After my last post about love and Valentine's Day, I started thinking about weddings and marriage (and if you assume this is because I'm female, know that you are a terrible, terrible person), it's a subject that has found it's way into many games. For instance, Skyrim, in which you can marry various NPCs whether you like women who demand you bring them a wealth of bear pelts or men that follow you around for money and *ahem* companionship you have the option to partake in marital life if you so choose.
|This is the best example of a full-on gaming theme I found in a Google Image search - but does Minecraft have the longevity of other games? Or will this couple regret their decision? Either way, it looks damn cool!|
Search for 'video game weddings' and you'll see an array of Nintendo themed proposals, cakes, rings, invites and even costumes and this makes perfect sense due to the nostalgia they bring.
|Completely customisable, this one is handcrafted by an Etsy seller|
But all the above is still relatively "safe", every wedding planner strives to make theirs an original or inventive day but ultimately, weddings are pretty much the same. Married life in video game worlds varies greatly and this should be reflected in real life.
|Image: Ampersand Photography|
Now this on the other hand is not cruel, this is amazing:
|I wonder what class those rings are?|
Weddings are not only meant to be an expression of devotion between two people but also an introduction or re-introduction to who these individuals are and an indication of who they'll be together.
As geeks and gamers, more and more of these elements will blossom and thrive over the years. I foresee many video game themed weddings, after all, 'the couple that games together, stays together' right?