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Born on the small island of Puerto Rico and raised in the big city that never sleeps, blogger Loren of Pandora’s Craft Box, would end up marrying the love of her life and moving to the middle of nowhere.
Their love story started in college but ending parting ways as friends. Admittedly, they have both had stuck in the back of their mind “the one just got away”. Their story would continue, “once I year I would call him or text him to see how he was doing,” says Loren. “During our conversation the big question would come up which was if either of us was attached to someone…As time went on we continued to talk more and more each day. We were starting to get to know each other all over again.”
As if always destined to be together, their “whirlwind romance” would send Loren around the country from NYC to Texas to NY to Texas to her current home in California. “At first it was exciting and new. We talked every night and texted all day but it soon got old and lonely. We could not continue to be so far apart from each other. A year later I moved in with him from NYC to what I thought was middle of nowhere Texas (*Hubby Note* it was Dallas! how is that the middle of nowhere?!).”
Proposing to your boyfriend dressed at Thor and him as Loki at Youmacon 2012 is not only the geekiest thing I’ve seen today, but also the sweetest. Having met at a previous Youmacon it was the perfect setting for a proposal for two longtime cosplayers. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but let’s just say, the two are shopping for Loki and Thor related wedding items.
Made for her sister who loves the man in the Iron Man suit (Robert Downey Jr) and Steampunk by Tyann of Delectable Cakes. With gears spilling out from the side, an arc reactor on top and Iron Man’s mask with eyes that actually light up, this cake is pretty awesome.
Captain America’s shield is the inspiration behind this geeked out cake stand made with a little paint and a lot of glitter. This easy project is perfect for your wedding dessert table or to display your homemade cupcakes at home. My store bought ceramic cake stand, paint, Modpodge and glitter cost a little over $20 but you can save money by making your own stand from cups/candle holders and plates in your home.
Monograms are a great way to personalize your wedding by incorporating your initials, and creating your own monograms make for an even better keepsake for after the wedding. Taking traditional wooden letters and geeky them up with some comic books and Mod Podge is blogger Elizabeth Giorgi of Being Geek Chic.
“If you love comic books, but don’t just want to frame them up, consider embracing the letter and marquee trend and paper mâchéing your favorite comic book on your favorite letter of the alphabet. The results are quite delightful.
In this video, I used two issues of Wonder Woman to make a lovely W and an issue of Captain Marvel to make the giant M.”
Monograms usually consist of three, two or simply just the first letter in the couple’s last name. Before the wedding ceremony, engaged couples generally use the combination of their first name initials “G&H“with the bride-to-be’s initial represented first. Married couples use the three-letter monogram incorporating the initial of their shared surname used after the ceremony. Traditionally, the groom’s last name initial is represented in the center with the first name initials of the couple on either side in smaller font. For example, the monogram HPG might be used for Harry and Ginny Potter.
For this red and black wedding for the Marvel mercenary and anti-hero Deadpool; I tried to incorporate the character’s favs like tacos, with of course, a taco bar! The pop rock cake pops and Dr Pepper drink cart are from the line, “bring me more Pop Rocks and Dr. Pepper. Prepare to bathe my monkeys.” You could also use the Dr Pepper as a substitute for champagne in the toast. The venue, Rockit Bar and Grill in Chicago, is my take on the Hell House the mercenary hang out located in Chicago, IL which consists of a couple pool tables, a jukebox and a bar.
This Tony Stark gave his heart away to a girl, and she said yes! “She calls me Tony Stark for all of the projects I have going,” says Eddie Zarrick. “So how great would it be if my “Arc Reactor Heart” could give her the ring?” The idea came to Eddie after previously creating a simple Arc Reactor prop replica which he proudly displays on his desk. The perfect proposal for a girl who loves Iron Man and comics.
Eddie redesigned his arc reactor, made it smaller and added more details. “My idea was to use two servos controlled by an arduino,” explains Eddie,”at first I was not sure how to light it up, but I had some of AdaFruit’s RGB LED Strip laying around from a pinball project. So I cut off enough to go around the reactor and used the arduino to control that as well! Also added a couple of bright white LEDs to hit the ring once it comes out.”
“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.”
Catherine and Tom stopped off at Oakland’s famous Phantom of The Attic, a regular hangout spot for the comic book loving duo, for some great portrait shots before heading over to their wedding filled with some creative geeky touches. Lots of superhero details went into their wedding from the reception table numbers and programs to the groom’s boutonnière which featured Tom’s favorite superhero, Spider-Man.
Photographer Matthew Blassey did an amazing job capturing this fun couple’s wedding day portraits, before heading over to their ceremony and reception being held in the event sized backyard of a close friend. “Tom and Catherine’s wedding day was a fitting example of why I love to shoot weddings”, says Matthew “The entire day was closely shared with an intimate group of friends and family, which nurtured a wonderfully warm and embracing feel for the celebration. Their day began at their apartment in Squirrel Hill. Tom, Catherine , and their bridal party made me feel very welcome, and allowed me to capture their personalities to such a level that by the end of the night I felt like I was just photographing friends.”
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!