We’re Geeking Out Over This Chic Comic Book Wedding
There’s nothing better than two nerds in love, especially when the couple infuses all things nerdy into the most important day of their lives. If you’re thinking they couldn’t possibly include all levels of geekery in just one wedding, you’re wrong. From comic books and vinyl records to library books and Star Wars, this couple didn’t miss a beat. And their big day looked like so much fun that it’s inspired some geeky chic wedding plans of our own.
Jim Bacarro and Saab Magalona got married in Baguio City in the Philippines, and they look like the coolest couple. We actually think we’d be really good friends with them. And check out the train on that dress. Plus, it’s blush. Swoon.
The illustrated invitation stated the theme of the wedding right off the bat, and already we know we’re in for a good time.
The additional need-to-know information was tucked away on a library borrowing card, a theme that comes into play at the reception. Do we spy washi tape?
The wedding map, showing directions from the church to the reception, was also adorably illustrated. It even includes a very useful timeline of events.
Comic books came into play as the boutonnieres for the groomsmen. We think we see a new DIY tutorial in the making…
The cocktail sign, which was of course written in chalk, included a nod to Toy Story. Geek or not, who doesn’t love Buzz Lightyear?
The cocktail hour was a rustic affair. Featuring photos of the couple dangling in wooden frames alongside flowers in mason jars and favorite novels hanging from strings, this vignette of nerdy love is just too sweet.
On her blog, Saab says she wanted the reception to feel like a cozy library. The menus continued the theme in a cute, subtle way.
From what we could gather from the photos, the groom is a musician, so we would expect nothing less than a touch of vinyl. But we definitely didn’t expect to see an antique gramophone.
A wall of books added the perfect design touch to the library-themed reception. We aren’t sure how they managed to pull that off, but we’re impressed.
The rustic undertones continued with the wedding cake, which was accented perfectly with succulents.
And really, what would a geek chic wedding be without at least one reference to Star Wars? The bride and groom were welcomed to their reception with a lightsaber honor guard. We hope the band played the Star Wars theme as well.
Finally, guests were invited to write notes of luck and advice on library borrowers’ cards with a vintage typewriter. Seriously, this is a couple after our own hearts.
The notes were then left in a violin case as loving keepsakes for the couple. Hold up… is that a mix tape?
Are you planning a geek chic wedding? Let us know in the comments!
Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!