video game-inspired surprise wedding at Two Chimney Clubhouse in O'Fallon, MO © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography

The “Portal” to Happiness: A Video Game-Inspired Surprise Wedding

Wedding
November 15, 2016

If you’re a die hard fan of Portal, you’ll LOVE this video game-inspired wedding at Twin Chimney Clubhouse in O’Fallon, MO!

Kailey and Brian had actually been married at a courthouse. The mother of the bride decided that they needed a proper wedding. Moreover, she wanted it to be a surprise. So she pretty much planned the entire wedding all by herself. Well, not without help from family and friends. So the couple knew very little about what kind of surprise they would be in for.

Kailey and Brian are both big fans of the video game Portal. So it only makes sense to have a Portal-themed wedding. This was the first surprise. The second surprise was the cake, which was made by a family friend. This was NOT your ordinary wedding cake. It was obviously inspired by the video game, but, not so obviously, it wasn’t real!!! How was this for a double surprise!

So you can imagine what happened when the bride and groom tried to cut the cake. Actually, you can’t possibly imagine the hilariousness that ensued. Even though it says ” it took the unsuspecting couple THREE attempts and TWO broken knives before they realized it was a prank! The fact that it said “This cake is a lie” all over the cake made the whole things just all the more amusing. Everybody was cracking up and how could they help themselves!

Honestly, I had never had so much at a wedding before!

And what better title for this blog post (and for this sweet, fun-filled video game-inspired wedding) than “The Portal to Happiness”?!

Twin Chimney Clubhouse wedding ceremony in O'Fallon, MO © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
wedding ceremony at Twin Chimney Clubhouse
wedding ceremony at Twin Chimney Clubhouse in O'Fallon, MO © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
bride and groom exchanging vows
black and white portrait of bride and groom walking down the stairs © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
a candid moment of the bride and groom walking down the stairs
portrait of bride and groom sharing a romantic kiss © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
a romantic moment of bride and groom sharing a kiss
creative portrait of bride at her Twin Chimney Clubhouse wedding © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
my favorite portrait of the stunning bride
funny wedding part pictures © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
wedding party having fun in a short window of time between thunderstorms
a surprise wedding inspired by the video game Portal © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
wedding reception details: gorgeous bouquets, white chocolate party favors, and video game inspired (fake) wedding cake
parents tearing up during speeches at Twin Chimney Family Center wedding reception in O'Fallon, MO © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
parents tearing up during speeches
video game-inspired surprise wedding at Twin Chimney Clubhouse in O'Fallon, MO © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
bride bursting into laughters when groom broke the knife as they were trying to cut the fake wedding cake, with wedding party laughing hysterically in the background
guests laughing during wedding reception © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
father of the bride and guests laughing as the bride and groom broke the knife trying to cut the cake
first dance of the bride and the groom © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
first dance of the bride and the groom
first dance of groom and step-daughter during wedding reception © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
first dance of groom and step-daughter
a beautiful moment of bride and her father and groom and his step-daughter dancing together at reception © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
a beautiful moment of bride and her father and groom and his step-daughter dancing together
groom and his mother dancing and having a good time © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
groom and his mother having a good time
mother of the bride dancing with granddaughter © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
mother of the bride dancing with granddaughter
garter toss at Twin Chimney Clubhouse wedding reception © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
garter toss
guest enjoying the REAL wedding cake © St. Louis wedding photographer Choice Jade Photography
guest enjoying the REAL wedding cake

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