Portal-tastic is all we can say! Seth and Tara were so fun to work with. It started with a small idea and grew. Seth and Tara both love the game “Portal” and wanted to incorporate it in small ways. The first thing was their Save the Date, they had Gawker artist Sam Spratt create their art work for their Save the Date. Check out more about it here or become a fan on FB. It really fit their quirky personalities.
They had so many fun things, some of our favorites were their boutonnieres. They had hand made paper bouquets and comic book boutonnieres, we loved it! The more we talked to them the more we tied the game into their wedding. We incorporated the finale song at the end of the game into their recessional. Just a small instrumental part that is actually beautiful and those that understood it was from the game had a chuckle, others just enjoyed it. Before the ceremony they had passed out rocks as guests entered and during the ceremony they gathered them. Here is a excerpt from their actual ceremony (they wrote it all themselves) in regards to the rocks:
“Before you met, your lives were on different paths with different destinations. But love has brought you together and joined these separate paths into one. Each one of your friends and family here today have been given a small polished stone that represents their unique individuality and their presence at your wedding today… I will now ask that everyone please take out the stone you have been given and pause to make a wish or blessing for happiness and good will for the couple for the future of their marriage. Now, we will collect the stones and the couple will then add their individual stones to the container as well. With the combining of these stones, you have now symbolically joined your once separate lives. As the stones have been combined with love into one container, so now are your friends and family joined, through you, into one. And your once solitary life’s paths are also now one. All that was once separate is now shared, and in this sharing you both will find new strength and joy as together you forge a new life path and destination.”
They did a lot of DYI things which we think they pulled off well! Oh the ring pillow was the portal cube, it was awesome too. We did some lighting at their wedding. We choose a soft amber to accent the unique characteristics of the Sequoia Restaurant. This building is filled with so much history and it’s so much more than a restaurant. Tawnia the event coordinator at the Sequoia is a rock star! She was great to work with along with all their wonderful staff; so helpful and kind. The lighting just added a beautiful ambience to the room. That’s why we love ambience lighting so much it can disguise a whole room or just add to the beauty of it. We also provided our photo booth which we customized the print design to tie into the game.
We loved Seth and Tara’s “out of the box” thinking and the quirky uniqueness of their wedding while still staying traditional enough. It fit them and made it “their” wedding. Thank you Seth and Tara for letting us share your special day, we loved working with you and getting to know you and your wonderful families! Also thank you to Kirk of Amyx Photography, Tara’s cousin who was their photographer for all the wonderful pictures!
Wedding Party Processional: Still Alive (Instrumental) from Portal
Bridal Processional: Bridal Chorus (Harp)
Rock Ceremony: Canon in D
Recessional: Safety Dance by Men Without Hats
Wedding Party Introduced: One More Time by Daft Punk
First Dance: Book of Love by Peter Gabriel
Cake Cutting: Better Together by Jack Johnson
Father/Daughter Dance: Daddy’s Little Girl by the Mills Brothers=
Mother/Son Dance: Wild World by Cat Stevens
Garter Toss: Another One Bites the Dust by Queen
Bouquet Toss: Don’t Worry About it by N.E.R.D
Honeymoon Dance: With a Little Help from my Friends by The Beatles, Friends by Elton John
Kick off song: Let’s Get it Started by Black Eyed Peas
Last Dance: Don’t Know Why by Norah Jones