I have a confession to make. I don’t think I’ve ever blogged about this, though I have given plenty of clues on my Facebook page. Here it goes. I am a Doctor Who fan. I am a Whovian. I started watching the BBC show on Netflix last year with my husband, who is also a fan. I thought it was dumb at first, but once I met the 10th Doctor, David Tennant, I was hooked.
As time went by, I noticed that several friends from completely different circles of my life were also big fans. In fact, we through a A Belated Whovian Christmas party at our home on December 26th and lots of them attended. They are a committed bunch. We watched our favorite Doctor Who episodes and the 2011 Christmas Special while feasting on fish sticks (no luck with the custard), “chips”, Dalek cookies and Sonic Screwdriver Punch. We even turned our backdoor into the TARDIS. It was awesome!
Fast forward to this past weekend and you’ll know why Dan and I were beyond excited to attend our friends (Dave and LeAnn) Doctor Who themed wedding at The Pub, at International Plaza in Tampa. It was the best wedding we’ve ever had the privilege of attending. LeAnn dyed her hair red like Amy Pond, wore a bow tie in her hair and her wedding dress had TARDIS blue crinoline and ribbon. And Dave dressed in the same kind of tux as Rory “Pond”. Of course, they also ditched the traditional altar and put a full-size TARDIS in it’s place, which her dad designed and built. Now it’s the coolest shed EVER!
The Pub itself was already decorated with plenty of British flair, but LeAnn went all out (with the help of family and friends) adding all kinds of Doctor Who touches, like word bubbles on sticks with DW quotes, Sarah Jane Smith’s robot dog, K-9 (card holder) and a Dalek made out of a water bottle for hold honeymoon donations. And check out this fun wedding itinerary.
Of course the bride and groom couldn’t be the only ones dressed in costume, several guests (including kids) came in full costume and hints of Doctor Who, like…
Dr. River Song
Craig and Stormageddon
a Weeping Angel
and of course The 11th Doctor (my husband)
There were some other good costumes at the wedding, but I didn’t get any good photos of them. For instance, the bride’s son dressed up just the 11th Doctor (Matt Smith) in the wedding episode and the pastor was dressed like a pirate from the episode “The Curse of the Black Spot”. And no, I didn’t dress in costume. I’m terrible at that sort of thing. I can barely dress myself in nice clothes and I never wear make-up. I would have to have a personal stylist to make it happen.
There was lots of other cool Doctor Who stuff at the wedding, but you know how much I love food, so I’ll skip to that part. The food was wonderful. The Pub catered it. I especially loved the goat cheese dip and pita bread and the English pot roast (somebody please share this recipe with me). The fish and chips was really good too. I can’t believe how crispy it stayed in the chaffing pans. I wish I had some photos to share with you, but I guess I forgot. However, I did take photos of the AMAZING cake by Chocolate Pi in Tampa.
I actually helped LeAnn with the original cake design with another cake designer, but she ended up going to Chocolate Pi and I think they took our ideas and made them even better. The fez top was my idea! And I’d like to add that the cake itself tasted so good. The bottom layer was white cake with a raspberry champagne filling that tasted like heaven. Mmmmm. I wish I hadn’t filled up on dip and pot roast. Wait no I don’t. I just wish I had a second stomach. You need these ladies making your next cake. You will be in awe of what they can do with cake.