Deirdre and Dylan planned the goth wedding of their dreams at Blackwater Castle in Castletownroche, Cork, Ireland. They started with a gorgeous church ceremony, then some creepy-chic portraits in the cemetery, and finally into the seriously majestic castle for dinner and celebration.
The D&D geek theme started because I had the thought to myself, "you have encountered a wedding ceremony — roll for initiative." We both thought it was funny, and it sort of spiraled from there that all of our favorite nerdy things could be incorporated.
The theme to our wedding was pretty simple: "these are a few of our favorite things." One of the things that made us fall for each other was our similar interests from childhood. We wanted our wedding to be full of nostalgiac whimsy and, most importantly, us. From the first day we were engaged we knew we wanted to get married at Childrens Fairyland in Oakland, a place near and dear to our hearts. You better believe I called the venue that first day while laying on the beach in Hawaii.
We combined our love for nature and the stars into a theme that came very easily for us. It helped that we found a venue that was the perfect setting to view the beauty of nature, as well as get a great view of the stars at night. To further our theme, I wanted to add a bit of a fantasy element so I decided to add subtle details that drew from Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings, both of which we're big fans.
This Harry Potter photo shoot came about because Tiffany and Brett wanted to get the wedding photos they never got when they were married. Tiffany is a huge Potterphile (as so many of you are!), so a Harry Potter theme was a no-brainer. You’ll most definitely want to see the stationery adorned with the Hogwarts crest and the Howarts-themed cake (a serious work of art!). But mostly it’s just drop-dead gorgeous and eye candy for days. Let’s get a full look at this beautiful Harry Potter wedding inspiration from which you can totally steal ideas!
I’m no Cinderella. As a child, I was one with the sword saving the prince-in-distress. But somehow I was the one, 20 years later, with a fairy godmother, the gown of my dreams, and a magical masquerade ball. Just after midnight, instead of the dream melting away, my very own button-nosed Prince Charming poured out his heart, asked for my hand, and sealed it with a kiss and a sparkling sapphire.
Eight-year-old Lydia, eat your heart out. Here’s how my real life fairy tale engagement story played out…