What do you get when you combine two geeky people in love who are all about a good time with their family and friends? Our epic geeky, sci-fi, sunflower wedding. See what I did there? I added the word epic. This post is focusing on the reception. If you missed the pre-wedding events you can click here and if you missed the ceremony, you can click here.
+Bryan Patrick Stoyle came to the rescue again and loaned us some of his collectable light sabres so that we could enter in style.
We really wanted a topsy turvy cake and I wanted sunflowers all over it. We only found one lady who could do it and she was about 40 minutes away from our venue. She agreed to make it for us though and it turned out beautifully. We almost didn't have a cake a week before the wedding because her husband who does the deliveries got really confused on where our venue was, but that's a different story. And the flavor combination - we couldn't do plain old boring chocolate or vanilla. The flavor was orange cake with raspberry filling. And it was pretty darn good too. Not only could this woman decorate a cake but it was the best we had tasted out of anyone we had tried.
Our centerpieces were candy dishes so that everyone could get a sugar high and make sure to do a lot of dancing later.
And then to geek out even further we went and recreated the famous cover of Battlestar Galactica with our wedding party.
I also want to comment on my shoes. I have loved the movie Father of the Bride since I was a kid. I swore at my wedding that I would have wedding sneakers. And I did. One of our friends, Kat, was also wearing sneakers for the reception so we took the opportunity to get a sneaker foot picture.
Matt's other big request was that he didn't want the wedding to end when the reception was over. Luckily our venue offered a bonfire option. So that's what we did. Everyone changed into comfy clothes and went out back for a bonfire where there was a keg, vanilla vodka soaked gummy bears and lots of light sabre fighting going on.
Vicky and Matt's Wedding Preview Video