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Thank you

After 14 months of planning, unpredictable weather, and the support of so many of our friends and family, Our Geek Wedding has come and gone. And what an amazing day it was! We would like to thank everyone who came to celebrate with us. The day was perfect and there is nothing (even the weather) that we would change.  We both wish that we could have spent so much more time with everyone.

Please enjoy the photos. We hope everyone had as amazing a time as we did!

P.S. If you have any more photos, we would love to see them.  Either send them to us (see our Contact page) or post them to Facebook and tag us in them.

It worked!

Thank you to everyone who helped make this happen.

More updates to come as we collect photos and stories from all around.

– Mr. and Mrs. Beker

P.S. Thanks to the amazing Sarah Der for this sneak peak photo.

A picture is worth…

People keep telling us that we are getting so much done early.  Maybe this is true, but we can’t really help ourselves.  Beyond the location, food, and wine, Tiffany and I both felt that our choice of photographer was going to be key.  I think we also secretly were scared that we would so overwhelm a photographer given that we are ourselves photographers that they would run away.  Thankfully that was not the case.  We found the perfect person!

We’d like to welcome Sarah Der to the geek wedding extravaganza!  (Hopefully she doesn’t mind we stole her picture over there.)

She was recommended to us by photographer friends of Tiffany’s.  Through our email conversations with her (where we bombarded her with questions and links to weddings we had shot), she was excited and thrilled that we were interested in her work.  She has pictures on her website, but also has a great blog which showcases much more of her work.  We really love her fun, quirky style.  She does a great job of capturing the moments in weddings and showing the emotions of the people.

We met with Sarah in Richmond last weekend at Secco and had a great lunch (with tasty wines). Sarah in person is exactly like Sarah in email.  Fun, quirky, and very very excited.  She shares our passions for great food and wine, and of course good photography.  She just celebrated her first year in business and we love that we are able to help her expand her business.

I think she will do a great job of helping two people who hate having their pictures taken actually muddle through it.

XKCD: Empirical

XKCD is one of those cartoons which is very much geared towards geeks, thankfully Tiffany and I qualify.  This popped up this morning and gave me quite a chuckle.  Seems a very risky proposal (ha!) given the planning and costs needed for a wedding, but I appreciate the scientific rigor.

Our Geek Wedding

We really couldn’t help ourselves, I hope you won’t blame us.  After I proposed and Tiffany said yes (yay!) we went out and found a place to get some champagne and celebrate and start letting the reality of what we had done settle in.

We had received advice from our friends Terry and Ashleigh, who had recently gotten engaged, that we should not plan anything for the wedding for a month.  While this seemed like a great idea in principle, it really wasn’t going to happen.  As obsessive planners, we just couldn’t help ourselves.  So, we changed the goal a little and made it such that no decisions would be made in the first month.  We found that we both had many ideas that we had gathered over the years and we would be best served by writing them all down and getting them out of our heads and in front of each other.

This is where our other common personality came out: geek.  Paper and notebooks are just not our thing.  We use, live, and breath technology, so it seems appropriate that technology will play a great role in the planning.  Below is a quick list of what we are using so far.

  • Evernote – Contains brainstorming ideas, lists, and lots of screengrabs of websites. (I upgraded to the Pro version so we could have shared, editable notebooks)
  • Pinterest – Scrapbook of pictures and pretty things
  • Google Docs – Oh boy.  Guest list, questionnaire, budget, etc.
  • And of course, this website. (WordPress)
P.S. I must give inspiration credit for the title to the great and funny Harto of My Drunk Kitchen.