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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.

Photographer Candice Benjamin was “over the moon” with excitement when she received this nerdtastic floppy disk save-the-date from couple Jillian and Nathan. “My inner nerd was very happy and I think it compares to when I got the Squall Card in Final Fantasy 8. Dancing ensued,” says Candice. A self-proclaimed “big dork at heart” this talented photographer also loves zombie flicks and watches “sci fi like it’s going out of style and get immersed in tech-help shows”.

The geeky couple, whom Candice recently photographed for their engagement photos at Santa Monica Pier; work at a video game company and incorporated their obvious love for what they do into their save-the-date with 8-bit video game art, a QR code for the tech savvy and a binary code background card. Love it!


comic save the date

Artists Alex Mejias and her Husband Derek Land created some amazing comic book inspired stationary for their recent wedding. For their save-the-dates, pictured above, Derek drew the main illustration to the right and Alex did the coloring. The couple also created their own matching RSVP cards and invitations.

Maybe you want something just as creative and unique but weren’t born with the “artist gene” like this talented couple. Lucky for you, Alex accepts commissions so you can have her create a similar set just for your wedding!

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.

Ana and Ricardo’s Angry Birds inspired save the date video pits the two love birds against each other in a winner take all battle. An innocent game of Angry Birds on the couple’s iPad turns competitive, resulting in various battles of cards, cracker eating and eventually a real-life Angry Birds challenge.

Nintendo fans Van and Luke wanted relive their childhood with their 8-bit themed wedding stationary without looking too much like a child’s party invite. Luckily for them, Gourmet Invitations delivered in meeting the couple’s geeky yet sophisticated request.

Danielle and Stephen’s superhero themed save the date for their upcoming February 2013 comic themed wedding! Love the red lipstick kiss on the Cap’s shield.

This amazing multi-fandom wedding invite was designed and illustrated by Daniel Farrelly who spent more than 6 months on two illustrations for his geek themed wedding invitations. The cover “is a homage to the original posters for the Back to the Future trilogy,” says Daniel, “…People tell me that these are the best wedding invitations they’ve ever seen (hire me), and everyone has spent several minutes looking at the tiny details on the interior illustration. That alone makes me proud.”

Digitally printed in full color on 340gsm card, the inside illustration includes all of the geeky stuff the two both enjoy: Back to the Future, Doctor Who, Adventure Time, Parks and Recreation, Apple, Firefly, Battlestar Galactica, Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter. The little robots he designed for their friends’ invitations when they got married and the backgrounds reflect their home town: on the front is a picture of Australian Parliament House, which is located in Canberra, where the two live and will get married, and the background in the middle is based on a map of Canberra.