When I first Skyped with Theresa and Miles, they told me that they had a couple swords, and they wanted to use them in the wedding pictures. Right then, I knew that their wedding was going to be a blast.

They were married on a beautiful October day, at Mimslyn Inn in Luray, Virginia at an outdoor ceremony surrounded by family and friends.

Fast forward a couple months, and the picture with Theresa and Miles battling their bridesmaids and groomsmen with swords went viral. After I posted the picture on imgur, it eventually made its way to 9gag, The Chive, Break.com, and UNILAD’s Facebook page, where it was shared almost 17,000 times and gained close to 400,000 likes. It’s also been shared extensively by Finnish media, so I think it’s safe to say Theresa and Miles are now a big deal in Finland.

But Theresa and Miles’ wedding was so much more than that one viral picture. I have never seen a bride as transformed as Theresa was on her wedding day–she was practically incandescent. And Miles’ amazing Ron Swanson mustache and complementary sense of humor deserves a mention of their own. Theresa and Miles are one of the most fun, nerdy, awesome couples I know and they had one of the most fun, nerdy, awesome weddings I’ve had the privilege of being a part of.