Stefan and Carlene's Geek Fest Wedding

October 12, 2017

Geek wedding

On 22nd July this year, Stefan finally got his girl when he married girlfriend of 7 years, Carlene. Despite going to the same school, it was years later that the couple hooked up after bumping into each other on a night out. Well, that and a gap of 10 months while Carlene thought about it!

By the time Carlene finally agreed to a date, Stefan was due to leave for Majorca where he would work for 3 months. They spent hours speaking via Skype every day and with 3 kids later (Luis, Dexter and Kingsley), the rest as they say, is history.....

Photography by James Tracey Photography.

Geek wedding ceremony

A serious amount of planning went into their big day, Carlene contacted me over a year ahead of the wedding to enquire about us creating them a bespoke Game of Thrones themed table plan. But GoT was not to be the only theme of this total geek fest of a wedding. 

Geek wedding

No, not by a long shot. Carlene and Stefan were determined to create a unique and fun wedding experience for their guests, kicking off with Jack Sparrow and a Stormtrooper greeting their guests at the drinks reception!

This followed Stefan and Carlene's outdoor ceremony at the stunning Abbeywood Estate.

Manchester outdoor wedding venue

While Irish band Green Hot Clover played on the lawn, the lads played football, the girls drank Prosecco and the couple's son, Dexter learned to play croquet.

Hot Clover Manchester wedding band

Jack Sparrow playing football with guests

As well as the many big things, there were many smaller details creating the perfect day. In her shoes, bridesmaid necklaces and shoes, Carlene made subtle reference to her love of Disney.

Disney wedding shoes

Add to that an understated Alice in Wonderland tea party vibe to the wedding tables.

Alice in Wonderland tea party wedding table

A love of Game of Thrones was also to be included and the whole thing weaved together perfectly. Carlene found an artist on Etsy (Svetlaprint) to create images for each table to use in their stationery. We used them as our inspiration to create a Game of Thrones themed wedding table plan with matching table cards and place cards. 

Game of Thrones themed wedding table plan

Game of Thrones themed wedding stationery

Game of Thrones themed wedding stationery

The cake wasn't left out either and featured this gorgeous Game of Thrones cake topper.

Game of Thrones wedding cake topper

Game of Thrones themed wedding cake

Disney, Star Wars and GoT ticked off the list, next was to incorporate Stefan's devotion to Manchester City FC. The time of the league winning goal by Aguero was stitched into Stefan's jacket collar and even Carlene got involved with a blue and white MCFC garter!

Manchester City themed wedding

Manchester City wedding garter

The two Man Utd fanatical Best Men were forced to enter the wedding breakfast to the MCFC anthem Blue Moon! Nice touch, guys.

The beautiful bridesmaids on the other hand, had the privilege of entering to Jessie J's Sexy Lady.

Gold bridesmaid dresses

Stefan, Carlene, and their guests sang and danced their way through the dinner to tracks from Oasis' Wonderwall to Jungle Book classic, I Wanna Be Like You.

Wedding dancing


With the dinner and speeches done, day turned into night and the evening was kicked off with a first dance to the Irish classic, Steve Earle's Galway Girl. Guests were then treated to a full on Ibiza party. Carlene recalls dancing right through the night, missing the evening food, cake and candy cart.

First dance

Wedding light up letters

As well as Carlene's sore feet, after a day like that I'd bet there were many sore heads too! It's been a privilege to write up this post in celebration of Mr and Mrs Remneson's big day, so many gorgeous images to feature! But then working in the wedding industry themselves with their own wedding videography company, YSD Media, they had the luxury of handpicking the best of the best wedding suppliers and I'm only too happy to share their details with you here:

After shooting a wedding there back in July 2015, Stefan and Carlene fell in love with Abbeywood Estate. The surroundings and flower gardens were perfect for the outdoor wedding they wanted. And after a rainy few days the weather held up!

James Tracey Photography & Jeff Wood Visuals captured the day.

Howard Wing WeddingsGreen Hot CloverSix15 Events LtdImperial Icons & Simon Newton: Jack Sparrow Lookalike kept guests thoroughly entertained.

LS Photobooths provided a selfie mirror.

There was no other place for Stefan to get suits than Nicola & Craig at Whitfield & Ward.

Carlene's bespoke wedding dress was made by Boutique Alterations Ltd and her wedding day hair & make up was by Holly Lander Make-Up Artist and Hair Stylist.

Red floral architecture made the bride's dreams come true with a vibrant & colourful theme for the day.

The Word Is Love for provided the huge Mr & Mrs Remneson light up sign.

The Pretty in Print Company designed the Game of Thrones themed wedding stationery.

Pretty Tasty Cake made the delicious wedding cake and the candy cart came from Candystripe Couture Ltd which apparently Carlene and Stefan's three children polished off in 28 seconds!

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