Geek Chic

October 13th, 2011

I coordinated a wedding on Saturday night for a most original couple.  They were able to plan this wedding in about four months because they knew exactly what they wanted, and it wasn’t like what anyone else wanted.

Everything in place for the ceremony.

Everything in place for the ceremony.

They wrote their own vows, which were both humorous and sincere.  The flower girls strewed heart-shaped confetti cut from the pages of books.  They skipped the cocktail hour entirely and went straight to the reception, which meant they had plenty of time for a great party.

Tardis card box and dictionary guest book.

Tardis card box and dictionary guest book.

Being “Doctor Who” fans, they had a Tardis card box.  (I understand that fans of the good Doctor are doing this all over.)  Their guest book was an unabridged dictionary.  The guests were invited to circle a word and write something next to it.

Literary centerpiece.

Literary centerpiece.

And, because they are literary sorts, they had centerpieces that were Gerber daisies, votive candles, more of the heart-shaped confetti, and some of their favorite books.  There was the Kurt Vonnegut table; the poetry table; the Shakespeare table; the books-we’ve-never-finished table; etc.

The Vonnegut table, my personal favorite.

The Vonnegut table, my personal favorite.

The best thing was that they managed to put their own stamp on the festivities while keeping everything in very good taste.  Beautiful and unique was the watchword of the day.