Last weekend I went to the nerdiest wedding I’ve ever been to, and it was awesome.
I’m friends with the groom, and we game together. He met his bride when he overheard her at a restaurant talking about Firefly. She’s a die-hard Star Wars fan, and he’s firmly in the geek starship as well.
So I was expecting lots of awesome at their wedding, and they delivered! The bride wore a traditional white dress–but had tiny Stormtroopers pinning her veil to her head. The wedding party entered to Across the Stars, the love theme of Anakin Skywalker and Padme Amidala. And the bride walked down the aisle accompanied by, well, the Star Wars Imperial March.
It doesn’t end there, though. They said the traditional vows, officiated by The Steampunk Vicar, but they also wrote their own. I don’t have the full text, but it was like a roll call of fandoms. “I promise to be the Wash to your Zoe…” “I will be your Zelda, the Leia to your Han… you love me, I know!”
They danced and sang to For the Dancing and the Dreaming, from How to Train Your Dragon 2. For party favors, guests were invited to make our own Legos. The cake toppers were Legos, too.
And now finally we come to the cake. It was a simple 3-tier affair, a snickerdoodle cake with bourbon vanilla frosting by Cake Chic Studio in Wenatchee. If you’ve never had some sort of liquor-infused cake or other pastry, then you need to go and fix that situation, stat. Rum, brandy, whiskey, bourbon… you really can’t go wrong. Well, no, I take that back. You can go wrong (over-liquored mushy alcoholic cake, under-liquored blah cake… I’ve had those too). But a well-executed cake such as this one is a joy to consume.
It was such a fun time!
I hope you’ve had a great week too, and that you’ve been eating some awesome food you can share on Tasty Thursdays!