Photo by Kristen Lynn Photographie
I’m starting a new blog segment specific for my Wedding Shower, which Mark and I have decided will be Superhero/Comic book themed. Of course, if we’re having a geek themed wedding, why wouldn’t we also have a nerdtastic shower as well?
Now I know what you’re thinking, isn’t the Wedding Shower supposed to be a Bridal Shower… and isn’t a Bridal Shower normally a chick thing? That’s so last century, bro. Mark and I are having a Jack and Jill Wedding Shower, and if you’ve never heard of it, it’s the modern day equivalent to the Bridal Showers of yore, but includes both men and women.
Think about it: The Bridal Shower of yesteryear was specifically designed to shower the bride in household goods so she could cook a nice potpie for her man. No longer are men the bread winners and women the cooks and maids! Mark and I share those roles like many modern couples. Besides, I think if we’re going to be receiving gifts, and celebrating with our loved ones, I want to do all those things with my groom.
The invitations I’ve whipped up simply scream “Pop art” and “Comic book!” Being a graphic designer gives me the rare chance to have a very exciting role in the artistic direction of not only the event and decorations, but all the printable goodies. Be still my PhotoShop loving heart!
Traditionally, the maid or matron of honor is the one responsible for planning this event. And that hasn't changed! My sister Natalie is planning the whole thing. I'm just taking an active role in helping out a teeny bit. We've been scouting Pinterest for some great ideas and visual inspiration. We're plotting red and white candy striped straws, hanging comic book banners, Comics Sans all over, and so much more. Think primary colors and simple polka dots everywhere. Here are a few of my favorite inspirational party pictures!
From Dawn A and Connor’s Birthday Party
From Nothing on the High Street
From When Geeks Wed