May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

Updated Jun 10 2020
 
Photos by: Hope Taylor Photography
May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars meets Star Trek wedding
Photos by Hope Taylor Photography

The Offbeat Bride: Sarah, Associate Youth Director

Her offbeat partner: Austin, Paralegal

Date and location of wedding: Rock Hill, Stafford VA — May 17, 2015

Our offbeat wedding at a glance:

Austin and I are nerds so we had a Star Wars/Star Trek-themed wedding. Think fifth grade birthday party mixed with elegant wedding. The result was colorful and fun (and classy). We tried to infuse as much of our personality as possible and it was awesome.

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars meets Star Trek wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

Tell us about the ceremony:

We used the musical themes from Star Wars and Star Trek during our ceremony and all of our flowers were paper bouquets mixed with live greenery. It was a beautiful colorful combo without all the cost! The groomsmen had silver Star Trek insignia pins on their boutonnieres while Austin had a Star Wars tie. The program had a lot of nerdy puns and there was a Star Trek poem to go along with the waving wands.

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars wedding

Tell us about your reception:

Lots of dancing! Our families and friends are awesome and such a blast. It was amazing to have all the people we love with us genuinely happy and warm. It was definitely a party. They even got crazy with some lightsabers during the dancing. Our wedding toppers were bobble head Princess Leia and Captain Kirk and the cupcakes had lightsabers or Star Trek insignias on them.

We had star garlands wrapped around the decor and our tables were named after favorite characters and ships in the movies.

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars meets Star Trek wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars meets Star Trek wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars meets Star Trek wedding

What was your most important lesson learned?

I think our biggest challenge was wanting to do a special theme, but only finding cheesy birthday party ideas. (Hint: check here!) We had to figure out how to translate our nerdy personality into a beautiful classy affair (and on a small budget). We got pretty creative and did most of the work ourselves.

I think a huge part of the success of our wedding is all the love and help we received from our families and friends and we didn't compromise on our idea just to make it easy. It worked out perfectly!

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars meets Star Trek wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars meets Star Trek wedding

May the Fourth be with this Star Trek meets Star Wars meets Star Trek wedding

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  1. I LOVE this wedding so much. You pulled off those bright colors amazingly well! Looks like a super fun time!

    • Thank you! I'm so glad you said that because the color was the biggest challenge for us! I LOVE bright colors, but was afraid of it being cheesy. We made the invites first and selected the colors there. Strangely, it was hard to find matching paper and ribbons to go along with it. Fortunately, my mother is some sort of internet research wizard.

  2. I love this! It really did come off so classy and unique. My fiance and I are starting to plan our own Star Wars themed wedding. Where did you get your lightsabers?

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