Offbeat partner: Lizzy
Offbeat partner: Emma
Date and location of wedding: Magnuson Park Hangar 30, Seattle, WA — October 20, 2018
Our offbeat wedding at a glance: I have worked in the wedding industry for five years now and when my partner and I decided to get married I didn’t want anything “Wedding” — so what did we do? We had a Heroes and Villains themed wedding!
I got to make my own green, purple, and black dress and she picked out a lovely ivory dress from a store. We made prop weapons for our wedding parties, And I took most of them to Goodwill to get their costumes. I made my own brooch bouquet from brooches my grandmother left me when she passed, some I collected from loved ones, and a couple I bought.
It was a wedding filled with love and little bits from friends and family. The officiant was my brother-in-law who wrote up a ceremony just for us. The woman who did our lights and the one who made are little cutting cake are some of my oldest friends. We danced the night away and played games at every table. And in not-so-true villain fashion, I got the girl in the end!
Tell us about the ceremony:
My brother-in-law used a fire staff to start the ceremony. He added in all the fun stuff that we both like: my love of Godzilla and Disney villains and her love of Pokemon and Halo. I am not one for the whole “giving away” thing, but the truth is it made both our fathers so happy so we did it anyway.
She walked down to the Halo theme, and I to the Imperial March. My father got into character and growled at the guests since he was a mad scientist. We kept it short and sweet and very us. We walked out to “Odds are” by The Barenaked Ladies.
Tell us about the reception:
Our reception was set in the other half of the hangar so all people had to do was walk around the curtain. We had meatloaf sliders and a mac and cheese bar with lots of other options. We had dancing and board games at every table. But these little light cubes we had at the table turned into the biggest hit — everyone liked playing with them. We had ice cream sundae and ice cream sandwiches for dessert. We ended the night in our PJs with a drive home in a fancy car and it was magical.
What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding?
Do what you want to do. Don't let other people tell you how a wedding should be. Also surround yourself with people who are into your vision. And lastly, a week-of coordinator is always worth the money!