I thought that this wedding was so stinking cute, sent to me by one of readers, Angela, I just HAD to share it with you guys. The wedding was inspired by their mutual love of board games…

real wedding by angela

all photographys by CE Photography

A few notes from Angela, the bride…

Our day has finally came and gone. It comes in handy being a designer when you’re planning your own wedding. Darin and I wanted our wedding to be very special and really bring out our character. I am not the type of girl who has been dreaming of her wedding all her life. I am a graphic designer, so I started planning this project like any other, brainstorming with friends over drinks.

Darin and I met up with some friends and our amazing photographer to discuss engagement photos. They asked us how we met, what we are interested in, etc. We explained that we got to know each other through a chess event that Darin threw at his house every week. I think that is when we realized how cute and nerdy that was, and decided that board games would be a great theme for the wedding. Everyone enjoys boardgames, why not actually have them at the wedding? And while we’re at it, why don’t we re-shoot vintage board game covers so Darin and I can actually be on the cover?

This photo shoot was so fun. I’m such a fan of the old board games, because there is always a winner! and a humble loser… To be fair, we shot 2 where I won, and 2 where Darin won. After we got the pictures back, I laid out the design for the boxes. Fully equipped with their choking hazard warnings and AD logo, I set out for the printer. I don’t think I could have made these boxes without this particular printer, Bob at Graphics Factory. He recommended a thin vinyl, which worked out perfectly, and I could just stick it to the original box and voila! Our very own board games.

How great is this idea!? It’s the perfect example of how wonderful it is when a couple infuses their wedding with their own unique personality. Love it!