Our wedding theme was Dungeons & Dragons! It's not just a game to us, it's a lifestyle. I have been playing since I was 12 — my dad Dungeon Mastered a group for me and my best girlfriends. Later, I met my husband through D&D. I have developed the most amazing friendships and family relationships through D&D and it only made sense to make it our wedding theme. We even picked character classes for the event. I was a Paladin and Henry was a Wizard…
Zach has always been a lover of comic books, and as long as we have been together (seven years!) we've always known that we wanted to have a comic book themed-wedding. I am a huge lover of vintage style, so it made sense to merge the two into a huge party of comic book awesomeness. Having a vintage aesthetic also helped to ensure that our decorations wouldn't be too child-like (we definitely had to tow a fine line with that!) and give our day an old-fashioned feel.
When we got engaged, we knew we didn't want a typical wedding. Instead, we wanted to incorporate some of the wonderful things we enjoy together into an expression of our love. We picked black and burgundy as our colors to match our dark aesthetic. For my bridal look, I wanted to go high drama. I ditched the white dress and found an asymmetrical wine-colored dress and, with my bridesmaid Haley, built a one-of-a-kind elk antler headdress so I could look like a pagan forest goddess.
As practicing pagans, we also incorporated many elements of our spirituality, such as tarot readers at the reception and a Samhain memorial altar. Harry Potter has been interwoven into our relationship for 20 years, so we had subtle hints of our love for the series in our decor (side note: we got engaged at and shot our engagement photos at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter). We made our reception personal by including all the things we love: coffee, beer, tattoos, and tarot!
he bride at this inspiration shoot looked like a dark goddess in her black tulle skirt and damask corset. Her platinum faux-hawk updo is giving us grabby hands, too. Mmm, wild braid-y updos. Oh, and did you see the groom’s leather moto jacket?
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Kristen and Tim’s parents’ house was host to their wildflower wedding with artist touches. Mismatched vases full of wildflowers and herbs like sunflowers, lavender, sage, and thyme (including the bride’s bouquet!) adorned the trees, archway, and fences.
The bride is an artist and created the invitations, save-the-dates, AND the amazing coloring book favors which showed scenes of the couples from their favorite fandoms like Game of Thrones, Batman, and all kinds of video games. Definitely don’t miss the dinosaur touch on their cakes and the kick-ass Neverending Story guest book.