Elise and Dick are big fans of Game of Thrones, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, and Battlestar Galactica. They wove their fandoms into a delightfully geeky tapestry, including decorating in Lannister red and yellow, hanging banners with iconography from the films and TV shows, and using blue and purple dragons as tabletop decor. Elise even donned a knee-length Lannister red wedding gown!
This is Offbeat Bride's archive of star wars posts.
You know a wedding planner is going to do things like put out your guest book, and make sure your wedding party gets down the aisle on time. But did you know that Rebel Belle Weddings will trouble shoot your unity volcano, or assign Boba Fett to guard your wedding desserts? Rebel Belle doesn't just make your dream wedding happen — she runs logistics on your dreams, then makes them a reality.
We're trying to make our reception tables look like the desk of a (mad?) scientist or at least a bit bookish and science-y. So these are our place cards! They're all itty bitty glass vials with a label and some contents. The label names are geeky references. The contents are mostly things from the pantry. And then we're gonna put the name cards on top.
As a wedding photographer I pretty much love engagement sessions — for me, they're a great way for me to get to know the couple I'm working with and for the couple to get to know me. For couples, they're a fun way to capture a period in your life that DOESN'T directly involve the wedding — it's just you and yours, doing your thing. Engagement photos also often serve a second purpose: you can make really amazing save the date cards using the photos from your session. That is, assuming you like the photos in the first place! So how can you make sure you love your engagement photos?
We teased this Disney-meets-Star Wars wedding last week and you guys demanded to see MOAR! From their hand-cut rainbow ketubah, Disney and Star Wars mashup decor, lightsaber cake cutters, "Unbreakable Vow" ring book, and overall makes-me-want-to-hug-them adorableness, you're going to luuuurve it. Oh, and wait until you see how they memorialized their passed loved ones at the ceremony. It didn't go quite as planned!
Words like "holy shit!" "amazing!" or "gahWUT!?" cannot describe how incredible this wedding cake is. Please let this photo montage speak for itself, while Elizabeth, the bride behind said wedding cake explains what went into this Endor wonderland of frosting…
Raina and Michelle had a Jewish wedding in Bellevue, Washington, that was crammed full of the most incredible (and incredibly nerdy) details and references. Check out a sneak peak of geeky wedding photos, shot by our very own Stephanie Kaloi from Offbeat Families and Crimson and Clover Photography…
Lots of DIY, thousands of origami stars, a feathery bouquet, a surprise lightsaber arch… and a bouquet tossed from a trebuchet! For reals, ya'll. Except it went slightly differently than practiced. Plus, you'll want to see how the groom and his best man made up for some lost time in this second marriage. OH, and for something completely rad, take a guess who wore the special Batman garter. It definitely wasn't the bride!
Transformers references in the ceremony, library escort cards, LEGO mini-figs… it's like a geek's paradise up in these parts. But it's all wrapped up in meaningful rituals, EPIC fashion (check out the hats!), and a really good compromise between those who love to dance and those who love to chill. You'll want to steal these ideas, folks.
When life hands you flower allergies, turn those allergies into CANDY! To avoid the flora, this pair opted for candy centerpieces and pinwheel bouquets. Add in a little Star Wars fun, a rad children's museum venue, and this super cute inked-up couple. Don't forget to check out the secret boob shot in one of the museum's games!
Rebecca, from Blush Celebrations, is the Seattle-based wedding planner who would literally give you the shirt off her back if you needed it. Or throw you a bachelor party… or geek out with you… In fact, she has so many awesome adventures in wedding planning stories, I thought I'd do a Q&A-style interview with her…