Hands up if you like gaming?
Yes? Mario take your fancy at all?
Good, me too!
And so it came to pass that around 7 years ago (Yikes) whilst frantically deciding how to ‘theme’ our wedding we eventually settled upon our joint love of Retro Gaming Baby! (Well, more I decided)
However that’s not to say our incredibly short shortlist of:
Didn’t rank highly.
So now what…. How do you turn a love of gaming into a wedding theme? Dress as Mario and Peach? Yeh, we’ve done that, honest I’ve got the proof!
Here I present some top Super Mario Wedding Ideas!
I did consider getting a projector and having a wii console for after the nuptials, that didn’t go down to well though! Something about anti-social behaviour.. anyway.. I digress…
Let me paint a picture. At the time, my dear hubby and I were living in a pretty small, but lovely flat in Canterbury, Cathedral views and an occasional wayward bat (I really am not lying). I thought it would be a brilliant idea to recreate some of the retro original Mario game scenery to be a border around our Marquee… There’d be goomba’s coin boxes and mushrooms!
I ordered a mahooosive amount of flat pack square boxes and set to work on my mission…
I stood back in awe at my creation coming to life in front of my very eyes… I also looked around to see that Mike (that’s the hubby) and I were slowly losing our flat to my pixelated cardboard box Mario recreation.
Fast forward to the wedding day…. And oh it was so worth it! Seeing everyone’s reactions to the marquee awesomeness, and yes a few people did take it a bit too far, FYI, no a hollow cardboard box will not take your weight no matter how light you are, k?
As well as this, I managed to get a bucketload of mini Mario figurines shipped in to use as favours for our guests… Some of my more mature friends couldn’t contain themselves though….
We named each of our tables after Mario worlds from Super Mario 3 and I drew our table plan to look like a recreation of the classic world maps from the game. That was a lot of colouring pencils! Each of the table names were hand drawn
We had a local cakemaker make us some toadstool cakes and had Mario and Peach figurines atop them, before adding this photo I’d like to point out that I am 5ft3 and my hubby is 6ft 7…..
Looking back at this I always smile, it was certainly a day unique to us, it was my first experience of weddings as we were the first of our friends to tie the knot! Wedding blogs were not as prolific as they are these days and there was no Pinterest to inspire me! It just goes to show that you don’t need more than a little seedling of an idea to grow an epic wedding theme!
7 years this year… my how time has flown!
If you’ve got an idea for a theme you’d love to make a reality do feel free to get in touch, I’m always happy to offer advice and tips and create some stationery for you if you’d like. Hit the button below to email me, or just leave a comment below :)Button Text