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geeky weddings

Gamers, comic book nerds, pop-culture enthusiasts, and geeks of all kinds: Offbeat Wed is the original home of nerdy weddings going way back to 2006. We’ve got geeky wedding ideas for all the fandoms: Doctor Who weddings, Star Wars weddings, Lord of the Rings weddings, Harry Potter weddings, Game of Thrones weddings, and so many more…

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Devotions & Dragons: a Jewish/Christian interfaith wedding

Our wedding was as eclectic as Jordan and I are ourselves! I am Christian and Jordan is Jewish so, while we only had a Rabbi at the ceremony, she made sure to highlight our interfaith relationship. The general theme of the wedding was the game that brought me and Jordan together nearly 6 years ago: Dungeons & Dragons!

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This magical Middle Earth fairytale wedding will take you to another world

Our fairytale wedding included medieval and fantasy elements, with much inspiration from The Lord of the Rings. We personalized our non-religious ceremony, and included many nods to Tolkien. We even had a “House Sword” specially forged for the ceremony!

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These beautiful nerds had Poké Ball and d20 ring boxes

Cameron and Joel’s day was a magical, whimsical celebration of their love in a botanical garden, with tarot readings, cats, colorful inclusivity, and big beautiful nerdy love: their ring boxes were a Poké Ball and a d20!

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This costume wedding is full of nerds and joy

We met on the battlefield at a LARP (Live Action Role Play) event. So we knew we were going to do something strange when we got to planning our wedding. Our inspiration was a fantastical nexus of realms – where royalty, rogues, mages, merfolk, extraterrestrial beings gathered to witness the joining of our kingdoms.

Jess and Patrick castle book typewriter 33 alternative wedding ideas from Offbeat Wed (formerly Offbeat Bride)

How a typewriter proposal inspired a fairy-tale Florida wedding

The Game of Love we all play at one time or another is all about finding your type… or, for this couple, your typewriter. Find out how *two* proposals brought Jess and Patrick together!

Ladies of the Lake: Nimue marries Morgan Le Fay in this Arthurian wedding shoot

Fantasy for all: Our favorite Lord of the Rings weddings with BIPOC folks

BIPOC folks have infiltrated Middle Earth, and we’re here to stay, bay-beee! With the recent conversations (er, racist grumpiness) around BIPOC actors in the new Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power show, we’ve put together a few of our favorite Lord of the Rings weddings featuring BIPOC newlyweds!