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Infusing a variety of their favorite geek inspired interests and hobbies into their wedding Morgan and David unlock a few achievements on the way to the altar. The Shattuck Golf Club located in Jaffrey, New Hampshire set the stage for Morgan and David’s wedding with its rustic interior space and majestic views of Mt. Monadnock during the ceremony.

These custom 8-bit World of Warcraft NES cartridges by 72 pins are modern art with a nostalgic twist, and make for some very cool wedding invitations.

Well they aren’t actual remade games the donor cart’s original game still remains intact. Inside you’ll find the original NES title the donor cart had in it so you could be playing Super Mario Bros on your friend’s wedding invitation.

Marlene and Rodolfo’s 8-bit retro game wedding is a blast from the past and completely handmade. “We did everything ourselves,” says Marlene, “from the stationary to the gifts as we didn’t want anything too “professional” looking and wanted more of a home made feel to it. Basically we wanted to have fun and relaxed feel to the wedding.” This geeky couple met in college during their Computer Science degree in Portugal, and married on their 10th dating anniversary. “The first thing we knew about our wedding day was that it would be 8-bit games themed!”

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.

Get nostalgic over these custom 8 bit NES cartridge wedding invites by 72 pins. They are meant to be modern art with a nostalgic twist, and not actual remade games although the cart’s original game is intact. The game inside is whatever original NES title the donor cart had in it so you could be playing Super Mario Bros with your invite, that is if you still have a NES system.

Make your own wedding wine labels to go along with your theme or create something unique. Although they have since closed up shop; I thought these photos would make great inspiration of what you could do with custom wine labels for a wedding.
8-Bit Vintners was a small wine label based in Walla Walla, Washington. The brainchild of Mike James, who took both his passion for wine and love of gaming to a whole new level. “My wine is for anyone who spent time trying to save a princess or fit odd shaped blocks together. We may have never met, but we have more in common than we ever knew. So blow out that old Contra cartridge, give the NES a good dust off, and pour yourself a glass.”

Robot In Bloom’s paper flowers are the perfect way to personalize your wedding in a fun and unique way. Each bridesmaid bouquet is created just for your wedding party to match your wedding colors. What makes paper flowers great are that they can come home after the wedding to be used for decoration, or as a lasting memory of your big day. Owner and designer, Sandy Ervin, will work with you to customize your long-lasting, easy to maintain, reusable paper flowers to coordinate effortlessly with your special day.

Your special day deserves stationery that is beautiful, unique, and personalized. Hello Lucky, a specialty letterpress printer and design studio has been creating wedding invitations and other stationary for over 8 years. With offices in San Francisco’s SOMA district and in London.

“We’re design innovators: We live and breathe great design. Our work has been published in 8 books and showcased in dozens of magazines and blogs in the US and UK, including Martha Stewart Weddings, InStyle, and Design*Sponge. We collaborate with leading stylists and event planners, and work selectively with some of the most talented artists and designers working today to create unique stationery designs. We’re constantly looking for creative and unexpected ways to bring great design into the world of stationery, and we spend hours perfecting and critiquing each design before it reaches you.”

“1-up” your fellow brides with this collection of video game themed wedding invitations, that will fill anyone’s health bar.

Looking for a creative way to invite your family and friends to your big day? Or even if you go the more traditional route for your wedding, a fun invite will make you the envy of all your friends. Here are some great examples of video game themed wedding invitations that others have used to make their wedding invites “powered-up”, with the likes of Pac-man, Portal and Mario. Because nothing says wedding like 8-bit hearts.