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August 3, 2009 10:39 AM   Subscribe

Katamari Damacy wedding [via the King]
posted by ardgedee (66 comments total) 30 users marked this as a favorite

 
That was adorable!
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 10:46 AM on August 3, 2009


We are moved to tears by the size of this thing.
posted by shakespeherian at 10:46 AM on August 3, 2009 [38 favorites]


This looks like it was a very fun and simple wedding, very much in spirit with the game. I love it!
posted by kendrak at 10:47 AM on August 3, 2009


This is EXACTLY why we should never cross post from Boing Boing!!!!
posted by HuronBob at 10:48 AM on August 3, 2009


ni amas ĉi tiu edziĝa soleno.

Oh, you don't know Esperanto?

We love this wedding.
posted by Navelgazer at 10:49 AM on August 3, 2009 [6 favorites]


BoingBoing linked to it?
posted by ardgedee at 10:49 AM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


For once, the bridesmaids look ridiculous ... for a reason.
posted by dhartung at 10:49 AM on August 3, 2009


Is this where I post the photos of my new steampunk ukelele?
posted by Dia Nomou Nomo Apethanon at 10:50 AM on August 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


That is the dorkiest thing ever. It is awesome. (Although I was hoping the bride rolled down the aisle or something.)

They are too adorable.
posted by threeturtles at 10:54 AM on August 3, 2009


When jenesta and I got married, our recessional music was "Katamari on the Rocks ~ Main Theme."

While watching the slideshow, it took me a dismayingly long time to figure out that the people wearing the King and Queen hats were the groom and bride, respectively. Apparently I'm just that dumb.
posted by Faint of Butt at 10:55 AM on August 3, 2009


boing boing
posted by HuronBob at 10:58 AM on August 3, 2009


Seriously, who cares a fig about BB?
posted by Blazecock Pileon at 11:00 AM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


This makes me want to play the game again, and also wish that I knew the bride and groom.
posted by jb at 11:00 AM on August 3, 2009


Those are some very patient friends.
posted by echo target at 11:00 AM on August 3, 2009 [3 favorites]


Cute dorky fun!
posted by notashroom at 11:00 AM on August 3, 2009


Hmm... this Katamari feels very nuptialish.

Of course, We would have made it much bigger.
posted by Spatch at 11:03 AM on August 3, 2009 [15 favorites]


what are they wearing? large i-pod ear buds?
posted by billybobtoo at 11:06 AM on August 3, 2009


This is awesomely dorky and fantastic. However, I am somewhat disappointed that the groom didn't wear the FULL King of All Cosmos outfit, particularly the fabulous purple tights and yellow cape.
posted by elizardbits at 11:07 AM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Awwwww! Nerd love!! *sniff*
posted by Space Kitty at 11:07 AM on August 3, 2009


All's fair in love and fandom.
posted by Schlimmbesserung at 11:09 AM on August 3, 2009


I was a groomsman for a good friend, once, and I had to wear a yarmulke.

I was uncomfortable about it, at first, because I didn't want to represent myself as showing deference to any gods. I also felt that it cheapened the act of wearing the thing for everyone, if, for at least one of the people wearing the thing, the wearing of it didn't mean anything.

Then I got over myself and decided, if my friend wants me to wear a silly hat on his big day, I'll wear a silly hat.
posted by gurple at 11:12 AM on August 3, 2009 [9 favorites]


I could imagine the running commentary, "What is that on your head?" "Why aren't you wearing white" "Why isn't he wearing a nice suit" "What is this, some kind of video game thing?" "I don't understand this" over and over and over. Give the family members some props too for being indulgent.
posted by amethysts at 11:14 AM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


i love this, but where are the dancing rainbows and hearts? it would've been great if each bridesmaid/groomsmen rolled a katamari down the aisle and picked up stuff along the way. that being said, great hats.
posted by kerning at 11:16 AM on August 3, 2009


I believe this has something to do with a video game or a cartoon but having no reference point, it's still a weirdly wonderfully oddly cute wedding. I think I almost prefer not to know the context.
posted by otherwordlyglow at 11:18 AM on August 3, 2009


All the little details, the flowers and lanterns and centerpieces are awesome. The headwear is too much. I dont say that to hate on their special moment, just that sometimes the creativity lies in knowing where to stop.
posted by billyfleetwood at 11:19 AM on August 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


Absolutely adorable. And the couple look so happy.
posted by marginaliana at 11:19 AM on August 3, 2009


All the little details, the flowers and lanterns and centerpieces are awesome. The headwear is too much. I dont say that to hate on their special moment, just that sometimes the creativity lies in knowing where to stop.

