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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.
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.
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.”
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.”
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.
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:
After eleven years of courtship Ruby, with the help of Actor Dean Cain, proposed to his long time love Jennifer at DragonCon 2012 in Atlanta, GA. Known for his role as Superman in the 1990′s hit “Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman” and all-around nice guy, Dean makes a “super” surprise appearance to help out a nervous Ruby in his proposal.
In front of hundreds of onlookers at the DC Comics Photo Shoot, Dean pulls an unsuspecting Jennifer dressed as Batgirl from the crowd. Ruby, dressed appropriately as Batman, joins his girlfriend (in a cute set-up) is handed the proposal ring from the Actor. She said Yes!
Sculptor Kyla Richards created this wedding cake topper based on the cover illustration by artists Amanda Conner and Paul Mounts for DC Comics. Based in Alberta, Canada Kyla is the award nominated sculptor for the Strange Aeons miniature table top skirmish game.
Geeky couple Crystal and Darren along with the fabulous Lisa Gratton of Ophelia Photography play with the idea of what would Bruce Wayne’s engagement photos look like? Lisa says,”Crystal and Darren were up for anything and when the idea of Batman was mentioned, Darren’s eyes lite up…”
Shot at the beautiful Van Dusen Botanical Gardens a 55-acre garden in the heart of Vancouver, the shoot paints the picture of billionaire Bruce Wayne and his lady love being photographed at Wayne Manor. Of course he couldn’t resist the bat suit and Batman makes an appearance to sweep his girl off her feet.
Rich and his new wife Michele were lucky enough to get a few wedding photos with the Batmobile after being married at St. Paul’s Cathedral in Pittsburgh. The Dark Knight Rises, the third and final installment in the Dark Knight series just so happened to be filming a fight scene on that day in front of the cathedral.
Wanting to take portraits at the columns of Carnegie Mellon Institute Michele and Rich, who worried his new wife had ruined their chances after mentioning Spider-Man was the movie being filmed instead of The Dark Knight Rises, but after some persuasion the crew let them take their wedding party photos.
On their way back, a videographer who was filming the making-of The Dark Knight Rises asked if they would like to see Batman’s Tumbler up-close!