Wedding Date: November 28th, 2015 Ceremony and After-Ceremony
Celebration: Family acreage property at
Tell us about your ceremony
We decided not to have a bridal party. It was a
small ceremony anyway, with only 30 people in
attendance including bride and groom. We felt it
was already our closest loved ones without need
to narrow it down to a bridal party etc. The
ceremony itself was small and simple, with
touches to who are are. It was held down on an
open space of grassy land surrounded by trees
with a lake style dam behind. We had an archway
in front that we decorated with handmade flowers
made from comic book pages along with the
letters E & T also covered in comic book
pages. Our guests sat in simple white chairs
with multicoloured ribbons attached to each
chair to add colour. We walked down the aisle
together to the song All of Me by John Legend
and stood facing guests. Our wonderful celebrant
crafted our ceremony and vows with so many
perfect nods to the geeks we both are. It was
funny, sweet and mentioned the groom's love for
video games and the bride's love for Harry
Potter and Superheroes. The vows and ceremony
were both intimate and personal, shared with
those we loved most. Exactly what we had wanted.
Describe your experience with Jennifer Cram
as your celebrant
From the moment we met Jennifer we knew we had
made the right decision. She completely
understood us both as people and as a couple.
She saw that we didn't want a run of the mill
ceremony that people had seen a hundred times
before. We wanted something different but true
to us as people and she couldn't have done
better. We were so thrilled with every aspect of
the ceremony and vows. We were also so impressed
with how thorough Jennifer was with her
questionnaires and all the effort she put in in
getting to know us. Our whole experience was so
easy and stress-free and she really eased us
through what could have been a crazy ball of
A word from Jennifer ... It was
great fun working with Emily and Tony, and so
easy. In the introduction to their ceremony I
said: They are just traditional enough
to be looking forward to marriage because they
want to be able to refer to one another as
husband and wife. In fact, Tony told me “My
love for her totally changed my outlook on
marriage and relationships in general. She
makes me so happy, and I can’t wait to spend
my life with her”However, I’m pretty confident that you would think you’d
wandered into an alternative universe if these
two geeky and unique people ... got married in
a ceremony that was indistinguishable from the
average traditional wedding. A magic
moment during the ceremony for me was when their
ring bearer, applying the sort of logic only a
3-year old can, decided that a ball was for
throwing, so threw the Pokeball containing the
rings instead of presenting it, and Tony, after
removing the rings, threw it back. I also loved
that they had their mothers as the witnesses.
Tell us about your reception/post wedding
party or other celebration
Our reception was held on the deck of the
property's house. The reception had a Harry
Potter theme. There were 4 tables for the guests
with each table centred around one of each of
the 4 Hogwarts houses. The bride/groom table was
then Hogwarts and contained elements from all 4
houses. Our wedding cake was a Nintendo/Super
Mario themed cake with custom made cake toppers
made to look exactly like the bride and groom.
We had a reception with food and drinks with
friends, then afterwards we had a large party
with all our other friends we didn't have at the
wedding itself. Photo booth, drinks, music and a
lot of glow sticks.
What was your most important wedding buy?
The bride's dress and the groom's Super Mario
themed tie. Our most important buy after those
was definitely the wedding cake. It was Super
Mario themed with custom cake toppers made to
look like us.
Emily carried a bouquet of paper flowers
made from Harry Potter book pages, and wore
a pair of comic book covered boots.
Tony wore a bright blue dress shirt rolled
to the elbows with black pants and a Super
Mario themed tie.
Our Save-the-Date cards were Super Mario
themed, our invitations were Marvel Comics
themed and our after party invites were
Pokemon themed. Our wedding rings are custom
made Super Mario brick bands with a
Playstation controller in the middle.
We handmade a comic book covered card box,
comic covered Mr & Mrs signs, Beauty and
the Beast themed bride and groom toasting
glasses and Lion King themed guestbook. We
signed our marriage certificate with an
Ironman pen atop a table covered with Batman
fabric. Our guests received favour boxes in
the shape of the question mark box from
Super Mario games. Inside the favour boxes
we put items that represented things we
love, including Transformers key rings,
Pokemon Nanoblocks, Teenage Mutant Ninja
Turtles bookmarks and conversation candy
hearts. We also placed disposable cameras on
each table for the guests to take their own
pictures. We had a Pokeball ring box
delivered to us by our friend's child
dressed in a Pikachu onesie.
What we loved… was the fact our wedding
was so completely and totally us.
If you could turn back the clock, what would
you change?… absolutely nothing.
Pearls of wedding wisdom from the bride…
try not to stress too much about every single
tiny detail. It'll all work out the way it's
supposed to. Enjoy it, enjoy the planning as
well as the day itself, it's all worth it.
Pearls of wedding wisdom from the groom…
don't sweat the small stuff.
Tell us a little about your photographer…
Our photographer was a close high school friend
of the bride. His name is Timothy Harrigan and
he currently resides in Melbourne. He did the
most amazing job and we could not be happier
with our photos.
Tell us about other wedding suppliers that
you were impressed with, and why… Our
amazing cake, made by A'lloras Patisserie.
The bride's bouquet made by seller TreeTownPaper
from etsy.com. Invites by IMetHimOnASunday
from etsy.com. Custom cake toppers by Kate