totally geeky, with an established standard, yet still keep it elegant?
Fans of Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli: today we've got your dream wedding! This pair pays homage to movies like Spirited Away, My Neighbor Totoro, Whisper of the Heart, Princess Mononoke, and more. Plus, they managed to smoosh in their love for lots of other fantasy and sci-fi awesomeness, too! Don't miss how the cake designer totally nailed the perfect complement to their Totoro cake.
Photographer Raven Shutley is a traveling wedding photographer, who's as obsessed with emotions and what makes you YOU. So if one of you is chillin' in a creek in your wedding clothes, or a Star Wars fanboy, and the other is Browncoat, then your Boba Fett/Jayne wedding portrait request is exactly what Raven wants to shoot. Let's talk about how you can get your hands on your own photoshoot mash-up of you-ness with a special discount from YouAreRaven.
This venue will blow your theater-loving socks off. The little geeky touches will steal your LEGO-loving hearts. The wedding party music will steal your pants and run away. Wait, this is starting to make less sense. Either way, there is something for everyone in this fancy-shmancy meets geeky and goofy wedding in a gorgeous theater. Go peek!
The theme of this wedding is "day and night," which is perfectly represented by the colors (white suits and dark purple dresses!) and the cakes, and basically makes our gothic-loving hearts melt. Keep your eyes open for the bride's amazing hairstyle and color, black veils, special toast to the guests, and some killer dance moves from the groom, too!