A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding
Photos by Chloe Tarrier Photography & Design Ltd

The Offbeat Bride: Jackie, Loan Analyst

Her offbeat partner: Remington, Maintenance Supervisor

Date and location of wedding: Ceremony: The Church at the Ohio Village and Smith & Wollensky Columbus — April 7, 2017

Our offbeat wedding at a glance:

Our ceremony had a vintage theme since it was help at a historical museum, The Ohio History Center. But our intimate geeky wedding also had some nerdy bits, with references to Star Wars and Harry Potter. It was a pretty relaxed wedding with very little pomp and circumstance.

A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding

A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding

A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding

Tell us about the ceremony:

Remington wore Star Wars socks and walked in to the Star Wars theme song. I wore a Ravenclaw Diadem hair comb and walked in to the wedding song from Coming to America.

A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding

A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding

We had no readings and start to finish the ceremony was approximately 20 minutes. We did have communion, though. I tried to change the vows to "for richer or richer" but the pastor wouldn't move on until I said "or poorer" — the guests got a real kick out of it, though!

A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding

A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding

A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding

Tell us about your reception:

Our reception was at Smith & Wollensky in a private dining room. We had about 50 people in attendance.

A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding

Our cake topper was custom-made by Genefy Playground to depict my husband as Han Solo and myself as a Gryffindor student at Hogwarts. The cake itself was half lemon and blueberries and half carrot cake.

Our first dance was to a song called "Remington" by Granger Smith… I'm not sure if most of the guests noticed the song had the same name as my husband. Our last dance was to "Like a Wrecking Ball" by Eric Church… because, well… we waited for marriage to be intimate and it was going to go down as soon as the party was over. Ha!

A little bit vintage, a little bit nerdy at this intimate geeky wedding

What was your most important lesson learned?

Stop trying to make other people happy! I ended up not asking the right people to be a part of the wedding and vice versa. There was so much drama surrounding such a small, simple wedding and I couldn't even believe it! The closer we got to the wedding the more we wanted to cancel and elope. I am glad we kept our guest list short, I just wish we had given a few spots to different people as we had a noticeable amount of people flake and no-show.

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