17 geeky wedding details that will make you want to marry your fandoms

Photo by Sharma Shari Photography
As photographer Sharma Shari said, "When you partner loves Star Wars and you are more into Harry Potter and Pokemon, what you do? You have them all! Who says that you can’t marry between fandoms?"

Let's take a moment to geek out about weddings… No, like literally get geeky about geeky weddings! We asked some of our favorite wedding photographers to share some of their favorite nerdy wedding details with us. OOOH boy, the combined awesomeness of this roundup is over nine thousand!!!!

Put down your games, your cosplay crafts and your comics, and take a minute to soak up all the nerdtastic details we've collected for you…

1. Celebrate finding your Player 2

Photo by Sharma Shari Photography
Photo by Sharma Shari Photography
Grab your video game controllers and follow the lead of this engagement session by Tampa-based photographer Sharma ShariThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them — take engagement photos that highlight one of your favorite hobbies! Because the couple that plays together, stays together.

2. Create centerpieces based on your favorite fandoms

Photo by You Are Raven Photography
Photo by You Are Raven Photography
Screw table numbers, name your tables after your favorite movies, tv shows, or video games, then create geeky centerpieces to match. like the awesomeness of Treebeard, here! Photographer You Are RavenThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them tells us that this couple also had centerpieces like a Clock Tree from The Magicians, Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, Yggdrasil from Norse mythology, a Weirwood Tree from Game of Thrones, and the Tree of Protection from The Chronicles of Narnia.

3. Power up with geeky cufflinks

Photo by Focus Photography
Photo by Focus Photography
Cufflinks are a great way to add a little geek to your outfit. We have a bunch of geeky cufflink ideas for you, too.

4. Carry a bouquet made out of your favorite comic books

Photo by Art of Roxy Photography
Photo by Art of Roxy Photography
Paper flowers are awesome, we know this, but paper flowers made out of your favorite comic books are SUPER awesome! South Carolina wedding photographer Art of RoxyThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them tells us that this particular bride's bouquet was made entirely out of Marvel comics. We think that's Marvel-ous. (oof)

5. Star Wars suspenders for the groom and all the groomsmen

Photo by You Are Raven Photography
Photo by You Are Raven Photography
Are these the Star Wars wedding accessories you're looking for? I think so! Let's geek out over even more suspenders for you and your entire wedding party over here.

6. Get sneaky geeky with superhero socks for your wedding party

Photo by Art of Roxy Photography
Photo by Art of Roxy Photography
Want a more subtle homage to your geeky tendencies? Then get sneaky with geeky socked feetsies!

7. Show off your chemistry with a unity volcano

Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Looking for a the right geeky unity ceremony? Combine your love of science and of each other with a unity volcano — you know, the same volcano you made in grade school could start off your married life with a fantastic explosion of bubbly awesomeness.

8. Invite your loved ones up for a unity drink

Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Or celebrate the combining of families with a unity drink. Slainte! (Bonus points for having matching geeky beer tankards.)

9. Create a ceremony program based on The Daily Prophet newspaper from Harry Potter

Photo by You Are Raven Photography
Photo by You Are Raven Photography
Harry Potter fans know what's up… Daily Prophet wedding programs are absolutely magic!

10. Stash your rings inside of a Poké Ball

Photo by JC Lemon Photography
Photo by JC Lemon Photography
New York wedding photographer JC LemonThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them tells us that this bride actually surprised her groom by stashing his ring in a Poke ball instead of a traditional ring box. I mean… what better was to show that you're choosing each other than by using a Poké Ball as a ring pillow?

11. Cut your cake with an Elvish sword

Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Cake cutting time can be super-awkward, but not when you're cutting your cake with an Elvish sword, or with an axe, or with the lightsaber cake knife! Now cake cutting can give you the good kind of geek chills.

12. Make it look like your tiny cake toppers arrived in a tiny TARDIS

Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Okay yes, anyone can have tiny versions of themselves as their cake topper, but — as their wedding photographer Oh, KarinaThey ♥ OBB; we ♥ them mentioned to us — not everyone will have those tiny versions of themselves AND their pets coupled with a tiny TARDIS that is clearly bigger on the inside.

13. 3D print your own cake toppers, like these Daleks…

Photo by JC Lemon Photography
Photo by JC Lemon Photography
What's geekier than a Doctor Who cake topper? A Doctor Who cake topper that 3D PRINTED YOURSELF!

14. Answer the call of Cthulhu

Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Lovers of H.P. Lovecraft may have already spotted the Cthulhu in this wedding cake, and may want to head over here to see how they can conjure up a wedding-ready monstrous entity of their own!

15. Boba Fett groom's cake + Sonic Screwdriver cake knives = Delicious crossovers

Photo by You Are Raven Photography
Photo by You Are Raven Photography
Who says you need to have just one allusion to your favorite fandom on your wedding cake? Throw in as many delicious geeky details as possible and see just how epic you can make your cake table.

16. Arm your bridal party with lightsabers instead of bouquets

Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Photo by Oh, Karina Photography
Ditch the bouquets and arm your bridal party with lightsabers instead of bouquets — everyone looks super-fierce wielding these elegant weapons, PLUS they'll be battle-ready incase of zombie attack.

Speaking of wedding parties…

17. Nail the hell out of Force Choke photo with your wedding party!

Photo by Focus Photography
Photo by Focus Photography

Now go forth and geek up your wedding. And if you have any more ideas for geeky details, leave them in the comments. SO SAY WE ALL!

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  1. Ah, I wish this had come out before our wedding! Putting the rings into a pokeball is SUCH A COOL IDEA! And would have fit into our "theme" perfectly!

  2. I'm having a Star Wars themed wedding but I'm a bit stuck!
    I want to carry a lightsaber down the isle but I can't afford to get lightsabers for my two bridesmaids as well (not to mention the two flower girls).

    Any ideas?

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