Computer geeks rejoice! This geek chic wedding post is all for you! Read on to find out how you can create the geeky wedding of your dreams while still being earth-friendly and chic. Inspired by this week's EcoEtsy theme challenge of "Smart Design." (Image Credit: Love Code by KellyMDesigns.)
To be honest, I think all marriage proposals are romantic, no matter how you slice 'em. Every single one makes my heart swoon and these examples are no exception. Are they right for everyone? Of course not. But that's exactly the point. That is what makes these ideas so special...they are singularly appropriate for the bride and groom involved.
Twitter: Would you follow this guy? This is believed to be the first Twitter marriage proposal.
iPhone: One digital Romeo sent his girl friend on a virtual treasure hunt, providing clues along the way, using an iPhone app he designed himself.
NOW START PLANNING!
Now that you are engaged, it's time to start planning! These days, no self-respecting tech savvy bride would be caught carrying a giant wedding planning notebook full of (gasp!) hard copies. LOL. Modern brides are doing most of their planning via the web these days. A chic new laptop sleeve would make a fun gift in lieu of the traditional planning binder. Stuffed with a few wedding magazines it makes a fun and useful engagement gift!
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Recycled Billboard Laptop Sleeve by Notty Pooch
In most cases, I'm still not sold on the idea of using electronic invites for a wedding, even though they are eco- and budget-friendly options. However, when done really well, an electronic invite can be an uber-cool way to personalize your wedding. I shared this video in a previous post, but it's so cool I think it's worth repeating here:
Ok, so these may not technically (pun intended!) count as earth-friendly, even though they feature thousands of tiny LED lights and are powered by tiny batteries, but they are pretty funny! Would you wear a light-up dress?
Sleek, modern designs made from reclaimed and recycled materials are perfect for modern tech-loving couples.
Tiny Diamond Sterling Ring with recycled diamond by CocoandChia, Modern Square Recycled Silver Bands by AnneHolman, Recycled 18K Gold Bands by daniellejewelry, 18K/14K Recycled Gold and Chocolate Diamond Ring by JesseDanger
This ring is also made with reclaimed metals and can be inscribed with a custom binary message of up to 25 characters. Each piece also comes with a "Green Assay" which provides you with the ecological characteristics of the jewelry you are purchasing. AND, the company offers a voluntary Carbon Offset Tax, should you wish to offset your purchase.
Binary Band by greenKarat
Colorful bands made from space age Titanium are another modern option...and could double as a clever "something blue."
Titanium bands by Minter and Richter Designs
FOR THE LADIES
Computer Chip Earrings found on Etsy, but my bookmark disappeared. If you know who designs these, please let me know. :)
FOR THE GENTSOptions abound for giving the guys some geek-chic style. Cuff links made with recycled computer components or engraved with Binary code are subtle and chic accessories. Circuit board printed ties and wire belts add playful style and a pop of color.
Keyboard Monogram Tie Tack and Cufflinks by Cufflink Scene
100% SIlk Circuit Board Tie by Projector
Rainbow Ribbon Cable Belt by digiBling
These punch card notebooks would make super geeky wedding programs or favors.
Packaged in a 100% recycled cardboard sleeve, a CD with all of your favorite wedding songs or a photo montage makes a very personal and geek-chic favor.
I <3 THESE GIFTS FOR THE NEWLYWEDS
Geek-chic couples will love some geeky new accessories for their homes.
Geeks Need Pillows Too! By diffractionfiber
Bill Gates Mugshot Portrait Plate by BeatUpCreations
And last, but not least, don't forget to update your status...
That's all for this week. I hope you enjoyed this post and found an idea or two you can use...or at least had a laugh or two. If you are curious to see who won this week's EcoEtsy "Smart Design" Theme Challenge, please visit the EcoEtsy blog.
And be sure to check out my other EcoEtsy inspired theme wedding posts for more earth-friendly ideas for weddings.