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Love + art + video games is what makes Etsy shop Art Nerd For Hire a winning combination for geeks and gamers looking for awesome video game inspired wedding invitations.
An avid collector and player of classic video games owner Jonny Rice is not your ordinary card artist. “Video games are such a huge part my life and our culture. There is a whole generation of people that have grown up playing and loving video games. They have a distinct style that I’ve always found charming and fascinating. Games also just happen to work very well for invitations because they blend information with artistry. As a super-geek, adding video game elements to my wedding got me excited +10,” says Jonny. With so much “geek cred” behind it Art Nerd For Hire can customize any video game inspired invitation from classic Super Mario Bros to the more recently released Mass Effect.
Sugarcraft Artist Jennifer Woracker uses her artistic talent to create unique wedding cake toppers for couples wanting to add something personalized to their special day. Based in South Ockendon, Thurrock, United Kingdom, Jennifer balances being a full time mother to her two little boys and a part time Sugarcraft Artist running her business Twinkle Balls. Catering to any theme or style, Jennifer makes anything from robots to zombies and also makes single sex couples for civil partnerships weddings.
Remixing home videos with music is a popular trend that has made its way into the wedding industry turning ‘traditional’ wedding videography into a unique and fun new direction.
Marryokes (a play on “marriage” and “karaoke”) is a wedding videography company with a twist. Increasing in popularity, Marryokes’ Black Eyed Peas “I Gotta Feeling” video capturing Paul and Clodagh’s Ireland wedding went viral with almost 1 million hits on YouTube. While they do film traditional full day videos, their passion is marryokes – music videos filmed throughout the wedding day. Couples can pick any song they desire and Marryokes will capture the whole story from the major parts to the tiny details that may pass you by on the big day. Based near Belfast, Northern Ireland the Husband and Wife team behind Marryokes travels all over the world to bring their style of wedding videography to you.
Always expect the unexpected from Philippine based Visionary Photography Hub led by principal photographer Jervy Santiago. Their tagline, “we are anything but ordinary, we are Visionary, your vision realized”, echos throughout their innovative approach to traditional wedding photography.
“Our ideas are varied from genre-based themes for the more adventurous or timeless concepts for the ones with discriminating taste. Moreover, by taking timeless Cinematic photographs, we make sure that we bring out the best in our clients. Whatever their story reflects – Comedy, Drama, Period, Theatrical, Avant-Garde and even Cartoons, we try our best push the envelope further by providing them a customized story, styling & set design to create a cohesive mix of ideas.”
Having already featured their amazing Left 4 Dead and Full Metal Panic engagement shoots on this blog. Visionary Photography Hub continues to push their creativity with experienced individuals from the industries of Photography, Graphic & Set Design, and Fashion, amazing their clients with their ideas and visually stunning concepts. Principal Photographer Jervy Santiago talks more about Visionary Photography Hub, how he got into photography and gives some advice for couples looking for wedding photographers.
Catering to those who want something a little different, and a little geeky, pastry baker Jenny Burgesse has created a niche for herself as the owner of Geek Sweets. Running her home-based bakery out of Vancouver, Canada Jenny bakes cakes, cupcakes, cookies and other yummy baked goods inspired by geek culture. ”Everything is made from scratch with the freshest ingredients, just like grandma used to make. If grandma made cookies shaped like weighted companion cubes and Battlestar Galacticakes,” she says. Sure, white wedding cakes and cupcakes are more traditional; but colorful and unique cakes and cupcakes that convey the bride and groom’s personalities are more memorable. “Wedding cakes have really taken leaps and bounds in terms of coolness in the past 10 years and are nothing like the marzipan-covered, gumpaste-flower-adorned towering tiers of their time,” says Jenny.
Cupcakes also make wonderful wedding favors, the perfect take-away gift that everyone will enjoy. You can personalize them in terms of flavor (the bride and groom’s favorite flavor) and decoration (be it a cupcake from a galaxy far, far away to the cutest little cupcake in all the Marvel Universe) and gift-wrap them in individual boxes.
You’ve met the man or woman of your dreams, you’ve decided to get married, and now it’s time to plan your dream wedding. With an average wedding costing around $20,000 these days, there will be questions about everything from the budget and ceremony to the food and DJ. Organizing an entire wedding alone can be quite an undertaking, which is why it’s important to choose a wedding planner who understands your vision of your perfect day whether it be traditional or Doctor Who themed. Laura, owner of Rebel Belle Weddings based in Los Angeles, California is just that kind of planner. She describes herself as “creative, organized and proudly geekish,” and if you need proof of her geek creed just checkout her Pinterest page.