The theme was The Nightmare Before Christmas and the general color scheme was white, black, and pink. We did the Tasting of the Four Elements as our ritual and took a celebratory shot after to seal the deal.
Y’all know we loves us some alternative non-floral bouquets. Y’all know we don’t think anyone has to carry a bouquet at ALL, let alone a floral bouquet. We thought we’d seen it all: brooch bouquets, book bouquets (BOOK-quets), tambourines, stuffed animals, Barbie dolls, cotton candy, pinwheels, and more… But this is the first time we’ve seen dagger bridesmaid bouquets!
We both love castles and Irish history, and Craig wanted to have a death metal band play, so we found somewhere where that was possible, and arranged everything around that. We didn’t have a specific theme, but the castle definitely inspired some elements of our wedding. We decided to include our two swords in the day as there is a Viking tradition to exchange swords at your wedding as a promise to protect each other.
We’ve definitely seen grooms with swords cutting cakes at weddings (note: do NOT put the sword back in the scabbard with cake on it. You’ll thank yourself later). But we hadn’t noticed quite as many women with swords (though we have seen a couple!).
The team who crafted this inspiration shoot drew upon the myth of the Lady of the Lake from Arthurian legend, but with a twist: the Lady marries Morgan Le Fay!
Now that you’re married, you can start on the next chapter of your life: dealing with all of the stuff left over from your wedding! If you’re anything like I am, you probably have some important items from your wedding you might not want to stick in a shoe box in the back of the closet quite yet. For me, it was my fantasy sword bouquet. Here’s how I made a DIY bouquet display to keep it in view forever.
Morgan and David celebrated their nerdy forest wedding with dragon cake toppers, a Colorado-themed menu, the Star Wars soundtrack, and, most epic of all… a wedding sword battle! After their first dance to “Moon River,” they engaged in their first (faux) battle of steel choreographed to “Do it for Her” from the cartoon Steven Universe.