so hard.” During their vows, the couple
pointed wands they had bought at Universal Studios to reference the “unbreakable
vow” from Harry Potter.
CREATIVE COSTUMES: Jeff’s dad
changed out of his of;ciant out;t into a
Jim Perdue costume to coordinate with his
wife’s chicken costume. There were superheroes, villains and Star Trek costumes.
“One of the more notable ones was a
creepy Elf on the Shelf,” Jeff says.
THE DÉCOR: At the reception inside the
mansion, the décor included black tablecloths, red napkins and lanterns. On the
dining tables were two favors—costumed
rubber duckies and owl-shaped boxes
;lled with Halloween candy.
THE MUSIC: Everyone danced to Halloween-themed music, including “The Time
Warp” from The Rocky Horror Picture Show.
“At the end of ‘The Time Warp,’ traditionally you drop down to the ground,” Maya
says. “I fell across Jeff and someone
else fell across me and there’s a picture
and I’m laughing so hard. I remember the
looks of dismay from some of the guests
who didn’t know what was going on.”
THE HONEYMOON: In May 2017 the
couple went on a three-week trip to Japan.
They took a soba noodle-making class,
went to a tea ceremony, watched sumo
wrestling and dressed in kimonos for a
traditional Japanese wedding ceremony.
VENDORS: Cake and cupcakes, Savvy
Treats; catering, Stone Soup Catering;
ceremony dress, Unique Vintage; ;owers,
Etsy (DiddleBug); music, Bryan George
Music; painting for guests to sign, Brittany
Branson; photo booth, A Click in Time
Photo Booths; photography, Theresa Choi
Photography; reception gown/costumes,
Buttons and Lace Design; wedding coordi-
nator, Wild Thyme Event Studio. n T H E R E
DR. WHO DEVOTION: The couple’s
fondness for the TARDIS showed up in the
bowtie Jeff wore during the ceremony and as
a charm in Maya’s bouquet of paper ;owers
made of book pages. A friend made a paint-
ing for guests to sign that also featured the
phone booth. “It’s the TARDIS and it’s held
up by a bunch of balloons, like in Up,” Maya
says. The cake (at left) was TARDIS-shaped,
complete with a light at the top.