It got described by lots of people as "the Game of Thrones wedding." Once word got out that we had capes, it was kind of hard to contain, but there was no blood, no murder, no backstabbing, no castles or knights, and no political intrigue and no arranged marriages! (As far as I know...) It was nothing like what this amazing hardcore fan couple did with professional make up artists and costumery. Awesome though, right?!
My wedding actually was very centered around a Japanese theme with a few GoT nods. (More about the Japanese elements coming up in separate posts.) I couldn't decide so I had both; eat your heart out David Tutera! Once we made the decision that the groomsmen gifts were going to be some sexy sleek Kingsguard-inspired capes, it was only natural that they WEAR them and look BADASS in the ceremony! I was really just going for the badass factor here. It was hard to say no to cloaked groomsmen (although I did think about it... lol, just kidding.)
There were a lot of things that happened that weren't really traditional, because we really wanted to do this thing our way. And Mike and I are total nerds and we have a fantastic group of friends that are just as nerdy as us and indulge us in our quirks. That's where the "Kingsguard" capes come in. Probably the best groomsman gift ever, am I right?! My mom-in-law and her friend actually made them all themselves, and they did an amazing job. These guys look so magnificently epic! Just look at them!
There was another nod to GoT with the "cloaking of the bride". Because I didn't want to be left out without a cape of my own. This was actually borrowed from my mom-in-law, and it was the cloak she's worn for her Melisandre cosplay!
Now, you must understand a little bit of an interesting Romanian tradition called the stealing of the bride. At some point during the wedding, the groomsmen steal the bride and take her away and hide her - at which point the groom must go find her and bribe the groomsmen. The bribe usually involves... alcohol (that's my understanding anyway!) The boys took me to another part of the venue where there was some alcohol stashed away, and after Shaun's toast was done and we all figured out what just happened, Mike bribed the guys with some shots of Fireball for my release back to the party. I had NO IDEA that they were planning any of this, much less incorporating this tradition, and it was all a very pleasant surprise, and very, very well executed! *ahem*
Here are a few more GoT related photos from our awesome photographer Emily Southern Star Photography! I am in awe of this awesome lady's skills every time I look through the entire album!
Next post... our Game of Thrones themed rehearsal dinner!