A galaxy themed tiny zoo wedding with tons of DIY

Our wedding was a mix of us wanting to keep it below a very certain budget and wanting to make it the most fun we could. The theme was sci-fi and we had fun with it. For starters, all of our centerpieces were hand-made by us, each being a scene from a TV show or movie we loved. These included Doctor Who, 2001 A Space Odyssey, Fifth Element, Star Wars, Star Trek, and Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. We also hid some dragons and unicorns in there as a reference to our favorite fantasy animals.

Find your favorite fandom in this sci-fi and fantasy wedding in Maryland

After nearly a decade together, Judy and Phil tied the knot at their alma mater of St. Mary's College of Maryland. The two originally couldn't decide on a theme, but man did they pick a good one in the end. They love a ton of fantasy/science fiction franchises, so it only made sense to call upon the powers of The One Ring, The Force, and The Ministry of Magic to get the job done. Just wait until you see their fandom-themed centerpieces and references to pop culture touchstones everywhere. Oh, and when elf ears are involved, I'm so in. Let's see all the magic unfold…

These out of this world galaxy purses are cosmic accessories or bridesmaid gifts

I cannot stop thinking of ways to gift these GORGEOUS handmade galaxy purses: for your bridesmaids, to hold instead of bouquets, to hold your makeup/lip gloss/tampons/whatever, your something blue(!).

They'd be perfect for a colorful wedding, sci-fi, space, or science-themed wedding, and any mystical theme. I pretty much just want to own all of them and think they'd make a lot of people flip their lids, so I'm sharing them.


A few reasons Neil Gaiman totally gets love (including a NEW Gaiman wedding reading!)

If you know about writer and novelist Neil Gaiman, you already know that he's a super cool human whose talent for the written word knows no bounds. His friends have tapped him to write something poignant for their weddings. We've seen the results of that endeavor and it's MAGICAL. Gaiman added a newly written wedding reading to his personal site recently that we loved and we couldn't resist using it as an excuse to round up our faves.

Here are some of our favorite Neil Gaiman wedding readings, including his NEW ONE! Spoiler: it's about how he totally doesn't know anything about love (but he actually totally does)…

These gorgeously geeky engagement rings (hy)rule!

Inspired by nature and science fiction, our sponsor Metal Wendler Designs creates engagement rings and wedding bands that combine a love of nature and fandom that you have to see to believe!

From realistic tree bark textures, to fan-inspired wedding and engagement rings, these are one of a kind geeky engagement rings and bands that you won't see ANYWHERE else…