A pair of die-hard Halo fans who met through the game have been declared "Teammates for Life" in a Halo-themed wedding that was officiated by none other than Master Chief Petty Officer John-117.
The lead-up to the wedding between Desirai "SickNdehed" Labrada and John "psychovandal" Henry was documented at "A Match Made in Halo," which featured everything from screen shots and bios to videos, news updates and links to press articles about the upcoming nuptials. MTV Multiplayer has also been tracking the event, and Stephen Totilo traveled to the Otronicon science and gaming convention, where the wedding took place, to snap some pictures and shoot some video.
The bride entered to the Halo 3 theme with the Halo logo on her dress sleeves, while the groom wore a Halo-emblazoned tie. The ceremony took place in front of a recreation of the "Ivory Tower" Halo map, and was performed by the Master Chief himself, who declared the pair "teammates for life." Microsoft got in on the act earlier this month, donating a gift box full of Halo stuff, and even the wedding favors were shaped to look like plasma grenades.
Theme weddings can be fun, but I'm not sure I'd have the nerve to go through with one myself. I don't know if I have the depth of commitment to any of my nerdish hobbies to expose them, and myself, so completely to the world at large. On top of that, I can't imagine my girlfriend ever agreeing to it; I have enough trouble getting her to dress up like Xana in private.
Videos of the wedding will be posted January 26, but in the meantime you can get a preview of the event, and catch a glimpse of special guest Mr. Destructoid, via YouTube.