Bride Emilia was all smiles as she walked down the aisle in her white wedding dress and silver Jimmy Choos, a far cry from her sleeved tunic dress and fur-lined cape of the couple’s Game of Thrones inspired pre-wedding photo shoot shot by Fandi.es. With styling and makeup by Rodrigo Mireia Acosta, Emilia and Ramón enjoy a quick round of swordplay and each other’s company amid stone walls in a Westeros inspired location.
You may not recognize the name but Florida based The Cake Geek took the Internet by storm a few months ago with her Lord Of The Rings Minas Tirith wedding cake. Her latest cake creation is based on The Game Of Thrones television series’ Iron Throne is just as epic and baked for a King.
Lots of meticulous work went into the creation of this Iron Throne cake; the detailing on the swords and the woven effect on the back transform all that fondant into the seat of kings. The top of the cake is chocolate with chocolate mousse and chocolate cookie crumble filling. The bottom cake is made of vanilla cake with strawberry mouse and fresh strawberries.
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.
A mock up I did in Photoshop inspired by Game Of Thrones.
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.
Usually sent to your guests six to eight months before your wedding date to be (hopefully) marked on your guests calendars. It’s important to give your guests plenty of time to book travel and accommodations, find a dress or a suit, and ask for days off from work. Especially if you have a destination wedding planned don’t wait too long to send out your save-the-dates.
Another mock up I did in Photoshop inspired by The Amazing Spiderman.
What goes into a save-the-date? Well, you don’t need to include as much information on your save-the-date cards as you do on the actual invitation. The most important details you need to include are your names, the date and the location (city and state will be sufficient if you don’t already have a venue picked out yet). It’s also a good idea to write “formal invitation to follow” or “details to follow” at the bottom to let guest know more information is to come.
The look of your save-the-date can be as simple as a card to a playable video game. Use your wedding day colors, incorporate in your wedding theme or find inspiration from your favorite video game. There are hundreds of design ideas, but here are a few save-the-dates examples for some creative inspiration:
A colorful 2-tiered Game Of Thrones wedding cake featuring elements in the series from Daenerys’ dragons and the direwolves, to the godswood and of course the Iron Throne made by Kate Bussell.
Combining her love for baking and pop culture pastry chef Nikki of Geek-A-Bites located in Austin, Texas created these True Blood and Game of Thrones inspired cake balls.
“I thought to start with House Stark since it seemed the easiest…The world of Westeros offers a myriad of deliciously-described food and drink – so what would cake (or a cake ball) from Winterfell taste like? I knew I wanted something all white that reminded me of cold winds and winter…chocolate mint combination! While a dark interior was not in line with the stark white effect I was going for, the chocolate tempered the mint and the Andes candies gave the inside a nice depth…coated with white chocolate and sprinkled with a touch of clear sugar crystals, to hint at snow.”
You may have seen chef JB Cada and Stephanie Santos’ Game of Thrones cupcakes, inspired by George R.R. Martin’s popular book series and the HBO adaptation, making its rounds on the geek inter-webs awhile back. The culinary owners of Regali Kitchen in Quezon City, Philippines have a few other geek inspired treats you might like including some new Game of Thrones cupcakes, Harry Potter, The Walking Dead, Star Wars and Transformers in yummy flavors like orange cardamom with pomegranate frosting or dark chocolate with caramel frosting.
It’s a full on themed wedding photo shoot war and photographer Casey Fatchett has thrown down the metaphorical gauntlet. Not to be outdone, Casey has not one but three amazingly geeky photo shoots inspired by The Hunger Games, True Blood and Game of Thrones.
“Remember when there were a whole bunch of Hunger Games themed wedding photo shoots right when the film came out? Brides, bloggers, and everyone in the wedding industry are always on the lookout for the next ‘big thing’, and pop culture plays a big part in that. But perhaps we should take a closer look at what is actually going on at the source. Here are three wedding ‘themes’ you may want to reconsider- The Hunger Games, Game of Thrones, and True Blood. This is a long blog post, so plant your tongue firmly in your cheek, strap yourselves in and…LET THE GAMES BEGIN!”
Two Daenerys wedding inspiration boards with lot’s of dragon references. She is the last confirmed member of the ancient Targaryen Dynasty and one of the primary POV characters in the book series, Game of Thrones.
Game of Thrones Iron Throne cake, the seat of kings in the Seven Kingdoms, by Planet Cake.