Photos: Almasy Photo, Atlanta
Lisa & Jason in Atlanta, GA
A mutual love of video games and animation brought Lisa and Jason together. After Lisa met a group of fellow video game lovers at an animation convention in Atlanta, she went online and started chatting with them on message boards. Over time she became online friends with a fellow video gamer, Jason. When he decided to move to Atlanta from Wisconsin, he looked up Lisa and they met at Dave and Busters for some food, fun and of course, video games (he smoked her in Battle Tech!).
The Bride Lisa Kessler, 30, accounts payable manager and freelance artist
The Groom Jason Oestreicher, 31, programmer
The Date October 27
Two years later he planned an Easter Sunday proposal with a surprise for Lisa in her Easter basket. As she dug through the various eggs and candies -- Jason got on one knee and surprised her with a ring. Inspired by their love of video games and animation, Lisa put her artistic skills to work to create a perfect fall wedding complete with an art nouveau monogram theme and comic-style programs.
- Tia Albright