On visiting the whimsical Nerd Burger blog you will instantly notice a pop of colour and a sense of quirkiness. Here you’ll find a celebration of all things ‘nerdy’ and an infectious love of comic books. The lovely lady behind the business is Cazz and we were so excited to sit down and share a virtual glass of bubbles with her as she gushed over her wedding memories.
Tell us about you and your business/blog?
My name is Cazz, and together with my wonderful husband Liam, I run a blog, Youtube and jewellery shop called Nerd Burger. My goal is to get people reading comic books and give them a place to share their passion for all things nerdy. We have so much fun making videos and talking about everything from laser discs to comics every single week.
Tell us about your wedding?
Liam and my wedding was 100% us. We told guests to dress to celebrate us so we had Darth Vader and Anakin, tie dye, comic book shirts and roller skating bridesmaids. Liam and I are passionate about a lot of things – toys, comic books, Disney, Hanson, KISS, Spongebob…just to name a few. So we incorporated it all. We had a Spongebob themed gifts table, hung comics from the trees and played Disney soundtracks. Our first kiss as a married couple was to the soundtrack of Hanson’s ‘mmmBop’. The day was perfectly us from start to finish.
What was your most memorable moment (or moments!)?
As we were reading our vows my husband Liam was crying so much that his nose started to run really badly – with that yucky goopy stuff dripping down his face! I too was crying and then as I glanced around I could see all our guests were crying. We had to pause for everyone to blow their noses. It was hilarious.
The other moment I remember was when we took our photos before the ceremony. I wanted the first time we saw each other to be personal so we went to a cool café with our wedding party to take photos. As I walked in the whole café turned around and I could feel their eyes on me. And then the room disappeared as I saw Liam; he was grinning from ear to ear! He kissed me and whispered “You look beautiful. Did you want a cup of coffee?” It was magic.
If you could change one thing, what would it be?
I would not spend a year freaking out and acting super weird. I wanted everything to be perfect. I worried about everything from weather to food to decorations. On the day nobody cared. The only thing anyone noticed was how in love Liam and I were.
Who are your favourite vendors?
Most of the wedding was DIY from the felt bouquets to the table decorations. I spent all year getting creative and making every little element personal. The only vendor we used was Antons in Melbourne for Liam’s incredible hand crafted suit. We chose the fabric and the cut for the suit and shirt and they made it just for us. The shirt was an old sailor print including some very adult pictures of naked women, flowers and anchors. Up until we went to Antons we thought we would never find an outfit for Liam. Everything was so mundane and boring, but Antons really made our suit dreams come true.
Who was your photographer?
I was very lucky to have my friend Ben fly down from Brisbane to take our wedding photos. He is such a talented photographer who creates amazing scenes using toys. He knows us very well and likes comics and toys like we do so our wedding photos were perfect.
What advice do you have for others planning their wedding?
No matter how much money you spend and effort you put in no one really remembers any of it. Except for the part that you were both so in love. So focus on that. The rest really doesn’t matter.
Images by Big Fry
Ms Chinoiserie Says: Thanks Cazz for sharing your wedding memories with us; such a fun and whimsical day! For the latest news in craft, comics and geek fashion, head on over to Nerd Burger for a bright and sparkly update on awesomeness!