With a lot of creativity behind them the ever amazing team at Fandi.es Photography continues to inspire geeky couples, their latest engagement shoot is no exception. Channeling The Force for their Star Wars inspired shoot Carmen and Joaquin got their Han and Leia on with Fandi.es Photography in beautiful Spain.
When I first stumbled upon Pittsburgh based jewelry designer and CustomMade artist Paul Bierker the internet couldn’t get enough of his now infamous R2-D2 inspired engagement ring for a client’s geeky proposal to his girlfriend Emily.
As hosts of the Star Wars and geek culture podcast Tosche Station Radio, as well as huge Disney fans, would you expect anything else but a Star Wars themed engagement photo session at the happiest place on Earth for these two.
In the season finale of Heroes of Cosplay there was lots of drama with Team Los Angeles verse Team Atlanta at Kansas City’s Planet Comicon. One of its cosplay stars Victoria managed to dodged all the drama and found herself being part of her very own Stars Wars proposal.
When Star Wars fan Amy and Star Trek fan Thomas shot their engagement shoot it was a battle of fandoms, but one thing these two could both agree on was comics.
Amy Ratcliffe (Geek With Curves
) is known for her love of Star Wars
and is a writer for FashionablyGeek, IGN and StarWars.com; her Husband-to-be Thomas Zahler is the creator of the superhero romantic comedy Love and Capes
, so naturally, these two were made for each other. “Thom and I met at Comic-Con (truth be told, I sort of fangirled on him about his comic) and geek culture is a big part of our relationship,” says Amy. “He’s a little more Trek and I’m a little more Wars, but we have plenty in common to make conversations (or debates) a blast.”
Their engagement story began not in a galaxy far, far away or in a galactic quadrant but in Burbank, California at the Steampunk clothing shop Clockwork Couture
. The actual proposal happened inside the replica TARDIS, which stands in front of the shop, with a Nenya engagement ring (Galadriel’s ring from Lord of the Rings
) from Badali Jewelry
This is not your typical wedding video, but then again, they aren’t your typical couple. You know them as the couple behind the Indiana Jones engagement ring and Star Wars Wedding Band and if you follow this blog you’ve seen many posts about their geek inspired wedding.
Filmed in Las Vegas at an actual Star Wars location in Death Valley National Park, their wedding video is “an abstract short film around a live event inspired by David Lynch and Stanley Kubrick,” explains Homer. The couple with the Star Wars/Indiana Jones theme come full circle at the same place they met over 13 years ago - Caesars Palace, Las Vegas.
I think they got this. Star Wars fans John and Mindy prepare for battle against water walking AT-ATs (along with their maid of honor and best man) in this photo shot and edited by photographer Steven Kowalski. The wedding party is captured looking out at a picturesque and Empire free Lake Michigan. Until Kowalski, who spends hours editing all the Star Wars elements into the photo, goes over it with the awesome brush in Photoshop.
It’s every little girl’s dream to be a princess on their wedding day and for bride Lylellana that dream came true, but not without a few geeky touches. Both self-confessed geeks “ we did not want our wedding to turn into a convention and since we’re both hugely romantic we settled for our perfect theme: Princess and Geek,” says Lylellana. The princess touches came with her beautiful dress from Alcanar by Pronovias and their fairy-tale venue the Château Saint Louis
Their geeky touches are a mix of things the couple loves: books (Tolkien, Asimov, Bradbury), video games (Portal
), tv shows (Futurama
) and Star Wars.
Photographer Cedric Tosoni
captures the couple surrounded by the French Château’s vineyards, as well as, a few of the couple’s favorite wedding day moments like the Star Wars
embroidered quote inside the groom’s suit jacket.
White fondant cascades down this beautiful Star Wars wedding cake from Over The Top Cakes located in Saint Albert, Alberta. The all white cake shows off the couple’s geeky side with its Death Star, Millennium Falcon and Tie Fighter decorations while keeping it relatively traditional.
Their “May the 4th be with you” wedding produced some of the most viral geek inspired rings ever the Indiana Jones engagement ring and Star Wars Wedding Band. Groom Homer Liwag, a Design Director for David Copperfield, shares his epic “Death Star Cake” video from his recent wedding. A simple wedding cake is destroyed by the Rebel Alliance and wedding guests.