Chris Hardwick broke the mold for nerd culture with this Star Wars in-joke #Features#celebrity#geeky weddings#mullet dress#pink dress#star wars Posted Aug 30 2016 Catherine Clark bijouxandbits Photos by: Lara Porzak Photo by Lara Porzak | Via Nerdist Related Post Meet the R2-D2 trashcan/card box Check out Tribesmaid Mofiggy's R2-D2 card box that her future husband made for their "Star Wars Masquerade Ball-themed" wedding. Star Wars wedding nerds, this IS... Read more Geeks like myself mourn the loss of geek king Chris Hardwick's singlehood, but we can be appeased by this awesomely nerdy detail from his and wife Lydia Hearst's ceremony that he shared on his social media outlets. Chris' favorite Star Wars droid, R5-D4, totally had a big role in his ceremony. Chris attempted to get Mark Hamill to reprise his role in R5-D4's life, but barring that, it was still rad as hell. Here's how it all went down… One of my favorite wedding photos which is running in @harpersbazaarus. R5-D4 has long been my favorite droid. I wrote a @wired article about it a few years back, but it has something to do with the fact that he’s the “Almost Famous” of astromechs. He gets chosen by Uncle Owen & Luke FIRST, then chokes and breaks down paving the way for R2-D2. Naturally I had to make Ol’ Red the ring bearer. I contacted a droid builder I know, Lord Hotwing, and set it up. R5 was to come down the aisle with the rings TWO THIRDS of the way and break down. Now, I crafted a long rambling email to @hamillhimself inviting him to the wedding and asking him to come out at hat point and mention the units “bad motivator” while drop wrong the rings. I apologized profusely for even making such a request and completely understood when he didn’t get back to me. My backup plan was to have a group of Jawas immediately spill out and argue with me while trying to take the rings. It worked beautifully! So beautifully, in fact, that he NY Daily News adorably reported it as a hiccup in the ceremony… oh the normies trying to decipher nerd culture (smug giggle to self). In any case, Red was a hit and even cleaned up real nice! By that I mean he out a bow tie on. He’s still pretty filthy. I think he may have also gotten hammered on some WD40 he snuck in and nailed the photo booth. #hearstwick #wedding photo by @laraporzak (at The Langham Huntington, Pasadena) Also, did you see Lydia's ombre dress?! Be still my heart. More celebrity offbeat wedding realness Related Post Dive in to Dick Van Dyke's seafoam circus fantasy wedding one of our amazing and talented vendors, Laura of Rebel Belle Weddings sent us this heart-stopping seafoam circus wedding from none other than actor, comedian, producer, writer, singer, dancer, candlestick-maker… Read More Who else is paying attention to the nerd king's nuptials? Just me? I bet not… raise your hands, geeklets! Catherine Clark Catherine Clark loiters at her local library, makes art, watches movies en masse, plays video and tabletop games, poorly cooks healthy things, cuddles with her feline fur babies, and blogs at BijouxandBits.com. @enidjcoleslaw @bijouxandbits @bijouxandbits PREVIOUS An art gallery South Loop wedding with the black wedding gown of our dreams NEXT Ring and a date: How to make your own wedding rings with a pre-wedding getaway Show/Hide comments [ 4 ] I follow him on Instagram and I've been living for his wedding tidbits. So nerdtastic! Also loving the photos of his Japanese honeymoon he's been sharing. He's basically my gold standard for nerd wedding right now! Reply He mentioned his wedding so often on the Nerdist podcast, too. It was really cute how he got so into it. 🙂 Reply Check out Chris Hardwick's wedding ring on Instagram. It is super nerdy and cool! It is made of dinosaur bone, meteorite, and elk antler. It is an awesome ring. Reply Even as a Star Wars fan, I'm not a huge fan of weddings with a big inside joke like that. I'm sure most of their friends got the joke, but it can divide your guest list into "what are we sitting through" vs "lolz, that's so perfectly them" Reply Join the conversation Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Sign me up for your offbeat awesomeness newsletter! 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.