Stars meets nature: a subtly geeky lakeside wedding with DIY for days

We combined our love for nature and the stars into a theme that came very easily for us. It helped that we found a venue that was the perfect setting to view the beauty of nature, as well as get a great view of the stars at night. To further our theme, I wanted to add a bit of a fantasy element so I decided to add subtle details that drew from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, both of which we're big fans.


Our jaws dropped when we saw this geek adventure wedding (on a budget!)

We had a geek adventure wedding theme, incorporating a few of our favorite things in every way we could (Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, Doctor Who, The Elder Scrolls, Dungeons & Dragons, The Princess Bride, Game of Thrones, Firefly, New World Magischola, and more). We encouraged everyone to come in costume (and most did! With props!), and we made wands as favors, as well as rheoscopic fluid potion bottles, dragon eggs, and all of the food (from our fandoms).


A nature-inspired mountain wedding with lots of Bowie

"We wanted things to feel as natural as possible. I believe the words 'Middle-earth' were thrown out a few times when we were thinking about our ideal vibe. We found the perfect venue in the North Carolina mountains…" This lush nature-inspired mountain wedding had everything we love: fab outfits, great hair, and a sound message that it's totally okay to be overwhelmed about wedding planning. Let's see how this awesome pair overcame their worries and rocked the wedding hard…