12 Adorably Geeky Wedding Themes
Nerd, geek: It can be hard to keep track of whatever they’re calling us these days. Whatever it is, we’re interpreting it to mean that we’re originals, and originals don’t play it safe. Nowhere is that more obvious than in geek weddings. Scroll on for 12 weddings so adorable and geek-chic, we wish we had been invited to them!
1. Bicycle Wedding: After the ceremony, this couple rode off on a bicycle built for two. The entire wedding party followed on individual bikes rented for the occasion. Each bike was blinged out with cushioned seats, streamers and balloons. (Photos via Rachel Thurston Photography)
2. Puppet Wedding: What happens when an artist and an art professor fall in love? They get married by an officiant puppet in a mini pulpit, of course! Zack and Zoe created a puppet show set to the poem “The Owl and the Pussycat” by Edward Lear. They made the stage, scenery, props and puppets. Instead of bridesmaids and groomsmen, they had narrators and puppeteers. (Photos via Micah Bloom)
2. Vaudeville Wedding: Yes, do ooh and ahh over this adorable Tim Walker-inspired wedding. It’s tough to decide which is more picture-perfect: the sun setting over the puppet procession or the vaudeville stage altar. (Photos via Gia Canali)
7. The Harry Potter Wedding: At this wedding, vows were said over the Goblet of Fire while a Snape-look-alike presided. There were even golden snitch cake pops and wand favors. Accio wedding — we want it all! (Photos via Candice Benjamin)
8. Vintage Video Game Wedding: A couple’s shared love of vintage video games is anything but outdated with chic additions like adorable game cartridge centerpieces and yellow coin favor boxes. (via When Geeks Wed)
11. Science Friendly: This Whovian bride and groom added just enough science fiction to keep their guests curiously happy. They even incorporated an alter that resembled a TARDIS — check out that Fourth Doctor scarf on the officiant. (Photos via Candice Benjamin)
12. When Science + Math Wed: This increasingly popular, nerdtastic theme is open to interpretation, but we think astronaut ice cream and galaxy sign-in books are pretty darn inventive. (Photos via Amy McMullen)
Ready to share your geek-chic wedding with us? Drop a link in the comment section so we can see you shine!
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)