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Through All of Time and Space | Geek Chic Wedding | Wedding Inspiration from Doctor Who

Doctor Who Wedding Ceremony Fourth Scarf

I’m a geek. A nerd. A dork. I love a lot of traditionally “geeky” things (sci-fi, fantasy, graphic novels, anime, dinosaurs…who am I kidding – everyone loves dinosaurs) and I love them A LOT. I think author John Green sums it up pretty well:

“Nerds are allowed to love stuff, like jump-up-and-down-in-the-chair-can’t-control-yourself love it. Hank, when people call people nerds, mostly what they’re saying is ‘you like stuff.’ Which is just not a good insult at all. Like, ‘you are too enthusiastic about the miracle of human consciousness’.” – John Green

Being a geek does not mean that you can’t have style, it just means that you want to express your love for things that are awesome. Like, all the time. Even at your wedding. I was chatting with photographer extraordinaire Candice Benjamin about this phenomenon – sometime after I introduced her to the BBC TV show Doctor Who – and we lamented the fact that as wedding professionals and geeks, we don’t see a lot of fandom-inspired weddings that are also outright glamorous. Maybe, we thought, other geeks are under the impression that your wedding can’t be geeky and gorgeous at the same time.


In honor of our love for the sci-fi television series Doctor Who, and the show’s 50th anniversary this year, we decided to put together the geekiest, chic-iest wedding imaginable. We called up Jen from First Pick Planning, adding her event planning expertise to our fangirl knowledge. Together with some amazing vendors, we crafted a TARDIS blue and sparkling gold event that any bride could appreciate, but with lots of special touches that reveal our Whovian obsession.


Through All of Time and Space: Wedding Inspiration from Doctor Who from Jakfoto Films on Vimeo.

Styled by: Jakfoto Films | Candice Benjamin Photography | First Pick Planning

Music: "Doctor" by Chris Bartels/Anthem Falls Music Purchase this track! Click here!
Photography by Candice Benjamin Photography – Check out her blog post!
Bridal Gown Hope Stanley, Bridal Stylist at Marry Me Bridal
Birdcage VeilTessa Kim
Bride’s Cape and EarringsBHLDN
Print Design: Mintwich Design
Floral Design: Studio Ooh La La
Ceremony Venue: Big Bear Solar Observatory
Ceremony Make-up and hair: Melissa Abad Makeup
Fourth Doctor's Scarf: NoemisKnits
TARDIS Kindle Cover: mdk Studios 898
Reception Venue: Huron Substation, Los Angeles
Reception Make-up and hair: Evelyn Lui of Serene Bridal Beauty
Cake: A Twist of Cake
Table Number Art: Meghan Stratman
Dining Furniture and Place Settings: Classic Party Rentals
Statement Furniture & Pendant Lights: FormDecor
Lighting: Mastermind Production Group
Cocktail Bar: Night Owl Productions
Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver & The Master's Pocket Watch: ThinkGeek

Extra Special Thanks To: Kasey McKay, Josh McKay, Alastair James Murden, Chris Wayne, and Bree Rhoten


How did you do it?

First of all, an amazing team of vendors and friends. Second, Pinterest. You can check out our original Pin board, including some ideas that didn’t make the final cut!

A styled shoot with vows?

I’ve made videos for a few styled wedding shoots before, and they’re always fun and pretty, but they’re not as engaging as a real wedding film. I wanted to include more personality, more story, and of course more references to Doctor Who! The show has so many beautiful lines about love and friendship, so I pulled together lines and references over many episodes and seasons to write vows for this Whovian bride and groom. If anyone can pick out all of the quotes and what episodes they came from, I will send you a sonic screwdriver. Really.

Where are the Daleks?

We decided early on that the villains were not invited. Daleks have no concept of love or beauty – they’d be so uncomfortable at a wedding! And we don’t want them exterminating the guests.

I want this wedding!

^ If anyone feels this way, please email me now. Right now. We still have a lot of these details on hand, and I can’t express how thrilled I’d be to document a real Whovian wedding!

Thanks for all your love, everybody! If you’re a fan, please connect with me on Twitter @jakfotofilms so that we can all squee and cry over Series 7 Part 2 together.


Featuring Geek Love!

Plenty of heartfelt, nerdy love to Green Wedding Shoes, When Geeks Wed, and geeksugar for featuring this inspiration shoot! (And a hearty high-five to whoever posted the video to Wedinator!)

Featured on Green Wedding Shoes geek wedding feature geeksugar: Something Blue Featured on Wedinator by I Can Has Cheezburger


Love it? Comment with your favorite detail or show reference!

Rachel Leigh GreeneJanuary 28, 2013 - 8:28 pm

Soooo great :D. I’m a new Whovian (bout to finish season 4) and I am COMPLETELY attached :D.

KieraFayeJanuary 29, 2013 - 10:44 am

Ooh, just you wait! And keep the tissues handy!! Welcome to the fandom!

FrancineFebruary 6, 2013 - 12:39 pm

I found this today and it is everything my geeky romantic heart could desire. It is beautiful and nerdy…stunning job! I applaud you.
Also you’ve let me show my non-Whovian partner that elegance and near crazy love of things can co-exsist. Thank you from a grateful geeky bride.

KieraFayeFebruary 6, 2013 - 12:44 pm

Wow, thank you so much! It sounds like we achieved exactly what we were aiming for! I’m so glad you found some inspiration for your own wedding. If you happen to be looking for a wedding film as well, just let me know! ;)

Pink RoseFebruary 9, 2013 - 7:58 pm

My sister told me that I’ll be her only bridesmaid or however that’s spelled, she doesn’t know what’s waiting for her!

-”Travel with you to the end of the world” Rose & 9
-”… to the end of the Universe” Martha & 10
-”I made my decision, I’m staying forever” Rose when 10 asks her how long she shall be with him
-”Remind you who you are” Martha & 10 Family of Blood
-The invitations 11 gave to Amy, Rory, River and his past self to Lake Silencio
-The 11 doctors on the tables to number them
-White Converse, brown suit, bowtie, definitely 10 & 11′s suits
-Something blue for the bride
-Vincent V.G.’s painting on the cake when he met the Doctor
-The bride grabbing his hand and running like the first time Rose saw 9

Yep, this wedding is complete
I guess she’s getting the TARDIS blue dress for the bridesmaid, isn’t she?

KieraFayeFebruary 9, 2013 - 9:06 pm

Wow, that’s a pretty thorough list! I’m impressed! I think you’re ready to be a fantastic brides-companion… I mean, bridesmaid! :)

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