An afternoon garden themed wedding with a nerdy spin. “It was fairly easy to work in our love for Nintendo games with the mushrooms because of our garden theme,” says bride Telitha. Who kept it relatively traditional with a just few touches of ” nerdy whimsy”. A custom Daisy and Luigi topper made to the likeness of the couple sits atop their pastel mushroom cupcake tower. “They were raspberry lemonade flavored, half had a raspberry buttercream beneath the fondant and half had lemon. Very tasty!”
The shoes and stockings were just a bit of nerdy whimsy the couple worked into the wedding.
An aspiring children’s author and poet, Telitha found inspiration from Dr. Suess for her rhyming line vows. Obsessed with rhyming words, the vast majority of Dr. Suess’ books feature text made of rhyming couplets. Seuss even went so far as to invent words to rhyme. “Our vows were the following, adapted from various things I’d found and then edited to my liking.”
Pastor: Will you take her as your wife?
Will you love her all your life?
Will you take him by the hand?
And make a husband of this man? Will you have, and also hold Just as you have at this time told?
Will you love through good and bad? Whether you’re happy or sad? Will you love each other if you’re rich? Or if you’re poor, and in a ditch?
Will you love each other when you’re fit, And also when you’re feeling sick? Will you love with all your heart? Will you love till death you part?
Then if you’ll take her as your wife, And if you’ll love each other all your life,
And if you’ll take him by the hand,
And make a husband of this man, And if you’ll have, and if you’ll hold, From now until the stars grow cold, And if you’ll love through good and bad, And whether you’re happy or sad, And love in sickness, and in health, And when you’re poor, and when in wealth, And if you’ll love with all your heart, From now until death do you part, Yes, if you’ll love each other through and through, Please answer with these words:
Pastor, Groom and Bride: I DO!
Pastor: You’re married now! So kiss the bride, But please, do keep it dignified
Stepping away from tradition, when the two were announced as Mr. and Mrs. Telitha and Jonathan Gildersleeve. An older member of Jonathan’s family called out very loudly, “I think they mean SMITH don’t they?!” The groom took her name.
The bride and her bridesmaids posing Super Star and Charlie’s Angels style.
Vendors: Cupcakes: Lilly Janes Cupcakes/Photography: Signature Photography by Nancy Remling