Monday, November 16, 2009

Geektastic Wedding Cakes

One of the things about my wedding that I have no clue what direction I want to head in is our wedding cake! We know what topper we want, I'm sculpting that out of clay (tutorial will be posted along with the finished product), but we also really want a cake that fits us.

We're big gamers, we play a lot together and individual. It's something we bonded over when we started dating so it's sentimental.

I've had an ongoing "cake" folder on my computer for a while, but I've done a lot more digging the past few days and I thought I would share some favorites... maybe you'll get some inspiration.I think that this is one of the most famous geek cakes on the net, I've seen it re-posted on more blogs than I can name but can't seem to locate the original source. If you know it drop me a comment and I will be glad to link. I seriously love this cake, and it's a style Zane agrees on.. hehe.I love this one so much... the galaxy and how sweet Mario and Peach look. Awe! You can find the proud couple who enjoyed this cake along with a lot of more great photos of it here.

Another favorite Mario cake is this one from Celebration Generation Cakes! So meticulous and well done! I love how well all these cake designers have pulled off the geeky element while still having well made, classy cakes. Skills, serious skills.
Jack and Sally hold a very dear place in my heart and this is probably my favorite of all the Nightmare Before Christmas cakes that I've come across. The one below was made by EB Cakes and really impresses me as well.

In the same Tim Burton vein is this uber stylish Corpse Bride cake!

A few more dorky, gamer friendly cakes that I love...

If you know the missing sources for the images above please leave me a comment, I'd love to give the creators credit =)

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Welcome to The Wedding Wonderland!

As the story goes, boy asked girl, girl said "OMG!!11!SQUEE! YES!", and now they live happily ever after... right?

Right. But first there are the nuptials to plan. I know that I am not alone in a lack of outrageous wedding funds (alongside an unwillingness to spend outrageous funds) so I thought I would share my journey as my fiance, my cat, and I embark on this epic journey of planning a budget friendly, do-it-yourself wedding.

I have big plans for this blog so I hope you will bookmark me and check back often. I've been scouring websites, thrift stores, magazines, vintage wedding photos, old books, and wandering around in dark alleys seeking inspiration... and I plan to share all of my finds.

But first thing is first, let me tell you just a tad about us. My name is Tamera, I work part time in the hospitality industry and part time for myself as an artist/crafter. I am 22, a born and raised Georgia Peach, my first job was as an assistant wedding planner internship, and I have honestly always had a "thing" for weddings. My fiance, Zane, is 23 and a musician. He tends to play with various acts around Athens, Atlanta, and Nashville and has produced more electronic albums than I can honestly remember. We live in Athens, Georgia with the greatest cat ever and spend a lot of our free time playing video games together. We're a creative duo and we definitely work off of each other. He is my muse and likewise.

For our wedding we have a very modest budget, a strong desire to be earth friendly, a lot of great friends and family pitching in, and we're going to need a lot of ingenuity.
Plans so far include an outdoor ceremony and reception to be held in Bethlehem, Georgia on a private lake owned by my uncle. We want it to have a dreamy, colorful Midsummer Night's Dream meets Wonderland feel... tinkling crystals in the trees, vintage china (thrift stores!), creative centerpieces, etc.
So check back soon as I share all the goodies that I find with you