Even the trailer for the co-op part of the game hits home perfectly "The two of you have formed an excellent partnership, now it's time for your real purpose." So how could we possibly pay homage to this amazing title? Simple. Matt's aunt is an amazing baker and offered to make and decorate our cake however we wanted it. However we wanted. Dangerous words to a gamer. It wasn't long before Matt was sketching out an elaborately panelled cube centred with small pink hearts and topped with two little robots holding guns. His aunt asked what it was and he said - very proudly - "It's a companion cube!" And of course we had to have Atlas and P-Body as cake toppers! The traditional top-hatted gent and veiled lady simply wouldn't do!
|Our amazing Portal inspired wedding cake!|
As we had a Catholic ceremony (lots of Irish family on both sides!) we needed to choose a suitable piece of music for my walk down the aisle, that would work well on the organ and not offend the church in any way. I dislike the various wedding marches that I've heard and with Matt being a film critic, every iteration of traditional wedding themes have been played to death over the years. What we needed was a piece of music that was triumphant, a piece that announced with certainty that I was about to enter the church and that kept a steady pace - else I would be running down the aisle!
As the first chord began on the organ, I teared up because the realisation hit me that not only was I about to get married but that the music that instantly brings me happiness whenever I hear it was playing as I approached my future husband. It was perfect and the congregation were divided between "Oh, this is different, it's really nice" and "ARE YOU FREAKING KIDDING ME! AWESOME!"
|My wedding ring!|
This was a great feeling as it meant we could share our love of video game music and educate our non gaming friends and family. I'd like to think that it made them stop and consider that games are a valid medium of entertainment and a lot more serious than they might have previously thought. And if not, they got to shovel pie into their face while a thunderous voice boomed 'DOVAHKIIN, DOVAHKIIN, NAAL OK ZIN LOS VAHRIIN!'
|Matt at the venue before our 170 guests arrived!|