A shared feeling of tremendous victory over a taxing 18-month separation while they pursued their career goals became the inspiration for the superhero-themed wedding of Megan Harrod and Thomas Suszynski. Embodying the themes and aesthetics loved by them both, the never-say-die idiom of superheroes influenced everything about the wedding, which was captured in a series of lovely portraits and published on the bride's Etsy blog. You can check some of them out below.

The idea came to Megan and Thomas in a kitschy retro diner that invoked the classic Marvel Comics of their childhoods, and the couple was off designing their own superhero wedding.

S-U-P-E-R-H-E-R-O-E-S. Like the larger-than-life-muscles-galore figures who graced the pages of our Marvel comic books when we were kids. They conquered the world and the many challenges life threw in their direction; much like Tom and me. An ocean and 4,000 miles separated us for 18 months as I pursued my dream to live and work overseas in Prague, Czech Republic and Tom continued to work on his dream as an MD/PhD student tracking towards a career in transplant surgery in Minneapolis. Worlds apart, but connected by the fervor of young lovers sharing hundreds of love letters, we made a commitment to conquer the world as one. So as we began to plan our wedding, the theme happened upon us naturally.

The invitations featured superhero artwork, as did the guests' table markers. Of course, the couple and wedding party were festively masked, and the officiator (the bride's brother) reportedly weaved superhero themes of strengths and weakness into his ceremonial message.

From the look of things, this was a party we're sorry we missed. Belated super-congratulations to the happy couple from all of us at ComicsAlliance!

For more about the wedding planning, design and all its Etsy-infused glory, head over to Megan Harrod's Etsy blog.

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