Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Geeky mashup wedding

What do you think about this wedding? Geekology says it looks last-minute, and there are lots of comments ripping this wedding to shreds.

Rob Taverner, 32, dressed as the superhero while Nyssa Pratten, 19, was dressed as Jessica Rabbit in Worcester. And the two best men dressed as Captain America and Supergirl at the ceremony.

Jessica Rabbit (?) and Superman

Bride Nyssa walked down the aisle to the 'Star Wars' theme, and after confirming their nuptials the happy couple left to the famous 'Looney Tunes' exit music. Rob Taverner said he initially came up with the idea of a cartoon wedding at Worcester Register Office as a joke - but his wife-to-be loved the idea.

The 32-year-old self-confessed geek wore the blue Superman top underneath a suit jacket - and donned Clarke Kent style specs. Bride Nyssa wore a revealing red dress as she imitated curvy cartoon siren Jessica Rabbit, voiced by Kathleen Turner in the 1988 movie.

Among the guests were people dressed as the Incredible Hulk, Betty Boop, Tweety-Pie [a.k.a. Tweety Bird] and Catwoman at the wedding with a difference. Fancy dress shop worker Rob said: 'Me and my mate Brendan were mucking about, talking online about the wedding.
'We talked about dressing up as cartoon characters, and I was laughing and joking about it with Nyssa when she said 'why not'?'

Mr Taverner said that he and his wife had a shared love of cartoons and comics.
He said: 'I'm what everyone calls a 'geek', into all the nerdy stuff like computers, comics, sci-fi and graphic novels. Nyssa's into more of the girlie stuff like Buffy the Vampire Slayer, but she's learning - she gets really proud of herself when we're all chatting and she gets a reference.' [Dear The Groom: If you want to prove you're marrying an adult, don't say stuff like this. Love, me]

]The blushing bride, who is 15 weeks pregnant, said that it didn't take her long to choose her outfit.

So, is it cute, or is it a slapped-together crap fest? The groom works at a costume store, so it wasn't exactly hard for him to get the costumes together. I'll admit that I prefer things with one defining theme, not some umbrella theme. This does seem hasty (the baby helps that rushed feeling), but it's still colorful and fun. Yes, it's tacky, but when the groomsman is dressed as Super Girl, I think it's supposed to be tacky, no?



  1. I may be in the minority here, but the first thing I wondered when I saw these photos were, "Why aren't her gloves purple?"

    Anyway, I thought it was creative. Looking at the second photo (the group shot of the bride, groom, maid of honor and best men) a second time, it dawned on me that the short guy in the Supergirl costume might be Ryan Seacrest! X-D

  2. Whoa, you're right! That dude looks like Ryan Seacrest's troll cousin. HAHA!

  3. She is too hot for him


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