This project was a serious labor or love. Kiera of Jakfoto Films and I are huge fans of the BBC TV show Doctor Who...and one day was just hit with the idea of putting together a chic, Doctor Who styled inspirational shoot. It gave us a excuse to watch more of the show AND try to pack in as many show references as possible without hitting people over the head with them. We like to call them Easter-eggs. Our goal was to design a gorgeous wedding for those not familiar with the show, and for the fans let them have fun picking out Doctor Who references. We love this idea of mixing geek with chic...something we don't see too often sadly.
Because Kiera and I knew this shoot would become a larger production, very early on we asked Jen of First Pick Planning to come on board. With our powers combined....we created this eye candy.
We also had the honor of being featured on Green Wedding Shoes today! Feel free to check out the feature and give all the vendors involved some love.
Cinematography: Jakfoto Films | Photography: Candice Benjamin Photography | Coordination: First Pick Planning | Print Design: Mintwich Design | Floral Design: Studio Ooh La La | Wedding Dress: Hope Stanley of Mary Me Bridal | Cape + Earings: BHLDN | Gold Birdcage Veil: Tessa Kim | Ceremony Venue: Big Bear Solar Observatory | Ceremony Make-up and hair: Melissa Abad Makeup | Fourth Doctor's Scarf: NoemisKnits | TARDIS "Spoilers" Kindle Cover: mdk Studios 898 | Reception Venue: Huron Substation | 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 | Video soundtrack: Chris Bartella – Anthem Falls Music | Ceremony backdrop, seating chart, star prisms & table numbers: DIY | Eleventh Doctor's Sonic Screwdriver & The Master's Pocket Watch: ThinkGeek
Extra Special Thanks To: Kasey McKay, Josh McKay, Jay Moore, AJ Murden, Chris Wayne, and Bree Rhoten
Jakfoto Films also created a video that included even more nerdy references and the best fake vows I've ever heard.
Note: We put together this inspirational styled shoot because things like this make my heart happy. It's a real couple that modeled for us, but all of the ideas and styling was put together by the vendors involved. Jakfoto Films and myself did the bulk of styling and DIY-ing (yes, we stayed up till 3am for a few weeks straight glittering balls and painting old windows), but it wouldn't of been put together without the help of everyone. I would consider myself so lucky to photograph a real wedding like this. Lets make Geek Chic a thing. And I will be there in a double-heartbeat to photograph it.
Planning your own wedding? Want to see how we gathered our ideas for the shoot?You can see our Pinterest board here.