Category Archives: Invitations
On May the 4th designer and Star Wars fan Homer Liwag the man behind some of the most famous geek inspired rings ever: the Indiana Jones engagement ring and Star Wars Wedding Band got married! Over on Reddit, Homer shared his Star Wars inspired wedding invitations which he says are “part puzzle, part museum piece” for their “May the 4th be with you” wedding.
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.
If your looking for something unique and personal for your wedding save the dates, invitations or signing poster then you have to check out the website Illustrate The Date. Illustrator and caricature artist Devin Hunt will transform you and your significant other into hand drawn caricatures of yourselves as your favorite superhero or comic book characters.
Save the dates are the first impression your guests will have of your wedding so get them excited for your geeky, gamer or unique wedding with a caricature embracing your theme or maybe tease them with your destination wedding locale.
This gaming couple found a creative way to incorporate their love of Borderlands into their upcoming wedding. Sharing her invite on Reddit Bansh33 says, “My fiance and I got into Borderlands shortly after we started dating. We spent hours a day on our characters. When Borderlands 2 came out, we got to do it all over again!” judging by her fiance’s previously completed missions which include; appearing as a contestant on American Ninja Warrior and Guinness World Records: Gone Wild for “Most Items Kicked off Peoples Heads in a Minute” I expect some ninja moves on the dance floor will be in order to complete the couple’s wedding mission.
Electrical Engineer Bill Porter proposed to his girlfriend in a very unique and geeky way, he etched the words “Mara will you marry me?” into a PCB (printed circuit board). What followed says Bill, “is the usual happy ending movie proposal; tears, kisses, everything you would expect. I don’t need to go into details. The bottom line is it worked; she said YES! She was so caught off guard by how I did it she couldn’t stop laughing for a long time after.”
Now in the initial stages of planning for their ‘circuits and swirls’ wedding, Bill and his fiancé Mara have scraped convention once again and applied their engineering degrees into creating custom electronic wedding invitations. “Not content with plain old paper invitations my fiancé Mara and I smashed our geeky heads together to come up with a design that keeps with our circuits and swirls theme,” says Bill. “We decided to be more literal, by putting actual circuits into our invitations!”
It wasn’t the programing or electrical elements that challenged the couple during the making of but the number of invites coupled with the time spent on design and the cost of the components.
These Back to the Future fans didn’t need to hit 88 mph to shoot some seriously awesome save-the-dates! With a little help from one Atlanta based Delorean owner this geeky pair had the opportunity to shoot with a movie replica for the day, without disrupting the space-time continuum (I hope). “We wanted to somehow incorporate our love of the movies into our Engagement Shoot and our Save the Dates, explains bride to be Abbie, “unfortunately, neither one of us knew anyone with a DeLorean handy or a flux capacitor.” So the pair did a little digging and found a site that helps connect DeLorean owners to events and car shows.
They then enlisted long time friend and photographer Eric Cash of Shift-4 Photography who did an amazing job capturing the pair dressed as Marty McFly and Doc to match the movie’s 1985 poster. “As soon as I booked our Delorean meet up [I knew] Shift-4 Photography had to be the one to shoot us (pressing shift 4 on your computer makes the $ sign and his last name is Cash. I still find that genius!) Not only did Eric fully understand our commitment,” adds Abbie, “to a geeky photoshoot he was fun to work with, easy to listen to and had great ideas.”
Replicating the fashion of two iconic characters like Marty McFly and Doc is one of the hardest parts of any themed shoot. These are two characters who are immediately recognizable just from their clothes alone and I think Abbie did a great job pulling it all off. Always a great place to start, as Abbie did, is your local Goodwill especially when your shopping for some vintage 80′s threads. “I found a rain jacket in the hue I wanted, cut the sleeves off and stuffed it to make it more vest like. Since I’m currently in medical school, I thought it much more appropriate to dress up as Doc instead of Jennifer. I had loads of fun making my own feminized version of what I thought a girl Doc should wear- I felt equally nerdy and beautiful in my outfit for the shoot.”
Graphic designer Devan Nichole brings together her love of card making and geek culture to produce some beautiful wedding stationary based on the HBO series The Game Of Thrones. With more to come, Devan has created invitations and RSVP cards for the houses of Winterfell and Targaryen available now in her Etsy shop Nimbi Design.
Living in Portland, Oregon Devan came up with the name Nimbi “which is plural for a nimbus cloud…which living in the Northwest, felt quite appropriate, says Devan.” Always on the look out for a new project, which has subsequently spawned multiple Etsy shops to her name, Devan created Nimbi Design “to combine all of my old loves and the new one’s,” adds Devan, ” I discover along the way and share them with you, allowing you, to hopefully purchase them because you love them as much as I do. I want to provide fun and whimsical items, from jewelry, to cards, designs, custom work (invitations, business cards, etc.) to plushies, refurbished clothing, bags and so much more.”
Be sure to check out Devan’s blog to keep up on her current projects, how-to tutorials, gaming reviews and random posts about pinups and zombies (my kinda girl).
This House of Stark invitation for the wedding ceremony of Sansa and Geoffery (ugh) is available in any colors and letterpress. House mark and saying “Winter is coming.” This set includes: Invitation + matching envelope, RSVP + matching return envelope as well as the save the date + envelope.
“Whether you survived the zombie apocalypse or not, you better be there,” reads Shannon and Flo’s epic zombie inspired comic save-the-date.
Both come from different backgrounds Shannon a girly, girl who likes to kill zombies with neon pink pumps. Her other half Flo, a self-professed geek who put together their comic book love story panel by panel with their engagement photos shot by Cashman Brothers photography. Check out their logo on the bottom right- it’s the Green Lantern icon with a Hello Kitty silhouette, cute.
The idea for their engagement shoot was “to be something different from all Vegas engagement pictures,” says the couple. After deciding on the zombie theme, the pair picked Nelson’s Landing in Nevada as the perfect location for their zombie slaying romance. ” It had a ghost town, the hills have eyes kind of feel to it,” explains the couple, “well it is an old mining area.”
A platformer with five levels, evil robots, and a super secret unlockable level now that’s what I call a wedding save-the-date. Tech Director Barry Abrams spent months creating this platform adventurer for his upcoming nuptials and shared his labor of love on Reddit for everyone to play.
Wedding guests received printed save-the-date cards in the mail, as well as, a flyer featuring arcade machines that directed guests to the game entitled “Save the Date: Katie & Barry are getting married“. Playing as either Katie or Barry you learn a little about the couple, and their dog Olive, playing through four wedding themed levels ending in a boss fight to save your other half from an evil robot. There’s also a super secret level that you unlock by collecting all the hearts in a single level.
“The game is a NES-style platformer,” explains Barry, “kind of like Mario or Mega Man. You play as the miniature cake topper versions of my fiancé or myself (your pick) as you climb a huge wedding cake, make your way through presents, and a few other wedding inspired levels. The main villain of the game is an emotionless robot with a circular saw blade for an arm. The smaller bad guys are various hors d’oeuvres that we hate: Shrimp, Deviled Eggs and Broccoli. Our yellow lab, Olive, serves as a guide.”
The game is actually pretty fun and includes four wedding themed levels: ceremony, reception, cocktails & appetizers, cake cutting and an unlockable level.