Agreed. Though, as the photos kept streaming along, seeing the smiles on their faces, I smiled too. That, and each person had an outfit that matched their hat(?), so it worked pretty well!
posted by explosion at 11:31 AM on August 3, 2009


Awesome! AWESOME!!
posted by contessa at 11:31 AM on August 3, 2009


The idea could be taken further depending on how they collect their gifts...
posted by hellboundforcheddar at 11:33 AM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


I like how the wedding cake topper was the bride and groom caught in a Katamari ball.
posted by cazoo at 11:37 AM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


I could imagine the running commentary, "What is that on your head?" "Why aren't you wearing white" "Why isn't he wearing a nice suit" "What is this, some kind of video game thing?" "I don't understand this" over and over and over.

Oh, me too. I really, really wanted to hear exactly how they explained this to Grandma.

cute, though.
posted by EmpressCallipygos at 11:44 AM on August 3, 2009


Those are some very patient friends.

I think we all need friends who are willing to do this kind of thing for you.

And this is going to be so hard to explain to their children. "It was about this video game we played, where you rolled around and picked things up on this giant ball and...never mind..." Like if you'd had a Galaga-themed wedding back in 1982.
posted by This Guy at 11:45 AM on August 3, 2009 [4 favorites]


The headgear is the dorkiest thing ever: it's very sweet. But the whole day -- from the backyard venue, to the carefully chosen non-Wedding Industry clothes, to the theme -- is sweet and humane and unique to the couple.

Grandma looks bemused, and I notice that none of the Groom's family are wearing the hats ("We're not wearing those!" said the black people)

This ranks pretty high on the Best Geek Wedding Ever scale. Although I shudder to think how they'll explain this to the kids. :)
posted by jrochest at 11:49 AM on August 3, 2009


When I did the DVD of my wedding video I used the Katamari Damacy Overture as the audio for a menu. The background image was a big round table with place settings, so it seemed appropriate. It's almost an easter egg, since you'd have had to play the game in order to recognize the music, otherwise it just sounds like nice, slow piano music.
posted by jeffkramer at 11:52 AM on August 3, 2009


Oh man, I love theme weddings. Weddings that make up their own rules usually do a good job capturing who the bride and groom really are as a couple.

Still, I have to draw the line at making the bridal party wear or do anything that would make them feel uncomfortable. The bride and groom are free to wear whatever they want, but the bridesmaids and groomsmen don't really have any say. It's cool to get married as Fred and Wilma, but it's not cool to force the best man to dress up as Barney. The people in the bridal party aren't just window dressing and it's important that their comfort is given consideration.

Of course, I feel the same way about ugly or skanky bridesmaid dresses.

But what do I know, really? Maybe the entire bridal party loves Katamari and were super excited about wearing the head pieces. If so, mazel tov!
posted by Alison at 11:54 AM on August 3, 2009


The very last shot is priceless.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 11:56 AM on August 3, 2009


A friend once told me, "I played KD once. Unfortunately, it was once for about 6 days straight. I had bought a used PS2 on CL and it came with the game. I put it in, played, and didn't stop. My life was passing me by. I finished the game and sold the unit all within a week and every once in a while I crave it, which is a good reason not to have it around the house."

Me, I wish it was available for the iPhone.
posted by You Should See the Other Guy at 11:57 AM on August 3, 2009 [6 favorites]


Is this on purpose? Like, for a documentary?
posted by uandt at 11:59 AM on August 3, 2009


That is surprisingly tasteful for what it is.

This was not as tasteful, but is cool in it's own way.
posted by empath at 12:18 PM on August 3, 2009


> Me, I wish it was available for the iPhone.

hmmmmm?
posted by ardgedee at 12:21 PM on August 3, 2009


Watch until the very end. The wedding party ends up in the swimming pool. Fantastic. I wish these people joy forever.
posted by ColdChef at 12:37 PM on August 3, 2009


Good for them - I think everyone who wants to get married should be able to do so in any costumes they want. Hurray!
posted by Joey Michaels at 1:43 PM on August 3, 2009


Watch until the very end. The wedding party ends up in the swimming pool.

Thanks for the spoiler warning, Captain Ruin-All-The-Fun.

(I was hoping they'd at least end up in a ball at some point. SPOILER: ..... they don't)
posted by filthy light thief at 1:49 PM on August 3, 2009


It bothers me more than I care to admit that several of the head-knob-thingies, including the bride's, are distinctly not in a straight line. This is what dress rehearsals are for, people!
posted by The Tensor at 2:35 PM on August 3, 2009


I want to steal that outfit tat the girl in the blue tights is wearing.
posted by piratebowling at 2:48 PM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Hmm, this seemed to go a lot more smoothly than my Mortal Kombat-themed wedding.

