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Love in the Time of Mario

An 8-bit groom rescues his princess in this geeked-out digital wedding invitation–watch the latest proof that, for hardcore gamer couples, love is a battlefield.

8-bit wedding

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Modern weddings in modern times call for original invitations. And this one goes so much further than what’s immediately apparent. What you see below is merely the packaging and sleevenotes for one of the most impressive, personal invites this side of Azeroth. The labor of love of two gamers from Berlin, Niko and Darina, the invitation comes in the form of an 8-bit video game and even has a bunch of outtakes for the guests to laugh over.

World of Warcraft

The concept of the games (there are two–one for the bride, and one for the groom–is totally Super Mario (let’s hope neither of them run off with a plumber, should the marriage get rocky), and the credits roll with the two of them singing the Soviet national anthem.

Of course, this isn’t the first game-themed wedding. Remember the Halo-themed ceremony in (where else?) Orlando, Florida not so long ago?

Halo Wedding

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And who could forget the all-time high-scorers who got all dolled up for a World of Warcraft-themed ceremony?

[Offbeat Bride Via Technically Incorrect, Orlando Sentinel, This Random Chinese Blog Via Everyjoe.com]

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My writing career has taken me all round the houses over the past decade and a half--from grumpy teens and hungover rock bands in the U.K., where I was born, via celebrity interviews, health, tech and fashion in Madrid and Paris, before returning to London, where I now live. For the past five years I've been writing about technology and innovation for U.S

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