Jessica & Josiah's space-themed breakfast-for-dinner wedding #Real Weddings: Northeast US#breakfast-for-dinner#brides in glasses#converse#gender-blind wedding party#handmade dress#lightsaber#maine#photo booth#plus size#sci-fi#space theme September 13 | Offbeat Editors Photos by: Tom Couture Photos by Tom Couture The Offbeat Bride: Jessica, Film Studies Student Her offbeat partner: Josiah, IT Technician Date and location of wedding: The Frontier Cafe in Brunswick, ME — 06/15/2013 Our offbeat wedding at a glance: We spent $8,000 on our space-themed geek wedding and loved it. I have always been fascinated with space. The Frontier Cafe, where we held both the ceremony and the reception, has a theater, and being a film person, I couldn't resist saying our vows there. We were married under huge NASA photos of galaxies and stars being projected on the big screen. Josiah's best man was a woman, we opened with a music video we recorded ourselves about how love sucks, and our guestbooks were one of Josiah's guitars and one of my drumheads. We also had breakfast for dinner (it's our favorite meal!), our song was about video games ("Mario Kart Love Song" by Sam Hart), and instead of a cake we had donuts! Pre-ceremony video! Tell us about the ceremony: One of the first things we decided about the wedding was that we didn't want an officiant. Josiah was uncomfortable with a third person up there with us, so we were legally hitched at our local credit union before the wedding. We really confused the poor tellers at the bank! I followed my bridesmaids down the aisle alone, as my father had walked my mother down before the video started. As a feminist, I didn't want someone to give me away. My husband and I both read our "statements of commitment," exchanged rings designed by my father, and then my brother stood and proclaimed us married by the power invested in him "by the intergalactic federation." We high-fived, kissed, and walked back down the aisle to take pictures in our photo booth. My favorite moment: Josiah's vows. They made me cry. Which doesn't happen a lot. My wedding dress was incredibly meaningful too since my mom made it by hand! Our sci-fi themed photo booth was also fun. Instead of an actual booth, we had a whole corner where everyone could go and pose for pictures. It was a great way for different people to mingle. I love the photos of my coworkers, mom, and nieces as well as my aunt, Josiah's mom, and one of my bridesmaids fighting with lightsabers! My niece Genevieve's sixth birthday was the day after our wedding, so we presented her with a special pink donut and made the whole wedding sing her "Happy Birthday." My funniest moment: The ceremony began with a music video Josiah and I made. He's a musician, and I can play the drums a little, so we made a cover of Reel Big Fish's "Suckers." The lyrics are all about the horrors of falling out of love and the chorus is "This one's for all the suckers who still believe in love." Josiah and I then dedicated our wedding to those very same suckers. As the video was playing in the theater, my bridesmaids and I were outside nervously waiting to walk down the aisle. The video was four minutes long so we were wondering what we could do. "Shots!" I yelled, and the bartender next to us happily obliged. It was a great, unplanned bonding experience with my ladies. Plus, it helped get us all down that aisle. What was the most important lesson you learned from your wedding? Be true to yourself and your wants. I learned that my happiness (and that of my partner's) is the most important thing, and that everyone else needs to be in charge of their own happiness. Care to share a few vendor/shopping links? Photography: Tom Couture Bride's shoes: Steve Madden and Converse Groom's custom suit: Indochino Groom's shoes: vegetarian Kenneth Cole Venue: The Frontier Cafe Enough talk — show me the wedding porn! allowFullScreen="true" flashvars="offsite=true&lang=en-us&page_show_url=photos%2F99267085%40N04%2Fshow%2F&page_show_back_url=photos%2F99267085%40N04%2Fshow%2F&set_id=99267085@N04&jump_to=" width="800" height="500"> Reporter Name * Reporter Email * Original text Enter the original text here. Edited text* Enter your suggested copyedit here. Notes You can add a note for the editor here. * Required information. Fix Typo PREVIOUS Grooms getting ready are just as gorgeous as brides NEXT Line your aisle with big ol' balloons Toggle comments [ 13 ] I sooo wish we were doing breakfast for dinner, we love breakfast!!! Loved your wedding, congratulations! 2 agree Reply I totally wish there'd been pics that included those big space pics above you! Because wowzer that sounds amazing 1 agrees Reply Thanks! The NASA photos were amazing, but really difficult to photograph! We only have a handful. 0 agree Reply The credit union!?! I wish I could have been a fly on that wall. Looks like you all had a fantastic time 0 agree Reply Please oh please tell me how you got such great lighting in your not actual photo booth photo booth? 0 agree Reply Looks like a ring flash to me! 0 agree Reply Le sigh…I do love a ring flash… 0 agree Reply Not sure. You'll have to ask our photographer Tom Couture!! But I think it was a ring flash like Ariel said. 0 agree Reply The credit union part made me LOL. Those pancakes on a stick are AWESOME. I bet Genevieve loved feeling special on your wedding day 0 agree Reply Stunning set up – picture perfect 0 agree Reply I love that you guys did a homemade vanilla extract favor! I was thinking about doing the same thing until I started calculating the possible cost. Beautiful wedding! 0 agree Reply Thanks! It actually was a lot cheaper than other favors we were thinking about. We got bottom shelf vodka, bulk vanilla beans on amazon, bulk bottles and then I printed out our labels ourselves! If you buy vanilla beans at the grocery store they're like $7 for one bean, but amazon has much better deals! 0 agree Reply Your wedding looks lovely and happy and wonderful! Congrats! 0 agree Reply Join the conversation Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Comment Notify me of follow-up comments by email. No-drama comment policy Part of what makes the Offbeat Empire different is our commitment to civil, constructive commenting. Make sure you're familiar with our no-drama comment policy. Biz owners & wedding bloggers Please just use your real name in your comment, not your business name or blog title. Our comments are not the place to pimp your website. If you want to promote your stuff on Offbeat Bride, join us as an advertiser instead.