If you’re planning a wedding in a galaxy far, far away then you might want to consider an appearance by international Star Wars fan-based organization the 501st. A professional costuming organization of dedicated fans that construct and wear screen accurate replicas of Imperial Stormtrooper armor, Imperial officer uniforms, Clone Troopers and other “bad guys” from the Star Wars universe. As the world’s largest Imperial costuming organization, the 501st Legion has grown to more than 6,000 active members worldwide so there’s a good chance of finding a local Garrison nearby and available for your wedding day.
What separates an unforgettable Star Wars wedding from any other Star Wars wedding? Like everything else that comes with planning a wedding it’s all about what you are willing to spend money on and what you can forgo or get crafty on. Of course your groomsmen can wear Stormtrooper helmets from a costume shop, but spend a little more to have movie replica fully armored and professional talent standing by to protect your wedding from rebel scum.
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.
When I first came across Gobo Studio
I immediately fell in love with photographer Hien Nguyen’s photos and his Tim Burton inspired Corpse Bride
photo shoot. With a background in 3d film/animation Hien shoots everything from everyday portraits to zombie themed engagement shoots.
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.
Delorean photo by Bartek Wscisel
It will most likely be featured in your wedding photos and be responsible for transporting you and your wedding party from the ceremony to the reception venue. So why ride in a traditional white limo, make your wedding day special by considering alternative transportation that is as geeky as you. From the perfect after wedding getaway/crime fighting vehicle to a great alternative photo booth backdrop here are some alternative wedding transportation ideas.
Remember back in the 80′s when all you wanted for Christmas was a hoverboard and a ride in Doc’s time machine? This Best Man made sure the Groom arrived on time and fulfilled one of his childhood fantasy by surprising him with a Back To The Future replica on his wedding day. Photographer Bartek Wscisel of Stylish Wedding Photography was on hand to capture every moment, “The groom was picked up by the very same car which was driven by…..the doctor himself. The happiness of the groom was just priceless. The car was equipped with all the stuff that the original car from the movie had. Here are some photos from that special day, including the special photo of the groom and his best man. Don’t men just stay big boys for life? It also happens to me sometimes.”
Delorean photo by Bartek Wscisel
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.
5 tiers, fondant, gum-paste flowers sounds like an elegant and traditional cake perfect for any wedding, except yours. One of the most sought-after custom cake shops in the country, Charm City Cakes located in Baltimore, Maryland is the home to Duff Goldman and his team of eclectic cake artists. Sure, they make beautiful and traditional wedding cakes, but they also make some of the most amazing geek and gamer inspired cakes like their lifesize Star Wars R2D2.
“We have fun with every cake we make, but we always have a LOT of fun when we get to work with video game and online gaming companies. They are staffed by folks who are just as slightly off kilter and imaginative as we are, and so the projects we put together for video game launches and events always tend to be MEGA. Here’s a round up of some of our favorite collaborations with the gaming world!”
Lifesize R2D2 cake
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.
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.
It’s your wedding day and you want everything to be perfect right down to your lipstick and eyeshadow. Match your makeup to your geeky wedding theme with the help of Siryn of Makeup By Siryn
, a blogger and makeup artist who creates awesome makeup based on geeky inspirations from comics, video games and anime. She is also the makeup artist for the upcoming Batgirl: Spoiled
, a webseries following the 3rd Batgirl on her journey to understand her place in Gotham.