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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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