How To Nerd Up Your Wedding

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Do you and your soon-to-be play endless amounts of video games? Are you two known to geek out at your local comicbook store? Well then you may not need the help, but we have a few very fun ideas for how you can nerd up your wedding day!

Adrienne and Jay’s wedding was a fun and fabulous day at Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside, California with some geeky elements we just had to share with you! If you just can’t get enough, don’t forget to check out the full gallery, where all of the amazing details were perfectly captured by Heather Elizabeth Photography.

wedding hair

yellow wedding shoes

teal bridesmaid dresses

Favorite Sports Team Colors As Wedding Colors!
When the groom was asked what colors he preferred for a wedding he replied with, “Weddings have colors?” followed by a strong preference for NHL Sharks colors of black, teal, and orange. Incorporating his color preference with her love of bold and bright colors, the contrast of the two color palettes played out harmoniously. Having a broad color palette lead to having more flexibility with the design of the event, but still achieved a cohesive overall concept

Make Your Boutonnieres Super!
Since boutonnieres are the man’s bouquet the groom chose to spice them up with a little super hero action. Each groomsman picked out their favorite character from Marvels X-men, and had it incorporated into the boutonniere.

superhero boutonnieres for groomsmen

first wedding look

Oh The Places You’ll Go!
Since the Groom serves in the military and moves quite frequently the brides father made a sign to represent all the places they have been (South Korea, Fort Hood, Fort Sill…etc), plus one just for fun(“Death Star” pointing to the sky)! Having design elements that different members of the family could contribute to or be apart of helped add meaning and create a greater connection for them to the event.

cute wedding sign pointing to everywhere the groom has been stationed for the military

nice ride for the bride

wedding party

The event was held over Labor Day weekend at the gorgeous Thomas Fogarty Winery in Woodside, CA.The location was chosen for its beauty and it’s exceptional indoor/outdoor event space that it provided a wonderful flow for the event. Different parts of the night were staged in separate areas that all transitioned nicely for the guests who moved from one to the other.

Make Your Reception Entrance Your Own!
After the guests were seated for dinner, the groomsmen were introduced into the dinner to the sound of Mario Kart music along with fake cardboard karts that they pretended to drive around the seated guests.

photography by Heather Elizabeth


Mario Kart wedding party entrance

Every wedding has that one table that thinks they are the BEST table at the wedding, and the coolest kids in town. Playing on this idea each tables were named things like “The Fabulous Table”, “The Superb Table”, and “The Ultimate Table” in order to make every guest feel like they are on top. This turned out to be one of the most memorable items from the wedding that people still talk about today.

In recognition to all the marriages that inspired the bride and groom, and taught them about commitment and true love, family members attending the event were asked to send in pictures of themselves at their weddings to decorate each cocktail table.

pin wheel escort cards

fun table names

friends and family wedding photos as table decor

whats for dinner framed menu

The wedding theme was a combination of color, fun, and family. Everywhere that a touch of personalization and meaning could be added there was. It was important to the bride and groom that the whole event was representative of both their tastes rather than favoring one heavily over the other.

Equally as important was the comfort and enjoyment of their guests who would be sharing in this incredible day. From flip-flops for guests who wanted to ditch their heels and dance, to shawls for the cold ones, to warm chocolate chip cookies on their way out, guests were well taken care of so they could fully let loose and enjoy themselves properly.

orange and teal wedding cake

shalls to stay warm and dancing shoes

just married get away car sign

Venue: Thomas Fogarty Winery
Caterer: Continental Caterers
Cake: BethAnn Goldberg of Studio Cake
Cake Topper: MilkTea by Bthanari
Hair & Makeup: Artists by Sherrie Long
Photo Booth: Glass Coat Photo Booth Co.
DJ: Big Fun Disc Jockeys
Musicians: Steel Jam
Rentals: A-Abco Rentals & Hartmann Studios
Transportation: Bauer's
Flowers: Events To Remember

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