by Ana Aesthetic
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
Geek weddings are becoming super chic. It’s not uncommon to see Darth Vader giving away a glowing Leia to her perspective Han (or Luke in some cases!) and weddings at comic and anime conventions are a growing trend among people who met, and share their fondest memories at those events. But not all affairs have to be a blown out geek-extravaganzas, as in the case of Jessica and Jonathan Carroll, who blended their love of DC comics with a truly lovely wedding display. You just wouldn’t expect to see the Man of Steel marrying one of his best bud’s arch nemesis.
Jonathon Carroll and his groomsmen were decked out in the finest Krypton robes this side of the yellow sun. According to Jessica, they had purchased the bodysuits from Rivers Edge Dancewear, and Jonathon took the time to make the robes himself. The iconic House of El “S” logo was produced by Wildwood Studios based on the symbol from the Superman Returns film.
Jessica would not be denied being the blushing bride in white, and opted for a beautiful wedding gown that she chose because it reminded her of Neo Queen Serenity from Sailor Moon. “My dress was not geek inspired per-say, as I wanted a traditional look, however my colors for the wedding were based on Harley Queen (red and black) and my bouquet was red flowers with white bounce pearls to represent the pompoms of Harley’s collar and hat. My garter was superman colored with a small S logo on the bow. My engagement ring itself is based on the Harley Quinn diamond pattern, red rubies for the main diamonds and black diamonds around the edge.” Jessica also had her bridesmaids dressed in red and black, befitting the Clown Princess of Crime’s favorite (and best!) color scheme.
Fellow super hero costumer, and Wonder Woman, Margie Cox made the groom’s cake. The wedding cake was a gift from the Groom’s mother, complete with Superman and Harley Quinn toppers.
It’s easy to go over the top on any wedding, but this nerdy nuptial shows how you can still stay classy while having fun with your favorite fandoms.
If you’re looking to plan your own geek-infused wedding, here are a few things that might inspire you:
- Offbeat Bride features a Final Fantasy inspired wedding dress (by God Save the Queen Fashions)
- A gorgeously done Star Wars themed wedding
- 15 Geeky Wedding Invitations
- A Gallery of Geeky Wedding Cakes
[Photo Credits: Bryan Humphrey, Grace Moss, Mark Shafer and Santiago Velasquez.]