Real Wedding: A Geode Inspired Wedding on Pi Day

Inspired by Pi Day and raw gem and geode details, this real wedding was stylishly rockin’! Sylvia + Matt’s beautiful indie celebration was infused with their personal style plus details inspired by family members. The pie bar and succulents were such unique touches! The bride, Sylvia, shares how their wonderful wedding day came together:

Sylvia + Matt's Geode Inspired Wedding on Pi Day | Sam Spencer Imaging

What was your favorite moment during your wedding?

Sylvia: It really is so hard to pick, because our entire wedding was amazing from start to finish! But I will always remember the smile that my husband, Matt, had on his face throughout the entire ceremony. I thought that I would be nervous (especially since we wrote our own vows!), but seeing his smile made any nervous feelings fade away. I wasn’t able to stop smiling! My uncle, who is an ordained minister, performed the ceremony, and though he tried to keep a straight face, every now and then I would catch him smiling. It truly was the happiest I have ever been!

The gorgeous bridal party | Sam Spencer Imaging

Geode Gemstone Wedding Entrance Sign and Table Centerpieces | Sam Spencer Imaging

Get the Look! Keep your wedding decor fun and modern with geometric white planters. For some added shimmer, tape off the bottoms of the planters at an angle and spray paint the bottoms gold.

The handsome groom and groomsmen | Sam Spencer Imaging

Geode Wedding Invitations | SillySylvieStudios on Etsy | Sam Spencer Imaging

Bridal bouquet with touches of pale pink and succulents | Sam Spencer Imaging

Geode Wedding Signs - He is My Rock, She is My Treasure | Sam Spencer Imaging

Tell us more about the wedding theme you chose and how you incorporated those elements into your décor and favors.

Sylvia: We ran with two themes for our wedding. Soon after we got engaged, we decided that we wanted to be married on Pi Day (3-14-15) and that we wanted to have a pie bar at the wedding. This was a tribute to Matt’s father, who is a high school math teacher. We found our venue, The Rock Barn, pretty quickly, and its name and stone walls inspired me to make “rocks” the décor theme for the wedding, a tribute to my dad whose hobby is collecting gems and minerals. We used a lot of pieces from his collection as table décor, and we used other natural elements, such as geodes, agate slabs, pebbles, and succulents. And of course, we had to have a rock candy themed candy buffet!

Gemstone book and wedding bands in a geode | Sam Spencer Imaging

Geode Gemstone Wedding Rock Candy and Favor Boxes | Sam Spencer Imaging

Get the Look! White and gold geometric boxes filled with candy are perfect wedding favors to give to guests. For a fun treat, Sylvia placed Ring Pops in her favor boxes.

Geode Gemstone Wedding - Succulent | Sam Spencer Imaging

Geode Gemstone Wedding - Pi Pie | Sam Spencer Imaging

A beautiful pie bar setup for Pi Day | Sam Spencer Imaging

Pie / Pi bar wedding buffet table | Sam Spencer Imaging

Geode Gemstone Wedding Pie Bar | Sam Spencer Imaging

Which DIY wedding projects did you love the most?

Sylvia: I had so much fun with a lot of the DIY projects, but my favorite was probably the invitations and programs, which I designed and illustrated myself.

Sylvia Spencer - Geode Wedding Invitations

What’s your advice for other brides?

Sylvia: Make your wedding your own! Have fun with it and don’t be afraid to be a little bit out of the box… it is the details that are distinctly “you” that you and your guests will remember forever!


Photography: Sam Spencer Imaging | Venue: The Rock Barn in Canton, GA | Favors & Decor: Kate Aspen | Bouquets/Corsages: SomeTheme Events | Centerpiece Pie: Crave Pie Studio | Bride’s Dress: Enzoani | Groom’s Jacket: H&M | Groomsmen’s Vests: Men’s Warehouse | Hair: Salon Next Door | Invitations: Silly Sylvie Studios

Congrats to the happy couple!