"You may now decapitate the bride."
posted by Rangeboy at 2:51 PM on August 3, 2009


"(I was hoping they'd at least end up in a ball at some point. SPOILER: ..... they don't)"

Well, they do, but the photog posted those in the NSFW section.
posted by Xoebe at 3:22 PM on August 3, 2009


Context, for anyone baffled.
posted by DarlingBri at 3:27 PM on August 3, 2009


Love, love! Everyone looks so joyful, and so sweet. What an awesome-looking wedding. Mazel tov!
posted by kalimac at 3:47 PM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Did grandma-in-the-wheelchair wave her arms around all shouty like the old women in the game do when you roll them up?
posted by Nelson at 4:39 PM on August 3, 2009 [4 favorites]


This is so adorkable.
posted by Phire at 5:32 PM on August 3, 2009


‘Well, see, we're going to have the procession start from the top of this hill. I'm thinking the bride should probably start rolling right about here…’
posted by koeselitz at 5:50 PM on August 3, 2009


Context, for anyone baffled.

Oh, yeah. That clears things up.
posted by horsemuth at 5:55 PM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


But I liked it anyway, even though I didn't understand it. Sometimes watching others have such a good time removes the need for complete understanding.
posted by horsemuth at 5:57 PM on August 3, 2009 [2 favorites]


Rangeboy: Hmm, this seemed to go a lot more smoothly than my Mortal Kombat-themed wedding.

"You may now decapitate the bride."


No, no, no. What you should have had the officiant say is:

FINISH HER!
posted by koeselitz at 5:58 PM on August 3, 2009


amethysts: I could imagine the running commentary, "What is that on your head?" "Why aren't you wearing white" "Why isn't he wearing a nice suit" "What is this, some kind of video game thing?" "I don't understand this" over and over and over. Give the family members some props too for being indulgent.

Frankly, remembering my wedding (which was better than most, I must say) I feel like maybe this kind of thing should be mandatory; like, it should be required that the families be forced to wear or do something completely ridiculous and strange as a sign that they will submit to whatever the couple agrees to.

For a long time I've had this idea: at weddings, the only people allowed to wear clothes should be the people getting married. Everybody else has to walk around naked, flustered, and dealing with whatever weird feelings this inspires in them. That way, the only people who can have any self-respect when they walk away from it are the bride and groom. True, that's the opposite of how it usually happens, but it's how it should happen.
posted by koeselitz at 6:02 PM on August 3, 2009


Wedding Registry
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Whatever We Feel Like Picking Up
posted by rokusan at 8:25 PM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


For a long time I've had this idea: at weddings, the only people allowed to wear clothes should be the people getting married.

You've very nearly described a Betazoid wedding.
posted by Strange Interlude at 8:33 PM on August 3, 2009 [1 favorite]


Aw... I love this.

Katamari is one of my favorite games - even though I get incredibly nauseous and have terrible migraines every time I play it.

*Where is that game....*
posted by Kimothy at 9:54 PM on August 3, 2009


Very nice; couple, theme, guests all nice.
posted by asok at 2:11 AM on August 4, 2009


I would so take a wedding like this over a Beautiful Brides-type affair. Though I have no idea what our theme would be - Carcassone? At least I'd get to wear a green dress.
posted by mippy at 5:49 AM on August 4, 2009


pretty fucking stupid if you ask me.
posted by monkeyJuice at 6:44 AM on August 4, 2009


That's adorable! What a lovely day. Good for them.
posted by alasdair at 7:05 AM on August 4, 2009


Those crazy kids might just have a chance in this mixed up world.

Really should have slapped a Just Married sticker to a Zorb for the getaway, though.
posted by Skwirl at 7:40 AM on August 4, 2009


pretty fucking stupid if you ask me.

Phew! Good thing we didn't, then.

Me, I was just waiting for the cake topper to fall off the wedding cake, stick to some silverware, and then tumble underneath the table out of site... until a rumbling comes from the parking lot, and a giant sedan-encrusted katamari bowls into view, plunging into the crowd and covering itself with a sheet of flailing limbs and surprised "WAAAAAAAGHK!" noises.
posted by FatherDagon at 12:03 PM on August 4, 2009 [4 favorites]


site sight argh
posted by FatherDagon at 12:04 PM on August 4, 2009


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