The theme was largely based on our mutual love of music and the love we have for our city, with a healthy amount of gamer touches. Our wedding website is themed after a festival website. My husband modeled our invite off of a vintage Beatles ticket. I decided that I was going to do a first look surprise and walk out to him a handmade Big Daddy head from Bioshock. Shout out to cosplayers because that was by far the most time consuming and stressful thing I ever made. Worth it.
We had a very specific theme and vibe. Cynthia and I are huge nerds as we play a lot of games, watch anime, and read a lot of manga. We wanted our special day to reflect these interests and our planner, Two Perfect Events, helped us formulate what we wanted and generated awesome ideas. Since we've never been married before, this type of planning was completely foreign to us.
Our wedding was VERY unapologetically us. I love books and reading, my husband loves D&D and roleplaying, and we both love puzzles and escape rooms — so our wedding encompassed all of it. Everywhere we could infuse a bit of flavor to fit these themes, we did. From my bridesmaid's book-bouquets and the groomsmen's d20 boutonnieres, to our wedding arch made of repurposed books, to the actual puzzles guests could solve.
Laura and Creighton are gamers whose colorful green and purple wedding in Madison, Wisconsin blew our minds. From the epic amounts of foliage and greenery and whimiscal decor (that arch!) to the lush vine-covered cake to the Laura’s purple and green corset gown and matching hair, we were smitten by these two lovebirds.
Don’t miss the video games, board games, and arcade games(!) that gave everyone something rad to do at the reception…
We wanted the wedding to have vintage/library feel. Our escort cards were library due date cards and the centerpieces were books on the bottom with a lamp on top from IKEA. We came up with the decoration for everything and kept the tables as exposed woods to bring the vintage feel out — the venue sold itself! We placed books on the fireplace mantle and above all, since our wedding was also on Pride Day for NYC, we provided our guests with pride ribbons to wear upon arrival.
Our theme was our favorite video game, League of Legends. We wanted to incorporate our love of the game but still make our non-gamer guests comfortable. Even in the early stages of planning, we applied this theme.
Our save-the-dates, invites, and even our engagement photos included handmade illustrations made by me with some kind of League of Legends Easter egg.