Thanks to Nosirrah, I’ve had the pleasure of knowing AshRossy and his fiancée makefile for a little while now. So on Monday, I was pleased to join them and a group of friends to take part in AshRossy and makefile’s Minecraft wedding, on AshRossy’s server, ahead of the real-life event on July 18 😀
So, at 10pm UK time, the happy couple were accompanied by myself, shroomgirl, Teddanator, Dark_Ankh, Ironfruit, Bethness, Nosi, miss_evil, zaco619, jessartisan and Imperialistic for the festivities, with everyone decking themselves out in newly-designed skins for the occasion. All the men were wearing their very best digital suits, even me – my Pac-Man & Ghost skin, which I hardly ever change, was left behind just this once. Ironfruit went all-out and added a gold monocle to his skin, which was rather impressive… Meanwhile, the ladies were sporting a delightful array of pixellated fashions.
After admiring each other’s skins (some of which had been designed by Teddy), we then had a few minutes of chaos while we tried to figure out just exactly what should happen at one of these shindigs. And, for that matter, who should be officiating… I was under the impression that it was going to be Imperialistic (since I’d declined), but it ended up being me anyway – and with no service written, I had to quickly dive onto the Internet to try to find a suitable one that I could ad-lib around! Thankfully, I didn’t hold things up, and I found this one that I could play with.1 Meanwhile, the rest of the group were sorting out other bits and pieces, such as what should be used as a substitute for a ring (seriously, Notch, you really need to have rings included in Minecraft, for this type of occasion! ;)); they went with gold ingots in the end, and stone buttons for the “ring box”.2
Eventually, we got things under way. AshRossy and Nosi (the best man) and I waited by the altar for makefile to come down the aisle (wearing a chain-mail helmet, because miss_evil rather cleverly pointed out that it looks like a wedding veil), while shroomgirl went ahead, spreading… well, mushrooms… and Ironfruit recorded the event for posterity.
After something of an awkward pause because I wasn’t certain when I was supposed to start speaking (and I could hardly take a cue!), I read out, and lightly improvised around, the wedding script. Judging from the participants’ tweets later on in the day, I didn’t mess things up, which is a blessed relief considering that, after the bride and groom themselves, I pretty much had the biggest part!
From the cathedral (built some weeks earlier, mostly by Teddy but accompanied by a number of us, every now and then), we proceeded to the wedding cake – a vast, beautiful creation put together by Bethness:
I don’t suppose there have been many couples who have been their own cake decorations… 😉
But after taking a few pictures, how to cut the cake? Silly question, really:
I think there were a few comments saying that they wished it was possible to deal with the real-life wedding cake in the same way. Erm… perhaps not, guys?
Having successfully laid waste to the cake, the revellers moved on to the dance area (created by Farmer_Bo, so I’m given to understand), where AshRossy and makefile took the floor for the first dance:
… after which everyone else joined in, with what few approximations of dance moves that Minecraft’s programming permitted!
With Teddy wanting to take a couple of pics of everyone outside the cathedral, we all headed back over there, and after she took her pics for her Photobucket album of the event, I quickly switched places with her so that we could have pictures with her featured:
And then… chaos ensued when AshRossy decided to spawn a few hundred flowers, lagging the server badly. I logged out, but couldn’t get back in – and it turns out that this was the reason (thanks, Ironfruit!):
Still, a great time was had by all, thanks to everyone who attended, and thanks also to AshRossy and makefile for inviting me! 😀 May your real wedding go even better (and lag-free ;))!
1 While writing this post, I learned that the script was released under a Creative Commons Share-Alike Licence, so that’s a relief!
2 Anyone who doubts the logic of this should remind themselves that in Minecraft, you can fit a chest inside a chest… 😛