Legos and a whole lot of lovin'! This lego inspired elopement is a witty and unforgettable celebration!
Thank you to Imagaine'at Photography for sharing this charming elopement!
Chris and Jamie met via Tinder. They were so glad they both swept right. They are both nerdy and quirky in the best ways. The first year they were together they went to Comic Con in Madison. Jamie was dressed as R2D2 and Chris went as Assasin's Creed. When he proposed, he proposed with a Tardis Blue engagement ring.
One thing in particular that made this wedding so special, was all the handcrafted details. Jamie is an incredibly talented DIYer and Knitter. She actually knit her own sweater for the wedding. And you’ll notice all the amazing details distributed throughout the day. Those special touches are always my favorite part of the wedding day (besides the love, laughter, dancing, cake and food… okay, I love it all!)
Q: Tell us about your wedding! What was the inspiration behind your day? Did you have a specific theme, style or color palette? Did you incorporate any cultural or religious traditions in any part of your day?
A: Our wedding was Star Wars/LEGO themed! Chris and I are major nerds and very into sci-fi. We also incorporated the colors navy blue and white, and some burlap. We are atheist so there were no religious or spiritual traditions. Chris’ daughters were there and they did get a special commitment part of the ceremony.
Q: Let's talk wedding decor. How did you decorate your space for the ceremony and the reception? Was any part of the decor DIY?
A: We were so lucky to be able to use Bunky’s catering space (their former restaurant) that was already beautifully decorated! We just added some of our own themes - Star Wars, Legos, Navy & burlap with some fresh flowers to the tables to add our own personal touch! I am very into DIY things so either buying handmade or making things myself was very important to me! Some of our DIY touches were the centerpieces at the tables, the LEGO Millennium Falcon, the cake toppers, my sweater, fascinator, and the bouquet & boutineer.
Q: What were the florals like in your wedding? Did you use flowers in any of your design elements like the bridal bouquets, centerpieces or ceremony backdrop? Did they play an important part in the overall style of your wedding?
A: To be honest I really waited until the last minute to decide on flowers for the wedding and for my bouquet. I chose a handmade bouquet (silk, cotton, and brooches) and matching boutineer that I ordered from Burlap Season on Etsy for Chris and I. I was so thrilled with it! Chris’ Mom (Patti) added a lightsaber handle to the bouquet to match our Star Wars theme. Patti also helped us create a few beautiful fresh floral arrangements for the head table and we used blue hydrangeas on the cake. Despite my hesitation on the flowers I was thrilled with how they all came together!
Q: Did you personalize the day in any way (food trucks, guest entertainment etc.)? What were some of your favorite parts of your wedding?
A: Yes! Chris wanted to have a huge Star Wars LEGO piece there so we spent 22 hours building this gigantic millennium falcon. He made a time lapse video of it all :) We used Star Wars LEGO minifigs as our guests placeholders, and glow sticks as miniature lightsabers. A good friend of mine from Colorado crocheted our cake toppers (R2D2, BB8, and a heart) for us so they were unique and one of a kind. I loved all the little whimsical and handmade touches throughout the wedding. I wanted it to be be unique, memorable, and fitting to our personalities. Having fantastic food in an intimate setting was also very important to us - the food and service that Bunky’s provided was just amazing! From picking out our entrees to coordinating everything- Teresa was fantastic! I love that people still tell us that they just loved our wedding!
Q: Let's talk fashion. How did you both choose your wedding day look? Describe the looks in detail.
A: I knew even before I met Chris that I wanted to hand knit something for my wedding. When we got engaged I started researching more non-traditional & casual looks for brides. That’s when I came across a stunning picture of a bride in a blue sweater and white knee length skirt. That was the one I had to have! Then I had to find just the right knitting pattern (Josefin by Elin Berglundand) and yarn (Madelinetosh Pashmina in a gorgeous tonal blue) for the occasion. It took me about a year and a half to knit the sweater. The skirt was a white lace Lucy by LuLaRoe. My pearls were a college graduation gift from my parents. My hair fascinatior was a beautiful handmade piece by MyArtDeco on Etsy. I also had blue Star Wars flats. Chris’ suit was purchased at Kohl’s, with his own personal flair: Chuck Taylor shoes, a Star Wars tie clip, and a Darth Vader inspired belt. Keeping expenses low was a big part of the planning for both of us, so we told our wedding party to “look nice!” All the ladies and gentlemen did an awesome job and we hope they didn’t go spend a bunch of money on clothes for the night.
Q: How did you meet? Tell us about the proposal.
A: Chris and I met on Tinder! Fall of 2014. Chris proposed to me when we bought our first house in August of 2015. We had just closed on it and got the keys. We went straight to the house to walk through it. I wanted to get a picture of us in front of the house and Chris started acting all weird. When we got to the front porch he grabbed something out of his bag - he asked me right there on the front lawn! It was a beautiful blue sapphire in a custom made TARDIS ring box... perfect!
Q: What was the most anticipated or special moment of your wedding day?
A: Seeing what our officiant, Daniel (one half of Imagin’at) had in store for us! Love that guy :) Also, the cake. Craig’s cakes in Verona did such an excellent job! Everyone loved it!
Q: Do you have any wedding planning or marriage advice that you'd like to share with other couples planning their day?
A: Don’t sweat the small stuff, it will all come together and the day goes by so fast anyway! Enjoy each other and your guests!
Photographer: Imagine'at Photography
Bakery: Craig’s Cakes
Reception Venue: Bunky’s Cafe & Catering
Hair Stylist: Allure Hair Salon
Floral Designer: Burlap Season
Caterer: Bunky's Catering
Happy Wedding Planning!