By Casey Lynn
Contributing Writer, [GAS]
Considering that many people spend almost as much time playing games like Halo and World of Warcraft as they do at work, love matches made in-game are only going to get more common. They may not have made our list of geeky proposals, but Desirai Labrada and John Henry not only met over the dulcet sounds of n00bs being fragged, but they’re having a Halo-themed wedding.
Desirai and John (aka SickNdehead and psychovandal) met on the battle fields shortly after Halo 2 was released. Talking incessantly over Xbox-Live led to an exchange of phone numbers to coordinate playing times, which led to spending more time on the phone than in the game. They started officially dating in March 2005 despite having never met, and that summer Desirai moved down to Florida, where she had both a new school and a boyfriend waiting. John proposed on their three year anniversary, earlier this year.
The wedding date is set for January 17, and though it has a definite Halo theme, they’re not going so far as to make everyone dress up–especially since Desirai wants to wear a real wedding dress. But there will be a Halo cake and Halo rings and the bridal march replaced by the music from the Halo 3 loading screen… well, you get the picture. Also, instead of a first dance there’s going to be a groom vs. bride tournament. And of course they’ve already sent out Halo-themed invitations:
They have, however, assured us that the ceremony will not end in “You may now teabag the bride.”
Here are [GAS], we wish this geeky couple a very happy marriage! If you’re interested in learning more about them and their wedding, you can visit their website: A Match Made in Halo. Also, they were kind enough to give us permission to use these pictures, so please ask them before re-posting them anywhere else.