Monthly Archives: August 2012
Planning on doing something different for your wedding day and don’t know where to start? Maybe your looking for a Gothic wedding dress or a Doctor Who themed wedding cake? Or maybe you just want to start at the beginning and find a planner that understands ‘your style’? Well there’s a new wedding show in town, promising to be like no other wedding show you’ve ever seen or been to before.
The Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza takes a different approach to wedding shows, catering to couples who want their weddings to be all about them and their personality. Their motto, “don’t be a wedding sheep…..it should be all about EWE!!” A wedding show that caters to all types of wedding styles from the Gothic to the Bohemian to punk rock and geeky. The brainchild of three industry professionals – Sassy of Assassynation, Jo of The Couture Company and Vikki of Lillia, the eclectic trio have all hand picked the suppliers for the show. Chosen for their “talent, customer service and great personalities we are challenging the suppliers to create amazing spaces to showcase their work (rather than your usual trestle table with stuff on!)…this will make it more exciting..!”
Not only will there be some unique and fresh suppliers but also a fashion ‘walkabout’ showcasing gorgeous dresses. Loads of fantastic prizes to be won and some fun demonstrations will be going on for a totally interactive experience, promising to be nothing like you’ve ever seen at other wedding shows. On November 4th, 2012 check out all the Baad Ass Mother-Flockers at the first Eclectic Wedding Extravaganza show taking place at Fazeley Studios, Digbeth, Birmingham UK!
Artist Alice Carroll made this golden SNES dummy cartridge for couple Ben and Bethany’s video game themed wedding. Taking the idea of a cake topper and putting a gamer spin on it, the couple inserted the cartridge right into their SNES cake. They also had Zelda wedding rings, Pokemon cufflinks and walked down the aisle to Zelda’s Lullaby.
“I remember the first time we met. It was just like a scene from a romantic comedy.”
Built in 1939 the historical theater Gimle Kino in Oslo, Norway has premiered countless films throughout the ages from French “film noir” to elite art cinema. On July 28th the short film “The Wedding Party” premiered not to patrons and critics, but to friends and family of Inge and Sanne, who screened the film about the couple’s life together just before the bride was to walk down the aisle.
A 2-tiered Protoss topped StarCraft cake made by Chelley Sherman for BarCraft Austin, Texas complete with LED lights that light up the mineral patches and crystals. Oh, and it’s made with applewood smoked bacon buttercream!
Chelley also made this StarCraft II wedding cake for Reddit user Jenners who posted the photo of the cake from her recent wedding, made especially for her Diamond League husband.
Star Wars Celebration VI wrapped up this Sunday in Orlando, Florida bringing fans together from all over the world to celebrate their love of all things Star Wars, and for one fanboy, his love for a girl named Mary. “The proposal was a surprise. I knew that Jason had a ring, but had no idea what he was planning,” Mary (a Princess Cast Host and Panels On Pages Contributer) adds, “ I had to work on Thursday and Friday during Star Wars Celebration VI, and it was at that time that he bought a picture and autograph tickets for Carrie Fisher. He surprised me with the tickets on Friday night, and those completely threw me off of any inclination that he might propose.”
A match made in Gears Of War Megan and Jeremiah both met, pwned and fell in love in the third-person shooter from Epic Studios. The couple’s gamer wedding featured a Link and Zelda cake topper, comic book character table names and a Minecraft ring box. Not to be outdone, their cake cutting utensil of choice: a retrolancer (a gun from the video game series) which was bought when Gears of War 3 was released the same day Jeremiah proposed.
Photographer Emily McGonigle snapped some great shots of the cute couple at their Farmhouse wedding in Pennsylvania. “It was really important to me that we find a photographer that would take the types of photos I really like. My mom sent me a ton of super pricey, old school photographers- not terrible, just not my style,” says the bride.
The major costs of their wedding came from the venue and food for up to 50 people coming in at around $4000. The bride’s mom made her veil, shawl, bouquets, boutonnieres, headband and the dinosaur lollipops. The couple also saved money by having an “iTunes wedding, meaning we just loaded up our iPad with the music we wanted and hooked it up to some speakers”, says Megan. The flowers on the tables were the only real flowers, which were bought the night before the wedding at a local grocery store. “I tried to spend as little as possible, haha. I’d say, including the venue, dress, rings, and all the other stuff it came close to $6000. Comparing it to that infographic that floats around about average wedding costs, I feel we did pretty well!” That average coming in at around $27,000!
A Doctor Who inspired wedding monogram you can use for many aspects of your wedding from invitations and favors to wine bottles and napkins. I made this monogram in Photoshop and used the Matt Smith Doctor Who font for the names and the Parchment font built into Photoshop, but you can use a variety of other computer programs and fonts.
The cake is two-tiers with a Princess Leia bride and Han Solo Groom made from gumpaste on the bottom tier; with star-fields of fondant on the top tier leading up to the Millennium Falcon and Death Star. The cake (including the Death Star) are red velvet with white chocolate/raspberry cream filling and white chocolate buttercream covered in silver fondant.
What happens when an engineer says “I do”…robot photographers that take pictures of guests and time-lapse video or Judgement Day!
Sacha De’Angeli, an engineer at Simple Switch Labs decided to design his own photo booth for his wedding using a camera, an Arduino and other random electronics as an alternative to renting an expensive photo booth. “I’m getting married, and I didn’t like the options for photo booths, so I made this thing…to make a time-lapse video of my entire event.” Six months and hundreds of prototypes later, the robot photographer known as Photoboop was born.
Acting not only as a photo booth, this little box plugs into almost any camera and can also take time-lapse movies or help it learn new tricks using the Arduino programming language. Press the button and the camera will shoot four frames one every three seconds. Adding an Eye-Fi card to your camera with Photoboop you can upload your photos to your favorite social media site or even an iPad or computer in the room automatically.