Alice and Jim traveled from Exeter in the UK for their beautiful, snowy Winter Central Park wedding. Alice moved to Exeter to attend University in 2009, and got to know Jim as she regularly went into his video game store. The store he worked for was part of a large chain of stores in the UK called Game.
Alice is a passionate gamer and would regularly visit the store to chat with the staff about new games. As an impoverished student, however she rarely bought anything. Unfortunately Game was one of the many casualties of the online shopping boom and the chain eventually closed down all over the country. Alice jokes that her not buying anything from the store may have contributed to it’s downfall.
They did not get together straight away, but as Alice got closer to graduating from University they started to spend more time together. One night, they bumped into each other in town, and they rest as they say, is history.
When it comes to proposing, couples with a quirky side have some of the most unique and interesting ways of popping the question. Whether you’re both into anime or met while gaming, lovers of geeky activities can easily infuse their nerdy personalities into their proposals. Dress up like a character from his favorite comic book, or speak her language and propose in Ewokese. No matter how you do it, proposing in an unconventional manner can make your engagement more memorable than the first time you saw The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
There are an array of ways you can ask for your beloved’s hand in marriage in your own special, nerdy fashion. Here are a few ideas that will help you devise your own proposal for that special geek in your life.
Propose by the book, or a book. If you and your sweetheart are literary junkies who enjoy the same novels, whether they be graphic or science fiction, plan a proposal based around your favorite books or series. One man hollowed out a paperback copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, put an engagement ring inside, and presented the book to his girlfriend. Perhaps you prefer to propose using your own literary masterpiece. Utilize an online publishing platform to craft a book detailing the story of your relationship (be sure to include photos that capture your best “couple” moments) with a surprise offer of marriage at the end. Recreating a scene or part from a book is another brilliant way to ask for your mate’s hand in marriage. Reenact the romantic engagement scene from The Notebook, or, if dressing up and recreating scenes from a novel isn’t your cup of tea, propose using aspects or quotes from a piece of writing that holds sentimental value to both you and your future spouse.
Choosing a hen or stag party which will cater to your geeky needs can be tricky when much of what’s on offer out there is centered around strippers and boozing. It’s not all about mainstream ideas like these though; there are some quirky and downright geeky stag and hen party ideas out there if that’s what you’re looking for! Here at Redseven we’ve selected some of our favorites to give you some inspiration if you’re looking for something a little different.
1. Zombie Paintball
A guest post from Claudine of Moments Captured, a photography duo with a passion for shooting weddings! As a proud geek girl, Claudine loves her lenses – but could she do without them?
For fans of zombie horror then nothing quite beats turning it into a reality, with you and your friends as the heroes! Ok, the zombies are played by actors, but they’ll still be groaning and bloody as you line them up within the sights of your paint gun. This ultimate alternative stag or hen do idea begins with being trained on target practice before getting to use your paint gun to fight against a zombie infestation scenario on a specially designed site. This is one experience which you won’t forget – providing you survive!
As the geek chic wedding photographer, I love a new piece of equipment and am always on the hunt for something new or interesting to enhance my already growing collection of lenses, filters and so on. I think it’s vital for photographers to have a keen interest in developments within their industry – and that includes technology as much as it does innovative new ways of shooting. After all, what kind of photographer would I be if cameras didn’t excite me? Not a very passionate one, I imagine. And probably not a very experienced one either – the reason new technology is such an interest is because I understand, as a seasoned photographer, what I can do with these advancements.
But truthfully, when it comes to results in your wedding photos, does equipment really matter? Well, in the big scheme of things, no. Yes, it’s lovely to have the best possible tools, it certainly makes life easier, but the best camera in the world won’t give you an “eye” for photography.