One year of building 4 vases, 68 roses, 16 thistles, 42 personalised minifigure guests, 1 table plan, 13 large letters and 8 boxes of Lego, the mega Lego Wedding build was complete!
I will keep this post short and to the point, as the images speak to themselves. The Lego Rose & Thistle Vases were setup per table, with their personalised favours. I also added some last minute Lego letters for the top table spelling out our new name – Mr & Mrs Johnson. Wooden letter boxes full of Lego bricks were also provided for our guests…. even if it did mean I ended up with a variety of Lego cocks by the end of the evening!
Our Lego Wedding Cake finished everything off nicely, courtesy of Cake & Lace from Newbury. The three layered cake had two personalised and edible Lego version of myself and my wife. Each layer had sections peeled back revealing a Lego brick interior. It was perfect and tasted great to!
Time to finally close this chapter and plan my next Lego build.
A Lego themed wedding wouldn’t be complete without personalised mini-figure guests!
Every guest who attended the wedding got a personalised Lego version of themselves to take home. Unfortunately I was unable to construct everyone as a Lego Star Wars character (courtesy of my childhood), so logged into BrickLink.com and ordered a set of heads, hair, torsos and legs. Using everyone’s Facebook profile photos online, I built the whole wedding party (44 day guests) in a few days.
In addition to this each guest received 4 bags of Lego chocolate which we found on Amazon sold by Gwynedd Building Blocks. We ordered a small taster kit initially and then a 2 kilogram box! We would both highly recommend them to anyone else. Yum!
Lego Wedding Table Plan
Once my army of Lego minifigure wedding guests was complete, I started to build the table plan. At first I expected this to take a few hours, but this escalated quickly into a few evenings after work and a whole weekend!
I started by setting up a mini photo studio in my living room (you will notice by now I have a very forgiving wife!) and started to snap comical scenes with each wedding guest. Every scene was personal to that individual person. Highlights include:
Arresting the Groom: Father-in-law was setup to arrests me whilst my wife and mother-in-law looked on laughing.
Catching the Bouquet: Yet to be married women attempting to catch my wife’s bouquets.
Hide the Sausage! Two of my friends from school were set up to play hide the sausage… granted in this case I was just having fun!
You get the idea. You can see all of these at the end of this blog post.
Once I had finished with all these photos, I added them to my table plan using the photo editing software Gimp (emphasis on the words photo editing). Even the tables and miniature flowers on the plan were Lego! I finished the design off by using a Lego font across the by naming everyone on the plan. You can learn how to do this by following this useful post by Persialou.
You can see the table plan, the flowers and other extras in my final post next month where the whole Lego wedding comes together.