Samantha & Adam’s Fun and Quirky DIY 8-bit Wedding
Happy Friday! Samantha and Adam are gamers. They met and fell in love playing World of Warcraft so their wedding details had an 8-bit theme. Artistic Samantha DIYed most of the elements herself, from pixelated hair bows to double-duty perler bead retro video game-inspired centerpieces down to her quirky bouquet — and they are just so adorable! Even their cake and cupcakes had 8-bit icing hearts.
We have the always fabulous Matt and Kathy of Mathy Shoots People to thank for the gorgeous images. Enjoy!
Loving the whimsical details? I knew you would! Here’s the lovely Samantha to tell you more about herself and Adam and their super cool wedding:
My husband and I are both pretty avid video game players. both pretty introverted people, but super friendly. We actually met online on a video game; World of Warcraft. Wee were friends for a couple of years before we decided to test the waters with a relationship. He lived in Virginia and I lived in Georgia at the time, so we were doing the long distance thing. Wrote each other letters, talked on the phone everyday, spoke to each other online everyday in World of Warcraft. One day we got tired of not seeing each other and he visited me for the first time. It was love at first sight. Like I found that piece of me that was missing and he just kinda filled it. We visited back and forth for a few months before we decided that long distance didn’t work and I ended up moving to Virginia and we started dating while living together. Been attached at the hip ever since.
The 8-bit theme came about from our mutual love of video games. Wasn’t something we both planned on, the idea just kind of popped up and I kinda just went with it. Figured doing a bunch of DIY stuff would be more fun and more inexpensive than having a ‘traditional’ wedding. Plus, everyone kind of expected something a little quirky from my husband Adam and I. Ended up making all the party favors, centerpieces, hairbows, memory board and bouquets with some help from a few friends and family.
I really loved the idea of people taking the decor home for less clean up 😉 Soooo, all the potted plants I created with the perler beads we sent home with guests as favors. I made over 100 of the little guys and about 14 of the centerpiece ones. Also, the little plants that went home with folks had little 8-bit hearts on them. The kicker though is that those little hearts were removable magnets that people could use on their fridge. I thought they were adorable.
Words of advice? If you’re going to DIY your wedding, start planning early. I never felt like I started soon enough and always felt like something could have been tweaked just a bit more. In the long run though, walking down the aisle to see my husband waiting for me is just about the only thing I remember about that day. You can stress and cry and worry that your wedding won’t be perfect, but when it comes down to it, it doesn’t really matter. All that matters is that you are marrying souls with that person who just gets you and loves you for who you are.
Huge thanks as always Matt and Kathy for sending this wonderful wedding my way, and congratulations Samantha and Adam! I wish you guys a lifetime of wedded bliss. 🙂
Photographer: Mathy Shoots People
Venue: Fredericksburg Hospitality House and Conference Center
Dress: Maggie Sotero
Cake/Cupcakes: Zak’s Cakery
Hair & Make-up: Frankie Foxx
Image submission via Two Bright Lights