A few years ago, I was able to attend a wedding between two close friends who were both Game Night regulars. It was awesome and a ton of fun and appropriately geeky.
Now, it's been my pleasure to attend two more Game Night wedding events - both couples actually met at Game Night.
Barb & Andrew had a small family-only ceremony, but for their reception, they rented out the local game store and invited much of the game night crew. They didn't have a first dance - they had a first game. They didn't have a Dollar Dance - they had a dollar game. For their bouquet and garter, they had mini-tournaments. There were open games on every table, and guests were encouraged to play. There were signups so you could play games with the bride and groom.
All in all, it was well-done and a ton of fun. And I am very glad I was able to attend.
Barb & Andrew are the couple Steph and I occasionally get to play Mah Jong with, so we gave them a set (and a copy of the book I used to learn the game).
Derek & Selena's ceremony was a ton of fun. The ceremony itself was in rhyme with a meter that was deliberately reminiscent of Dr. Seuss.
Selena used to attend Game Night since it was held in my apartment, more than a decade ago. Derek didn't start attending until after we'd moved to the game store. When Jim moved to California, Derek was my closest rival at Game Night. Even though he beat me at everything, it was usually a close match.
Neither of them are regulars at Game Night these days, and I miss them both, so I'm glad I was able to attend their wedding. It was good to see them again and spend some time chatting.
It was also good to see friends who I don't get to see very often. I think one of the highlights for me was when one friend asked me, "You still doing that game thing for that publisher?"
"Dude," said another of his friends, "They're not that little. They just bought Days of Wonder!"
Either way, it's been two weekends surrounded by people I wish I could see more often.
Thanks to both couples for the invitations. I'm glad to have been a part of your celebrations.