Using an old Star Trek comic she purchased for $2.50 in 1995 Sue of Anomalous Musings created these decoupaged heels using nothing more then Mod Podge, a paintbrush and scissors. Although not intended to be used for popping the question, but Sue’s addition of Picard’s proposal to Crusher gave me the idea that these would make for a very unique proposal idea.
Featuring the Enterprise and Captain Picard prominently on the toe and “Star” and “Trek” on the heels. Inside, Sue explains, “because this area is less likely to be seen unless someone is really inspecting your shoes, this is where I put the stuff that’s amusing to me. For example, in this comic book, Picard proposes to Crusher on the Holodeck, so you better believe that that speech bubble is on the inside of my left foot, and “created by Gene Roddenberry” is on the inside of my right.”
It’s up to this bride and groom to survive the night and battle the evil dead. This three-tiered Evil Dead inspired wedding cake with rainbow cake interior was made by Gemma for a couple’s Halloween wedding. Working out of her home making and baking cakes in the UK, Gemma added lots of Evil Dead reference to this cake from the Ash inspired groom with bride cake topper, the cabin, time portal, army of darkness and the possessed hand.
Winter hair clip via whichgoose
We all know that winter can be unpredictable, and your winter wonderland can suddenly become a full on blizzard without much warning. So plan for every possible scenario (wind, rain, snow, an ancient and supernatural race known as the Others) so you won’t have to stress in the days before your wedding. Leaving you and your guests time to enjoy the advantage of the off-season hotel and flight discounts and greater venue and vendor availability. Embrace the magical atmosphere of a winter wonderland wedding with a few tips and ideas to keep you and your guests warm and jolly.
You may remember couple Stephanie and Jerred’s creative Sega Genesis inspired wedding invitations; their custom instruction manual was the invitation and the game’s cartridge, inspired by Scott Pilgrim, their save-the-date. Fast forward a couple months later to find these two have now become Husband and Wife, and of course, tied the knot with some great video game references incorporated into their Monte Verde Inn wedding!
“Jerred proposed to me during the fireworks at Disneyland,” says Stephanie, “and since we became engaged we knew we wanted to do something epic for our wedding. Video games have been a big part of our lives separately and a huge part of why we have such a fantastic relationship. We decided having aspects from some of our favorite games incorporated into the wedding would show who we really are as a couple.” Photographer Beth Baugher of True Love Photo did an amazing job capturing this fun couple’s wedding.
These too good to eat macaroons by The Cookie Fairy are inspired by the popular Angry Birds game that features these thieving little green pigs. These green colored macaroons are filled with chocolate ganache made with a hint of mint extract and chopped mint leaves. Get the recipe to make these little guys over on The Cookie Fairy.
Here comes the bride all dressed in her…female Commander Shepard armor from Mass Effect
? Maybe not today, but I’m sure she thought about it. As an experienced costumer, armorer and prop builder bride Holly Conrad is well known for her incredible cosplay as you can see from the many videos on her YouTube channel
. However, for this geeky bride’s wedding day Holly choose to leave her N7 armor at home, opting for a cute and short silver dress inspired by the couple’s wedding theme which incorporated Holly’s love for Mass Effect
and Ross’ love of Doctor Who
“Everything was Space and Time themed (even the flowers!),” says Holly, “since I’m a special effects artist and cosplayer and HUGE Mass Effect fan, the cake was the Normandy. And Ross is a big Doctor Who fan, so he wore the official Magnolia Clothing 10th Doctor suit. We also have a Delorean and had it set up outside for awesome Delorean Photoshoot times.”
A mock up I did in Photoshop inspired by Game Of Thrones.
Now that you have your date set, and more importantly the ring, it’s time to send out your save-the-date cards! This pre-invitation mailing, or emailing, officially announces your wedding date to friends and family. As the first impression of your wedding make them unique and personalized, but most of all get creative and have fun! They don’t have to be too formal, that’s what your invitations are for, so be whimsical or get your geek on.
Usually sent to your guests six to eight months before your wedding date to be (hopefully) marked on your guests calendars. It’s important to give your guests plenty of time to book travel and accommodations, find a dress or a suit, and ask for days off from work. Especially if you have a destination wedding planned don’t wait too long to send out your save-the-dates.
Another mock up I did in Photoshop inspired by The Amazing Spiderman.
What goes into a save-the-date? Well, you don’t need to include as much information on your save-the-date cards as you do on the actual invitation. The most important details you need to include are your names, the date and the location (city and state will be sufficient if you don’t already have a venue picked out yet). It’s also a good idea to write “formal invitation to follow” or “details to follow” at the bottom to let guest know more information is to come.
The look of your save-the-date can be as simple as a card to a playable video game. Use your wedding day colors, incorporate in your wedding theme or find inspiration from your favorite video game. There are hundreds of design ideas, but here are a few save-the-dates examples for some creative inspiration:
When coming up with your wedding budget it’s also important to take into consideration your bridal party. After all, bridesmaids need more than just a dress; they also need shoes, accessories, hair and make-up all the little details that can add up fast.
Ultimate Outlet is an online retailer featuring the latest fashions at easily affordable prices that are perfect for the budget savvy bride. Their exclusive merchandise features popular brands such as Spiegel, Newport News and Shape FX; and have everything you’ll need to outfit your entire bridal party – dresses, jewelry, shoes and handbags all at outlet prices. They also carry sizes ranging from petite, tall and women’s 14W – 26W. The number of products isn’t huge, but worth taking a look for some great finds at even better prices.
Here are a few bridesmaid looks for under $100 from Ultimate Outlet:
UK based Love At First Bite doesn’t just have the perfect cake shop name but also a talented cake decorator and chocolatier behind the scenes. Owner Tina grew up around cakes and developed a passion for cake making at a young age. She even traveled for a year to work and gain experience from the UK’s top cake decorators and chocolatiers. Eventually opening her own shop where every “cake is designed unique to your taste”.
Her latest cake creation is a Vegas and Muppets themed wedding cake with all edible models. I love the attention to detail from Rizzo The Rat stealing a piece of the cake to Chef piping out frosting on the bottom tier.
This sweet treat is inspired by the glitchy, candy-haired kid from the Sugar Rush kart-racing game seen in the movie Wreck-It Ralph. I started with a basic chocolate cake recipe with chocolate frosting to represent Vanellope’s dark hair. Then I added the toppings: sprinkles (rainbow, hearts and confetti), gummy bears and starlight mints to match the same details seen in Vanellope’s hair. I think she also has Sweetheart candy in her hair, but I couldn’t find any so I substituted heart shaped sprinkles instead.
My Husband came home while I was taking a photo of one of the cake slices and I asked him to guess the inspiration which he replied, “the girl from Wreck-It Ralph“. Firstly, I was glad he got the inspiration and secondly shocked he got the inspiration.