It's a bird, it's a plane… it's Offbeat Bride's comic book-clad and caped superhero theme week! Get in the telephone booth and change into your wedding-gawking superhero tights — you're in for crime-fighting fun. Today we're looking at two retro and nerdy birds who combined these two loves into a kick-ass party. Think DIY flowers, a classic car, and a life-size Spider-Man and Mary Jane cut-out! Oh, and just wait until you see the daddy/daughter first look.
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of geeky posts.
Are you in the mood for some serious castle partying with swords, flutes, medieval garb, and the most epic phoenix and Lord of the Rings cake ever? Yeah, we thought so. Get ready for a gorgeous venue, intricate elements ceremony, costume awards, sword arches, and the most lush fantasy wedding we've seen in a long time. And just wait until you see the bride's dad get crowned king of Gondor!
We love us some Harry Potter weddings for all the the fun details: owl save the date card, Marauders' Map-inspired directions card, Daily Prophet program, Chocolate Frog favors, homemade ribbon wands, and of course, a huge, Harry Potter-themed sweets table! Just keep the underage wizards from the booze table!
Fire Flowers, MegaMan, Bob-omb, Mario, Link, and the making of player twos… this is a gamer geek's wonderland. You have to see the costumes, the 8-bit cakes, and of course, the TRIFORCE UNITY CEREMONY! Come geek out and get your game on. Just don't nibble the favor soap!
We've seen a LOT of Save the Date videos, so many that I'm a jaded asshole about them. Maybe it's because I'm a child of the '90s, but this one just killed me in all the best ways…
We'll be featuring Sarah and James' colorful and geeky U.K. wedding soon, but we couldn't wait to show you their fandom-fantastic Hobbit-meets-Labyrinth-meets-Watership-Down cake made by the obviously talented folks at Black Cherry Cake Company! There are a metric ton more references going on, so get ready for the run-down. Don't forget to say 'allo to the tiny worm from Labyrinth peeking out on the bottom left, which may be the cutest version EVER.
We were inspired by this post on Craftster to make a Companion Cube card box. And then we found the basis for our templates (to which we made some crucial modifications) over here. But we had to make a bunch of mods to make these work the way we wanted them to, and it was kind of terrifically complex. So I figured in case anyone else wanted to give this a try, I'd post what we did to help ease the process for y'all. So here goes…
This wedding is such an awesome mix of geeky and traditional: Star Trek meets Conservadox Judaism. Although this pair encountered some family drama, they totally triumphed with their chosen family and kicked ass in their Starfleet uniforms, Vulcan ears, and lovely garden ceremony.
About a year ago, I attended a friend's wedding and spent the whole ride home wondering why the wedding had felt so… not them. It was as if we had walked into anyone's wedding, and aside from some very sweet vows, it felt like we were celebrating a watered-down version of the geeky, gamer couple that I knew and loved so much. I want to make this wedding about us, and the geeky things things that brought us together. But… can we [enter geeky reference here] without ostracizing our guests?
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.