Bring out your inner geek with a geek-themed wedding gown to match!
In today’s times of change, it is not uncommon for couples to celebrate their day of union in most unorthodox manners. From ditching the traditional white wedding gown to replacing the act of “walking” down the aisle with paragliding and even diving deep into the sea for an underwater wedding, the options for a memorable wedding venue and theme appear to be endless and filled with fun and adventure for the happy couple and their loved ones. Speaking of which, theme weddings have been taken up a notch as geek weddings are at the forefront, fast gaining popularity for the sheer fun and joy attached to the act of dressing up as your favorite cartoon, comic book, or television show character on your wedding day!
Geek weddings do not really look towards high street fashion designers for inspiration and fittings. This is one category of wedding dress which will not demand a visit to a fancy [read: expensive] designer store where much time and money will be spent on a dress which quite frankly, will be worn a grand total of once. Geek brides prefer using more pragmatism and less money while making their selections, and the result is astounding, fun, and beautiful!
For the bride and groom who, like some of us, have enjoyed playing the famous “Super Mario” game, nothing spells “crazy fan” more than a wedding, which is themed “Super Mario marries Princess Peach”! Princess Peach, incidentally, is the object of Super Mario’s affection, and naturally the geeks will know this. With the groom dressed in typical Super Mario clothes, resplendent in red and blue, and his Princess, dressed exactly like the one in the video game, the wedding will be complete. A Princess Peach wedding gown is usually a pink silk and taffeta ball gown, which is completed with a gold crown or tiara. For those who would like to add a designer edge to their wedding gown, Alfred Angelo and Monique Lhuillier have similar designs on offer from their individual fantasy collections.
Undoubtedly one of the most popular geek themed wedding gowns has to be the breathtaking crepe satin and chantilly lace gown, which was worn by Kristen Stewart, aka Bella, in the iconic film “Twilight” where she married her on screen lover, Edward, played by Robert Pattison. The gown has gone down in the fashion history books alongside others such as Grace Kelly, Princess Diana, and Kate Middleton’s, as being one of the most popular and in-demand wedding gowns of all time. The gown itself has been replicated by designer Alfred Angelo, already known for his penchant for fantasy related dress designs, and is available for $ 7-8000. The original Carolina Herrera dress, however, will cost one a fortune - it retails for $35,000!
For those who would like to stick to the more pragmatic, pocket-friendly geek tradition, however, just confirm your theme and purchase a basic dress. Using your own skills, or perhaps a tailor’s, add your own lace, beads, embellishments, feathers, or superhero logos and enjoy a colorful and creative geek theme wedding with a dress to match!
Also, check out different items for the wedding:
1. The Knot Wedding Shop’s unique place card holders are the perfect finishing touch to your wedding reception tables.
2. Capture those special moments with unique disposable wedding cameras for your guests, now on sale at The Knot Wedding Shop!
3. The Knot Wedding Shop has to-be-wed wear that’s cute for brides, cool for grooms, and perfect for moms and dads!