25 April, 2014

OrderedChaos Wedding

So right about now, my bride-to-be is walking down the aisle (thank you, WordPress, for providing the option to time-delay posts). Despite claims to the contrary by both Pucks & Gus, nobody will be live-blogging as there’s no wireless Internet connection at the wedding site.
My fiancee — wife, in a few minutes — is a big Elvis Presley fan. I dabble in Photoshop and, as you might have noticed, kinda like hockey. Here, then, are the images we’ve made for each table instead of using traditional table numbers. Each person’s seating card says things like “Roughing” or “High Sticking” to indicate where to sit rather than a number. Yes, we’re both geeks in our own ways . . . part of the reason I love her so. A sampling of the images is below.
I’ll return in a couple weeks. In the meantime, may your shots be true, your skating swift, and your hits heavy.
Elvis - Hooking Elvis - Charging
Elvis - Spearing Elvis - Roughing
Elvis - Boarding Elvis - Cross Checking
Elvis - High Sticking


  1. Gustafsson wrote:

    Wireless internet connection? NO
    Internet Capable Cell Phone? YES! ;-)
    Perhaps we’ll live blog the first kiss!

    30 October, 2007 at 2:12 am | Permalink
  2. VT Caps Fan wrote:

    awesome stuff man. Congrats to you and the MRS. Wish you all the best.
    And that is the most original table names I’ve ever seen. well done.

    3 November, 2007 at 11:11 pm | Permalink
  3. BE wrote:


    4 November, 2007 at 12:03 am | Permalink
  4. Oh, very nice. Wish I had been that inspired for my wedding!

    4 November, 2007 at 4:47 pm | Permalink
  5. Congratulations!
    This got me thinking: has there ever been an NHL player named Elvis? The closest I can think of is Jarome Iginla, as one of his middle names is “Elvis” (after his father).

    5 November, 2007 at 1:36 am | Permalink
  6. Teebz wrote:

    Congrats, man! That’s awesome news!

    5 November, 2007 at 3:35 am | Permalink
  7. MulletMan wrote:

    Congrats. May you have many winning seasons together.

    5 November, 2007 at 4:29 am | Permalink
  8. fishbait wrote:

    As one of the guests in attendance, I am grateful to the hosts that I was not at the table that could have led people to accuse me of “hooking”

    5 November, 2007 at 9:51 pm | Permalink
  9. OrderedChaos wrote:

    Thanks for the kudos all!
    Lucas, fun question. No NHLer ever had “Elvis” as a first name. There was a player named Elvis “Slim” Holdaway in 1938 on the Yorkton Terriers, and a few Elvises (Elvii?) in the German and Swiss leagues, but no NHL players.

    6 November, 2007 at 1:30 am | Permalink
  10. garno wrote:

    Absolutely outstanding. Including all different periods was a very nice touch.

    14 November, 2007 at 3:25 am | Permalink
  11. Lauren wrote:

    As a wedding planner and hockey fanatic, I must say:
    Awesome-est thing ever. :-)

    17 November, 2007 at 2:13 am | Permalink
  12. Jan wrote:

    “Slim” Holdaway was really Melville Holdaway, who played for the Flin Flon Bombers. Elvis Holdaway was his brother, who played for Yorkton.
    They were my uncles, and both from Brandon Manitoba.

    21 November, 2007 at 3:06 am | Permalink