Unique Voodoo Doughnut Wedding in Austin, Texas

 

 

 

The wedding couple

When Cheryl and Jason first reached out to me last summer to see if I was available for a wedding at Voodoo Doughnut, I jumped at the opportunity. When I found out that they are pro-level cosplayers, then I knew I was in for something very, very special.

Doughnuts, coffee, and special wedding doughnuts at a Voodoo Doughnut wedding in Austin, Texas

The delicious spread Voodoo Doughnut provides for weddings

Voodoo Doughnut's marriage certificate

Voodoo Doughnut’s official(ish) marriage certificate

Wedding cake topper of a bride and groom embracing, made of Perler beads

Cake topper handmade by Cheryl, of course

Special wedding doughnuts made by Voodoo Doughnut for a wedding held in their store

Voodoo Doughnut’s version of a wedding cake

Cheryl and Jason, who are just as sweet as can be, share a love of cosplay, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Dr. Who, and doughnuts. They don’t take themselves too seriously, and it made for an incredible wedding, with Voodoo rituals, flickering lights, invocation of spirits, audience participation, and sprinkles (yes, sprinkles).

Bride in crocheted wedding dress in front of American flag artwork at Voodoo Doughnut in Austin, Texas

Cheryl, looking glamorous before the ceremony

Groom in blue suit in front of artwork at Voodoo Doughnut in Austin, Texas

Jason pondering

The wedding ceremony

Cheryl walked toward the stage in her self-crocheted, TARDIS-inspired wedding dress, to the dulcet tones of Pachelbel’s Canon The Imperial March, enrapturing both the wedding guests and the line of folks waiting for doughnuts (Voodoo Doughnut stops sales during the ceremony as a courtesy, but people are still allowed to line up if they behave). The ceremony commenced with Jester, the officiant/honorary voodoo priestess, scattering red sprinkles around the couple. Jason and Cheryl exchanged vows, full of in-jokes and Tolkein, and intensely cool Dr. Who-themed wedding bands. The spirits were invoked, the lights flickered, the couple jumped over the broom, and shared a bite of wedding doughnut.

Bride walking in crocheted blue and white "TARDIS" dress at Voodoo Doughnut in Austin, Texas

Cheryl walking in to The Imperial March

Wedding officiant at Voodoo Doughnut sprinkling red sprinkles around the bride and groom as part of the voodoo-themed wedding ceremony

Jester scattering red sprinkles

Closeup of groom putting TARDIS wedding ring on bride's hand

TARDIS flowers and rings

Bride and groom engaging in the tradition of "jumping the broom" at Voodoo Doughnut in Austin, Texas

Jumping the broom

Bride and groom biting each end of a doughnut at their wedding ceremony at Voodoo Doughnut in Austin, Texas

Biting the doughnut

You couldn’t ask for a more fun and interesting wedding ceremony.

Family and friends stayed on to congratulate the couple and enjoy the best Voodoo Doughnut had to offer, while we snagged some shots of Jason and Cheryl. Let me tell you, this couple knows how to take a picture.

Closeup of bride and groom's hands with TARDIS-inspired wedding rings

TARDIS rings

Bride and groom looking at each other

Awwwwww…

Bride and groom posing in a funny manner at Voodoo Doughnut in Austin, Texas

Pose!

Bride, in hand-crocheted TARDIS dress, and groom in front of American flag artwork at Voodoo Doughnut in Austin, Texas

Victory!

Bride embracing groom from behind in front of Voodoo Doughnut sign in Austin, Texas

Sweeties

The wedding reception

Everyone headed to Firehouse Lounge around the corner for the reception/after-party. It’s a super-cool place, with a strong speakeasy vibe. You actually have to go through a sliding bookcase to get in (well, they do have another door, but that’s no fun). We captured the revels there, learned that you need to watch out for low ceiling fans during the bouquet toss*, and called it a night.

*I forgot to mention, Cheryl also handmade her TARDIS-inspired bouquet. Crafty does not begin to describe her.

Bride and groom walking down sidewalk

Moving on

Bride and groom in blue and white sitting in booth at Firehouse Bar in Austin, Texas

These two!

Closeup of Dr. Who-themed wedding rings

These rings are seriously amazing

Bride and groom in blue and white sitting at the bar in Firehouse Lounge in Austin, Texas

Barflies

Bride and friends raising glasses in a toast in front of red wallpaper

Cheers!

Do you have a unique wedding coming up and need a wedding photographer? Reach out! I’d love to help capture your special day.