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Love + art + video games is what makes Etsy shop Art Nerd For Hire a winning combination for geeks and gamers looking for awesome video game inspired wedding invitations.
An avid collector and player of classic video games owner Jonny Rice is not your ordinary card artist. “Video games are such a huge part my life and our culture. There is a whole generation of people that have grown up playing and loving video games. They have a distinct style that I’ve always found charming and fascinating. Games also just happen to work very well for invitations because they blend information with artistry. As a super-geek, adding video game elements to my wedding got me excited +10,” says Jonny. With so much “geek cred” behind it Art Nerd For Hire can customize any video game inspired invitation from classic Super Mario Bros to the more recently released Mass Effect.
Having made quite the name for herself in the gaming community, Brittany Foster of Bmf Jewelry is known as the ‘Gamer Jeweler’ over at CustomMade for her amazing video game inspired rings. Her latest gamer creation is nothing new for Brittany, who previously created the companion cube ring made from stainless steel with pink enameled hearts. A play on an eternity ring Brittany replaces the traditional diamonds with four mini Xbox controllers. Each controller has four sets of grouped stones (four rubies, four emeralds, and eight sapphires (four yellow and four blue)) to represent the buttons on the controllers of the Xbox engagement ring.
You may remember couple Stephanie and Jerred’s creative Sega Genesis inspired wedding invitations; their custom instruction manual was the invitation and the game’s cartridge, inspired by Scott Pilgrim, their save-the-date. Fast forward a couple months later to find these two have now become Husband and Wife, and of course, tied the knot with some great video game references incorporated into their Monte Verde Inn wedding!
“Jerred proposed to me during the fireworks at Disneyland,” says Stephanie, “and since we became engaged we knew we wanted to do something epic for our wedding. Video games have been a big part of our lives separately and a huge part of why we have such a fantastic relationship. We decided having aspects from some of our favorite games incorporated into the wedding would show who we really are as a couple.” Photographer Beth Baugher of True Love Photo did an amazing job capturing this fun couple’s wedding.
These too good to eat macaroons by The Cookie Fairy are inspired by the popular Angry Birds game that features these thieving little green pigs. These green colored macaroons are filled with chocolate ganache made with a hint of mint extract and chopped mint leaves. Get the recipe to make these little guys over on The Cookie Fairy.
Ana and Ricardo’s Angry Birds inspired save the date video pits the two love birds against each other in a winner take all battle. An innocent game of Angry Birds on the couple’s iPad turns competitive, resulting in various battles of cards, cracker eating and eventually a real-life Angry Birds challenge.
This Final Fantasy cake topper was sculpted by artist Christina Patterson of IDoCakeToppers. Christina creates amazing and unique personalized Polymer clay sculptures that depict your likeness, pets, hobbies and anything you want for your big day.
Mario finally found the right castle and got to marry his princess and instead of a wedding cake had wedding cupcakes! These Princess Peach inspired pink cupcakes actually have peaches in them with a princess crown on top made from fondant. Red and yellow food coloring was used to achieve the pink color of Peach’s dress in the cupcake and the yellow of her hair in the frosting.
Like many wedding themes found on this blog the challenge is always transforming a unique and nontraditional theme into something classy and elegant. For couples who struggle on how to approach such a task, you will love today’s styled shoot from Live View Studios based in North Carolina. This colorful, feathery shoot proves that you can take inspiration from a popular app based game like Angry Birds, about cartoon birds and pigs at war, and transform it into an elegant wedding with a few subtle touches.
“Who has seen an Angry Birds inspired wedding? When the idea came to us,” wrote photographer Brent of Live View Studios, ”we looked and found a few groom’s cakes & details based on the game but nothing that incorporated it in as an overall wedding theme. With Angry Birds being with one of the top 10 apps & with 1 billion downloads as of May this year, we thought, why not create a wedding inspiration from the game, using elements creatively instead of basing it only on the characters? Keeping the elements of stone/brick, glass, wood, & feathers, and the primary color palette in mind, we, along with a very talented team of vendors, set out to design a rustic couture (entitled Passion Takes Flight) wedding with slingshot pens, tumbled concrete structures, a gold crown & golden eggs, a treasure chest for notes written by guests, and more.”
Replacing scrap metal and gears for fondant and cake, Mike Elder of Black Sheep Custom Cakes did an amazing job at recreating the Borderlands robot Claptrap for a gamer themed groom’s cake. If he could talk I bet he would say, ”Hey, check me out everybody! I’m dancin’, I’m dancin’!”