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It’s a full on themed wedding photo shoot war and photographer Casey Fatchett has thrown down the metaphorical gauntlet. Not to be outdone, Casey has not one but three amazingly geeky photo shoots inspired by The Hunger Games, True Blood and Game of Thrones.

“Remember when there were a whole bunch of Hunger Games themed wedding photo shoots right when the film came out? Brides, bloggers, and everyone in the wedding industry are always on the lookout for the next ‘big thing’, and pop culture plays a big part in that. But perhaps we should take a closer look at what is actually going on at the source. Here are three wedding ‘themes’ you may want to reconsider- The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, and True Blood. This is a long blog post, so plant your tongue firmly in your cheek, strap yourselves in and…LET THE GAMES BEGIN!”

Etsy shop owner Sue Smith of Comic Salvage, “loves giving vintage comic books a second chance.” Her unique way of taking  old, distressed comic books and  recycling them into cufflinks and other geeky jewelry is truly amazing. She specializes in Puzzle Links, cuff links that fit together to reveal one  picture. Custom orders are welcome, just $3 extra per piece, or more, depending on the comic character you would like and it’s availability.



30 hours of sculpting chocolate, fondant and wire went into the creation of this cute Ōkami cake by Deviant artist Ginas Cakes.  Inspired by Capcom’s Ōkami video game set in classical Japanese history. Ōkami combines several Japanese myths, legends and folklore to tell the story of how the land was saved from darkness by the Shinto sun goddess, named Amaterasu, who took the form of a white wolf.

Here at When Geeks Wed, we’re all about sharing some of the unusual ways in which couples have customized their weddings to suit their slightly unusual tastes. This can be a good way to make sure that your big day is truly unique. If you’re a self-confessed geek who’s looking to get married, then here are just a few things which you may want to bear in mind.

One of the first things which you will want to consider is if you want to have a theme. This can be a great way to have a fun and quirky wedding which still looks classy and well thought out. Think about what your hobbies are passions are as a couple. One of you might love watching Star Wars movies, or playing games at sites like FoxyBingo, but if this is not something which both halves of a the couple enjoy, then it may not be something which you will want to choose for your overall theme. After all, you are likely to want your wedding to reflect your character as a couple, in order to make sure your big day is truly unique.

Often, it is easy to fall into tradition when planning your wedding. Although you may already have thought about whether you want to get married in a church, you may not have considered whether or not you want to wear white, hold a traditional wedding reception, or have a tiered cake. It can be easy to fall into convention without even thinking about it, but if you want to have an original wedding day unlike another other wedding which your guests will have been to, then these things are worth considering. Think about how you can be creative, and let your geeky side show throughout your wedding day.

Did you know? In Japan, the Princess’s name has always been Peach, but was originally known as Princess Toadstool in the United States and other Western countries. It was not until the release of Super Mario 64 in 1996 that the name Peach became widely known outside Japan.

After getting engaged at MineCon with the help of the game’s creators; gaming couple Asia and Matt have been inseparable ever since, both in the game and in real life. So of course they would have a Minecraft-themed wedding which included a Minecraft “diamond” necklace for the bride, low-res Minecraft pattern ties for the groom and groomsmen and some Minecraft sculptures which were lent to Matt and Asia from artist Greg Aronowitz. There were also a number of hand-made pieces for their ceremony made by the couple’s friends, such as Minecraft trees and other elements from game’s world.

A lot of attention went into the personalities of these Plants vs Zombies cupcakes by Astral de la Mare owner of Buttercream Bakery in Brighton, England. ”The toppers were all really simple to make but each of the goofy, grumpy little guys have so much personality, it is impossible not to fall in love with them, says Astral.” Opting out of green frosting “…because I though the green would look pretty horrible against the Red Velvet, instead I opted to add just a few neon green sprinkles.”