The Halo Wedding

by admin on May 20, 2009

I had heard of the Halo Wedding months earlier on a geek blog and knew this was prime Ehell material. My deep disdain for theatrical wedding themes where the bride and groom become role-playing characters is longstanding and resolute. Marriage is a profound commitment and should not be entered into lightly or frivolously. So, when the bride and groom don costumes and stage make-up, one wonders who exactly is uttering the vows of marriage…Skeletor or John Smith?

As you’ll see in the video, neither the bride nor groom assume a role and the entire wedding party is very traditional. What makes it a Halo Wedding is the appearance of troopers as ushers and the officiant is the Halo character Master Chief. The processional music is undoubtedly Halo music which makes it sound like funeral dirge. I wouldn’t even attempt to describe it as “hauntingly beautiful”. It’s just plain creepy and depressing. And I challenge anyone to watch the following video of the ceremony and tell me you did not experience extreme cognizant dissonance watching a video game character conducting a serious wedding ceremony.

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Kaiti September 30, 2011 at 6:13 pm

Amen, Ginna! I don’t see any reason a bride wearing a giant meringue, matching bridesmaids all in a row, and a groom and groomsmen in rental tuxes is any less of a theatrical production than a Klingon/Halo/medival wedding. God forbid they should wear outfits they LIKE (and, if they’re serious members of whatever adopted culture, they might actually be able to use again!) at THEIR OWN WEDDING. This is no more frivolous than a couple spending thousands of dollars getting married because the bride wants to play princess with the foofy dress, attendants in butt-bows, a big cake, and all the attention that comes with it.

Commitment has NOTHING to do with the costume of choice, and everything to do with the couple’s attitudes towards each other and their new marriage.

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Mabel October 29, 2011 at 11:25 pm

I’m sorry, but I think a wedding that revolves around something the bride and groom love and have deeply in common is their choice and no one else’s. It’s not tacky or disturbing at all. I might object if they forced guests to wear costumes or whatnot, unless it was a Halloween wedding with a masquerade, but then I would expect they would have family who did not dress up and would be fine with that.

Also, I’m a huge geek so if my (non-existent, sadly) fiance were agreeable, I would LOVE to have a themed wedding. SOOOO much more original than any other! And I really think everyone who knows me would expect it of me. 🙂

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