When I saw Ellie and Spike’s wedding on the wedding planning subreddit of reddit.com, a little bit of nostalgia and a little bit of nerd in me pushed me to contact them to see if I could talk about their wedding on this blog.

As much as it would be cool to talk about dinosaurs and make T-Rex short-arm jokes, I actually loved the personal side of their wedding. The fact that everything they had planned was personal and a real celebration of two kids in love! It’s the epitome of a wedding that just screams “them!”

When Ellie had a few post-wedding moments free away from her military service I asked about the wedding day.

“It was super low key. I had been stressed planning it for months and once the day hit everyone knew what they were doing and it went off without a hitch. The dinosaurs were a big hit from the children to the adult children. I had a blast. I watched JP every Friday for a year in 1995 and my wedding planner didn’t understand the Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, so we ran with dinosaurs.”

Spike met Ellie in a thanksgiving blind date and from there Ellie introduced him to the good things in life like moving to Sacramento for her, and Jurassic Park.

The best part: when asked what they would change? “We wouldn’t change a single minute.”

And that’s how you do a wedding.

Credits: Wedding Planner Kendra Pfieffer-Wershing . Photographer: Beth Baugher. Make-up: Jenifer Haupt. Invitations Laurie Caird. Flowers: Cuttings by Sarah Acrich.