Let's take a moment to geek out about weddings… No, like literally get geeky about geeky weddings! We asked some of our favorite wedding photographers to share some of their favorite nerdy wedding details with us. OOOH boy, the combined awesomeness of this roundup is over nine thousand!!!!
Put down your games, your cosplay crafts and your comics, and take a minute to soak up all the nerdtastic details we've collected for you…
1. Celebrate finding your Player 2
Grab your video game controllers and follow the lead of this engagement session by Tampa-based photographer Sharma Shari — take engagement photos that highlight one of your favorite hobbies! Because the couple that plays together, stays together.
2. Create centerpieces based on your favorite fandoms
Screw table numbers, name your tables after your favorite movies, tv shows, or video games, then create geeky centerpieces to match. like the awesomeness of Treebeard, here! Photographer You Are Raven tells us that this couple also had centerpieces like a Clock Tree from The Magicians, Baby Groot from Guardians of the Galaxy, Yggdrasil from Norse mythology, a Weirwood Tree from Game of Thrones, and the Tree of Protection from The Chronicles of Narnia.
3. Power up with geeky cufflinks
Cufflinks are a great way to add a little geek to your outfit. We have a bunch of geeky cufflink ideas for you, too.
4. Carry a bouquet made out of your favorite comic books
Paper flowers are awesome, we know this, but paper flowers made out of your favorite comic books are SUPER awesome! South Carolina wedding photographer Art of Roxy tells us that this particular bride's bouquet was made entirely out of Marvel comics. We think that's Marvel-ous. (oof)
5. Star Wars suspenders for the groom and all the groomsmen
Are these the Star Wars wedding accessories you're looking for? I think so! Let's geek out over even more suspenders for you and your entire wedding party over here.
6. Get sneaky geeky with superhero socks for your wedding party
Want a more subtle homage to your geeky tendencies? Then get sneaky with geeky socked feetsies!
7. Show off your chemistry with a unity volcano
Looking for a the right geeky unity ceremony? Combine your love of science and of each other with a unity volcano — you know, the same volcano you made in grade school could start off your married life with a fantastic explosion of bubbly awesomeness.
8. Invite your loved ones up for a unity drink
Or celebrate the combining of families with a unity drink. Slainte! (Bonus points for having matching geeky beer tankards.)
9. Create a ceremony program based on The Daily Prophet newspaper from Harry Potter
Harry Potter fans know what's up… Daily Prophet wedding programs are absolutely magic!
10. Stash your rings inside of a Poké Ball
New York wedding photographer JC Lemon tells us that this bride actually surprised her groom by stashing his ring in a Poke ball instead of a traditional ring box. I mean… what better was to show that you're choosing each other than by using a Poké Ball as a ring pillow?
11. Cut your cake with an Elvish sword
Cake cutting time can be super-awkward, but not when you're cutting your cake with an Elvish sword, or with an axe, or with the lightsaber cake knife! Now cake cutting can give you the good kind of geek chills.
12. Make it look like your tiny cake toppers arrived in a tiny TARDIS
Okay yes, anyone can have tiny versions of themselves as their cake topper, but — as their wedding photographer Oh, Karina mentioned to us — not everyone will have those tiny versions of themselves AND their pets coupled with a tiny TARDIS that is clearly bigger on the inside.
13. 3D print your own cake toppers, like these Daleks…
What's geekier than a Doctor Who cake topper? A Doctor Who cake topper that 3D PRINTED YOURSELF!
14. Answer the call of Cthulhu
15. Boba Fett groom's cake + Sonic Screwdriver cake knives = Delicious crossovers
Who says you need to have just one allusion to your favorite fandom on your wedding cake? Throw in as many delicious geeky details as possible and see just how epic you can make your cake table.
16. Arm your bridal party with lightsabers instead of bouquets
Ditch the bouquets and arm your bridal party with lightsabers instead of bouquets — everyone looks super-fierce wielding these elegant weapons, PLUS they'll be battle-ready incase of zombie attack.
Speaking of wedding parties…
17. Nail the hell out of Force Choke photo with your wedding party!
Now go forth and geek up your wedding. And if you have any more ideas for geeky details, leave them in the comments. SO SAY WE ALL!
photography: Sharma Shari Photography
photography: Art of Roxy Photography
photography: You Are Raven Photography
photography: JC Lemon Photography
photography: Oh, Karina Photography