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An animated version of Proof That We Are Soulmates infographic by Drake Martinet. Drake made the infographic to quantify just how fortunate the designer was to have his girlfriend in his life, and to ask her to marry him. Emanuele Colombo a freelance motion designer and videomaker took it one step further and created an animated version, and this is the result.

Catie Osborn took the miscellaneous quest screen from the video game Skyrim and turned it into a unique and easy to do wedding program. Catie is a trained Shakespearean actress who spends her time writing, crafting and working for a non-profit theatre company in the midwest. When she’s not meticulousness dying her hair blue to match the Doctor’s Police Box; she’s spending her time designing wedding invitations and working as a wedding coordinator for friends and foes a like. There’s a knee joke in here somewhere.

This wedding cake designed and created by UK’s creative bakery Kiss and Bake Up; combines geek fandoms from Harry Potter to Doctor Who to create the ultimate geek wedding cake. ”The problem with being a creative baker with no sense of boundaries, is you take advantage of your own imagination. For us, it was infusing our wedding with our favorite nerdery,” says KABU. These included: a cascade of printed icing sheets from Harry Potter & The Goblet Of Fire all over the cake, hand sculpted sugar and chocolate models with hand painted detail (the blue haired bakers themselves),  Buckbeak the hippogriff from Harry Potter, Sir Didymus and Ambrosius from Labyrinth, Ghost the direwolf and baby dragons from Game Of Thrones, Serenity/Firefly, The TARDIS from Doctor Who, Mockingjays/Jabberjays from The Hunger Games (Catching Fire cover style – blue), Toothless The Nightfury from How To Train Your Dragon and Iorek Byrnison from His Dark Materials/The Golden Compass. 

Reddit user brandonsilverman shared his Battlestar Galactica wedding portrait based on Battlestar Galactica’s The Last Supper promotion photo. Brandon says,”while we, as a couple, have a lot respect for both Jesus and our buddy Leonardo, we happen to like the reimagined Battlestar version a bit more. That’s the one we recreated (you’re welcome to compare the poses if you want) and it’s the one that had more meaning for us at the time.”

Indiana based The Cake Kitchen  made this Companion Cube wedding cake with ” The cake is a lie” mini cakes from the game Portal. The couple made the topper themselves: a Minion from Despicable Me and Gir from Invader Zim. The bakery also made this Doctor Who groom’s cake, everything is edible except for the characters.

This crafty gamer girl showed off her Mario themed marriage proposal to her boyfriend (who said yes) over on her Tumblr page.

“I painted the box, and made the felt and foam inside myself, and then did the pictures and text and printed it out and messed around with it until I worked out properly. It took me around 4 hours or so to paint everything (a few coats) and set it all up!”

The film Brave, set in the highlands of 10th century Scotland, follows a young princess named Merida who defies an age-old tradition of marriage. A skilled archer, Merida competes in an archery tournament for her own hand in marriage which causes chaos in her kingdom. For this shoot Merida (Jenny) finds her prince, her arrow choosing her future husband (Chris).

Inspired by San Francisco’s reputation as the home port of Eros, or Cupid, the shoot was shot at a small park on the Embarcadero along San Francisco Bay known as Cupid’s Span. A large bowstring drawn back, poised on the feathers of the arrow, points up to the sky behind the couple which ties into the archery theme in the film.

With the help of friends and family Marq proposed to his girlfriend at last year’s New York Comic Con, with one geeky flash mob dance number to the song “Marry You” by Bruno Mars (the Glee version). His elaborate plan ending with him dressed as Ash from Pokémon holding a Pokeball with a ring inside.

Friends and family dressed as Green Lantern, Harley Quinn, Buzz Lightyear and even a breakdancing Boba Fett to name a few. Towards the end, a red carpet was rolled out and all the dancers lined up as Chriselle walked down the aisle. After reaching the end, the crowd separated revealing Marq on one knee dressed as Ash from Pokémon. After saying “yes” both families came out to surprise her. Marq also planned the proposal to take place at 2:22pm which symbolized their anniversary 2/22 together.

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