Calling all nerds and geeks!!

Attention gamers, book lovers, pop culture fans, Harry Potter-philes and Buffy buffs, Zombie fighters and all nerds and geeks!

Those words – geek, nerd – that were once pejorative, have become affirmative; it is now a good to be a nerd! You’ve gone mainstream!

These two terms encompass quite a wide range of passions. They can mean anything from someone who is a techie – a computer wiz, to someone who loves all things science fiction. It could be The Hobbit, Harry Potter, Star Wars or Star Trek, or Dr. Who. It may be World of Warcraft, Dungeons and Dragons, or the Legend of Zelda – gamers are definitely geeks.

There are countless ways to reflect your nerd-dom in your wedding. Your invitation, some (or a lot) of your decor, your clothing, your choice of music. You may go full out thematically. But in the ceremony? Really? Yes – I have worked with several self-proclaimed nerds and geeks who wanted to include some of their obsession in their ceremony.

First, easiest and perhaps most important, is to include some quotes or passages that are relevant. For example:

‘I would rather share one lifetime with you than face all the ages of this world alone.’ – from Arwen of Lord of the Rings.

And from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:’ Where your treasure is, there will your heart be also’ (amazingly also Matthew 6:21 – which tells us a lot about Harry Potter’s brilliance).

How about ‘It’s not enough to just live. You have to have something to live for’ from Battlestar Galactica.

I have enjoyed using wands and light sabers. This works well at the end of the ceremony; in quasi-military style the couple walks through an arch created by their attendants.

I once had a couple who wanted their weddings rings in a miniature TARDIS. I didn’t know what that was before I met them, but you can bet I do now! It is the acronym for Time And Relative Dimension In Space – a time machine and spacecraft from the British science fiction television program Doctor Who. And it looks like a phone booth!

And speaking of Doctor Who – here’s a quote from that show: ‘There’s a lot of things you need to get across this universe. Warp drive, wormhole refractors… You know the thing you need most of all? You need a hand to hold.’

And then there are the vows! Using your geeky style in your vow can be fantastic – in the right dosage, of course! You might reference travelling through time together, or, as in Lord of the Rings, speak of that ‘one ring’ for the exchange of rings.

And we cannot forget Game of Thrones, with this great quote to use in a wedding vow: “You’re mine. Mine, as I’m yours. And if we die, we die. All men must die, Jon Snow. But first, we’ll live.” Of course, if you are not marry someone named Jon Snow, you might want to adjust that a bit.

I think it’s absolutely charming to reference your favorite things in your wedding, whatever those things are, as long as you find the right balance. It’s your wedding, and those who truly love you should understand that.

We can’t transform the world, but we do have the source code to ourselves.

If you get this you are a nerd!

Thank you SO Photography for the awesome photos!!!

 

 

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