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20 Wedding Ideas That Let You Geek Out On Your Big Day

20 Wedding Ideas That Let You Geek Out On Your Big Day

On most days, you aren’t afraid to let your nerd flag fly, so why should your wedding day be any different?

Pink roses and frilly lace aren’t for everyone. If you want your wedding to show just how geeky you two are, you should consider integrating any (or all!) of the following 20 wedding ideas into your nuptial celebrations.

Geek Your Eats

Who gets excited by plain white buttercream frosting anymore? Now that we know just how outrageous and awesome baked goods can be, there is no reason to settle for a boring wedding cake.

You can glean inspiration from any of the following nerdy cakes, or you can dream up your own geeky eats.

starwars

    This Star Wars cake perfectly balances the opposing desires to be classy and to be funky.

    Amanda McKinnon Photography

    batman

      Masquerading as a typical wedding cake, this Batman-inspired cake is ready to be the dessert your wedding deserves.

      Stilleto Studio

      harry-potter

        We can totally imagine this Harry Potter–inspired cake at Harry and Ginny’s nuptials.

        Fine Cakes by Zehra

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        lord-of-the-rings

          Though elves probably don’t indulge in needless indulgences, this stunning Lord of the Rings cake would be right at home in Rivendell.

          Cake Central

          game-of-thrones

            It seems like you are courting disaster on par with the Red Wedding with a Game of Thrones–themed cake like this.

            Choccy Woccy

            Cosplay All Day

            There is a fine line between traditional and boring. Since this is your celebration of love, you should make it as personal as possible — which could mean dressing up like someone else. Cosplaying requires incredibly elaborate clothing, which could be perfect for your special day. The following cosplayers demonstrate possible get-ups that definitely break the same old boring mold.

            sailor-moon

              Who doesn’t want to be Princess Serenity from Sailor Moon?

              usagi-tsukino-krv

              zelda-link

                This Princess Zelda is ready to marry her hero Link.

                Celestial Exploring

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                world-of-warcraft

                  It is impossible to calculate just how many marriages are the result of excellent teamwork and unexpected romance during World of Warcraft raids.

                  Sosi Studio

                  vocaloid

                    The anime, Vocaloid, is an excellent source of inspiration for fancy gowns with a geeky twist.

                    Norberto Briceno

                    luke-leia

                      Everyone wants a romance like Luke and Leia from Star Wars, and for the most important day of your relationship, you can have it.

                      Fandi

                      Use Science in Your Signage

                      Sure, you could keep your invitations, signs, and programs simple and straightforward to prevent confusion, or you could make them fun with a heaping dose of science. These wedding invitations (seating charts, etc.) use chemistry — and not the kind between the bride and groom — mathematics, and more to keep the party going in the right direction.

                      circuits

                        By wiring circuits, you can craft your own light-up invitations. You can consider it a relationship-building activity.

                        The Mind of Bill Porter

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                        periodic-table

                          This seating chart draws inspiration from Mendeleev to ensure every guest is surrounded by guests with similar properties — I mean personalities.

                          Vis Photography

                          molecules

                            This is an excellent opportunity to have fun with your guests by assigning them to hilarious molecules like moronic acid or traumatic acid.

                            Party Marshmallow

                            coding

                              Computer scientists can’t help but make functions for everything they do — including marriage.

                              Swash and Fold

                              pi

                                As long as you follow the numbers of pi, you’ll end up in your future spouse’s arms.

                                Michelle Roller Photography

                                Ring in Your Nerdy Marriage

                                Most couples choose to solidify their nuptials with an exchange of rings, but there isn’t much meaning in a regular diamond. Luckily, CustomMade artist Paul Bierker is in the business of designing rings to suit your particular flavor of geek.

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                                Here are some of Paul’s most noteworthy creations.

                                adventure-time

                                  You can pledge to be best pals for life with Adventure Time–themed rings.

                                  wonder-woman

                                    This Wonder Woman ring will keep your relationship strong for life — even when your spandex wears out.

                                    triforce

                                      You can use the power of the Triforce to keep your love strong.

                                      pokeball

                                        You can keep your love caught in this dazzling Pokeball ring.

                                        droid

                                          You definitely don’t have to compromise on the precious gemstones to have a nerdy ring. This droid-inspired beauty has sapphires, rubies, and a brilliant diamond.

                                          Featured photo credit: 21limited via imcreator.com

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                                          What Makes People Happy? 20 Secrets of “Always Happy” People

                                          What Makes People Happy? 20 Secrets of “Always Happy” People

                                          Some people just seem to float through life with a relentless sense of happiness – through the toughest of times, they’re unfazed and aloof, stopping to smell the roses and drinking out of a glass half full.

