Photos from weddings featured in today’s sci-fi weddings article in the New York Times

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269You guys know we loves us some sci-fi, nerdy, geeky, horror-tinged, and zombie-fied weddings… and it appears the Old Grey Lady has sniffed out the trend!

The New York Times ran an article today (“Moving Past Traditional to the Science Fictional“) which featured an interview with Ariel and several weddings featured on Offbeat Bride. We thought it'd be fun to share some of the photos that go with the weddings featured in the piece…

The 2008 wedding of Mr. and Ms. Marovich in San Pablo, Calif., details of which were later posted to, was not the first to contain references to zombies. But it highlighted something of a trend among a certain subset of couples who are looking outside (sometimes way outside) accepted custom.

Ms. Marovich, 35, said she received several e-mails from people who wanted to copy her vows, and the Offbeatbride site has since featured dozens of zombie-themed weddings. So many that the site's founder and publisher, Ariel Meadow Stallings, said she recently cut back on them, for fear of overexposure.

“It's being used in ceremonies in ways that aren't just gimmicky,” she said. “It's actually kind of a powerful cultural metaphor that people are tapping into.”

Zombie Vows by Chung Li Photography alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)
The Marovich wedding. Photo by San Francisco's Chung Li Photography.

If you want to read more about Michelle and Matt's amazing vows, you can do so right over here.

Another quote from the article:

Wedding theme possibilities can seem headspinningly boundless. J. K. Rowling did not write a wedding scene for Harry Potter and Ginny Weasley, but some of her readers want Potter-style weddings. Ms. Stallings described a ceremony in which the ring box was a hollowed-out Potter book that opened to a chapter called “The Unbreakable Vow.”

That was from Mary and Carl's funky and colorful craft museum wedding, and here's the photo:

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Photo by Allan Sinclair of Belfield and Nack

Go read the full article, and then go spend some time with a few of our awesome fantastical weddings in the archives:

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