Photos from weddings featured in today's sci-fi weddings article in the New York Times #In the news#harry potter#sci-fi Updated Oct 12 2015 (Posted Sep 16 2012) Offbeat Editors Michelle & Matthew Marovich at their wedding. Photo by San Francisco's Chung Li Photography. You guys know we loves us some sci-fi, nerdy, geeky, horror-tinged, and zombie-fied weddings… and it appears the Old Grey Lady has sniffed out the trend! The New York Times ran an article today ("Moving Past Traditional to the Science Fictional") which featured an interview with Ariel and several weddings featured on Offbeat Bride. We thought it'd be fun to share some of the photos that go with the weddings featured in the piece… The 2008 wedding of Mr. and Ms. Marovich in San Pablo, Calif., details of which were later posted to Offbeatbride.com, was not the first to contain references to zombies. But it highlighted something of a trend among a certain subset of couples who are looking outside (sometimes way outside) accepted custom. Ms. Marovich, 35, said she received several e-mails from people who wanted to copy her vows, and the Offbeatbride site has since featured dozens of zombie-themed weddings. So many that the site's founder and publisher, Ariel Meadow Stallings, said she recently cut back on them, for fear of overexposure. "It's being used in ceremonies in ways that aren't just gimmicky," she said. "It's actually kind of a powerful cultural metaphor that people are tapping into." The Marovich wedding. Photo by San Francisco's Chung Li Photography. If you want to read more about Michelle and Matt's amazing vows, you can do so right over here. Another quote from the article: Wedding theme possibilities can seem headspinningly boundless. J. K. Rowling did not write a wedding scene for Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, but some of her readers want Potter-style weddings. Ms. Stallings described a ceremony in which the ring box was a hollowed-out Potter book that opened to a chapter called "The Unbreakable Vow." That was from Mary and Carl's funky and colorful craft museum wedding, and here's the photo: Photo by Allan Sinclair of Belfield and Nack Go read the full article, and then go spend some time with a few of our awesome fantastical weddings in the archives: sci-fi weddings nerdy weddings & geeky weddings horror weddings & halloween weddings zombie weddings Harry Potter weddings PREVIOUS Joyous Dawn & Mr. Mookie's three-week honeymoon road trip NEXT Gin & Brandon's leap year mardi gras wedding Show/Hide comments [ 0 ] Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.