                                          They may not have much to be happy about, but the simplicity behind that fact itself may make them happy.

                                          It’s all a matter of perspective, conscious effort and self-awareness. Listed below are a number of reasons why some people are always happy.

                                          1. They Manage Their Expectations

                                          They’re not crushed when they don’t get what they want – or misled into expecting to get the most out of every situation. They approach every situation pragmatically, hoping for the best but being prepared for the worst.

                                          2. They Don’t Set Unrealistic Standards

                                          Similar to the last point, they don’t live their lives in a constant pursuit towards impossible visions of perfection, only to always find themselves falling short of what they want.

                                          3. They Don’t Take Anything for Granted

                                          Happiness rests with feeling fulfilled – those who fail to stop and appreciate what they have every now and again will never experience true fulfillment.

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                                          4. They’re Not Materialistic

                                          There are arguing viewpoints on whether or not money can really buy happiness; if it can, then we know from experience that we can never be satisfied because there will always be something newer or better that we want. Who has ever had enough money?

                                          5. They Don’t Dwell

                                          They don’t sweat the small things or waste time worrying about things that don’t really matter at the end of the day. They don’t let negative thoughts latch onto them and drain them or distract them. Life’s too short to worry.

                                          6. They Care About Themselves First

                                          They’re independent, care for themselves and understand that they must put their needs first in order to accommodate the needs of others.

                                          They indulge, aim to get what they want, make time for themselves and are extremely self-reliant.

                                          7. They Enjoy the Little Things

                                          They stop to smell the roses. They’re accustomed to find serenity when it’s available, to welcome entertainment or a stimulating discussion with a stranger when it crosses their path. They don’t overlook the small things in life that can be just as important.

                                          8. They Can Adapt

                                          They’re not afraid of change and they work to make the most out of new circumstances, good or bad. They thrive under pressure, are not overwhelmed easily and always embrace a change of pace.

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                                          9. They Experiment

                                          They try new things, experience new flavors and never shy away from something they have yet to experience. They never order twice from the same menu.

                                          10. They Take Their Time

                                          They don’t unnecessarily rush through life. They work on their own schedule to the extent that they can and maneuver through life at their own relaxing pace.

                                          11. They Employ Different Perspectives

                                          They’re not stuck in one perspective; a loss can result in a new opportunity, hitting rock bottom can mean that there’s no where to go but up.

                                          12. They Seek to Learn

                                          Their constant pursuit of knowledge keeps them inspired and interested in life. They cherish information and are on a life-long quest to learn as much as they can.

                                          13. They Always Have a Plan

                                          They don’t find themselves drifting without purpose. When something doesn’t go as planned, they have a plan for every letter in the alphabet to fall back on.

                                          14. They Give Respect to Get It

                                          They are respectful and, in turn, are seen as respectable; the respect they exude earns them the respect they deserve.

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                                          15. They Consider Every Opportunity

                                          They always have their eyes open for a new road, a new avenue worth exploring. They know how to recognize opportune moments and pounce on them to make the most of every situation. Success is inevitable for them.

                                          16. They Always Seek to Improve

                                          Perpetual self-improvement is the key towards their ongoing thirst for success. Whatever it is they do, they take pride in getting better and better, from social interactions to mundane tasks. Their pursuit at being the best eventually materializes.

                                          17. They Don’t Take Life Too Seriously

                                          They’re not ones to get offended easily over-analyze or complicate matters. They laugh at their own faults and misfortunes.

                                          18. They Live in the Moment

                                          They don’t live for tomorrow or dwell on what may have happened yesterday. Every day is a new opportunity, a new chapter. They live in the now, and in doing so, get the most out of every moment.

                                          You can learn how to do so too: How to Live in the Moment and Stop Worrying About the Past or Future

                                          19. They Say Yes

                                          Much more often than they say no. They don’t have to be badgered to go out, don’t shy away from new opportunities or anything that may seem inconvenient.

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                                          20. They’re Self-Aware

                                          Most important, they’re wholly aware of themselves. They self-reflect and are conscious of their states of mind. If somethings bothering them, they fix it.

                                          We’re all susceptible to feeling down every now and again, but we are all equipped with the necessary solutions that just have to be discovered.

                                          Lack of confidence, inability to feel fulfilled, and susceptibility to stress are all matters that can be controlled through the way we handle our lives and perceive our circumstances.

                                          Learn about How Self-Reflection Gives You a Happier and More Successful Life.

                                          Final Thoughts

                                          The main philosophy employed by the happiest includes the idea that life’s simply too short: life’s too short to let things get you down, to take things for granted, to pursue absolute and unrealistic perfection.

                                          For some, employing these characteristics is a second nature – they do it without knowing. For others, a conscious effort must be put forth every now and again. Self-Awareness is key.

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