When Trekkies Wed: a Star Trek-themed ceremony, vows, and officiant dressed as Q #Wedding Porn#geeky weddings#star trek#tv#video#vow examples Updated Mar 15 2021 (Posted Oct 21 2013) Stephanie Kaloi Photo by Mike Sanabia. Seattle-based officiant Elaine Way was contacted by our Trekkie couple of the day (John and Becky) and asked if she would dress in full character for their ceremony. The character they had in mind was none other than Q, aka John DeLancie's omnipotent and playfully meddlesome character from Next Generation. Says Elaine: I was contacted by Becky and John and asked if I would be their officiant. They explained that their theme was "sci-fi" and they wanted me to dress as "Q" from Star Trek the Next Generation. Natch, I said yes. I hired a professional make-up artist from MAC and transformed myself into "Q." I watched videos of Star Trek the Next Generation while having my make-up done so I could get in character. It was a blast and I would do it all over again if asked. Since Becky and John are full-blown Trekkies, we also have the entire ceremony AND a wedding video after the jump: Processional Wedding Party and groom enter with harp music playing something Star Trekky Bridal Song: Harp playing Prelude from Final Fantasy, bride entering ———— Stand Mortals! We call ourselves the Q! I welcome all to witness the marriage of these two humans, John Hohengarten and Becky Flees. The Q continuum has become quite interested in the ridiculous tradition of marriage and I have come to officiate this primitive human ceremony. Though it may be tedious, I ask you to refrain from leaving or falling asleep. Related Post 16 free geeky fonts for your super, sci-fi, timey-wimey nerdy wedding invitations We've compiled collections of free fonts for your sweet and romantic wedding invitations and for your gothically delicious horror and Halloween wedding invitations. But today... Read more Reflections on the couple In studying the institution of marriage, the Q have studied this couple — in particular — John and Becky. These two met on your primitive communication matrix you call the internet. They were bonded by their love of video games and all things geeky and nerdy, as well as their love for one another. Early on, they knew they would be spending the rest of their lives together. They serve as a prime example of What you humans call love and commitment, which is why the Q have chosen them. Reflections on marriage As the Q have studied the tradition of marriage, we have learned much about how humans live with one another; and frankly, I find it disturbing. So much sharing and co-dependence. Why would you agree to such a thing? To Becky and John: Don't you realize you'll be sharing each other's space, eating the same food and breathing the same air? Forever? Does that not… repulse you? Becky and John: Us — no. Well, if you are quite sure — then it is time to state your vows and sign away your freedom. If you must… please step forward and take each other's hands. Vows Now then, mon capitan, Does your heart beat only for this woman? Groom: "Yes" Officiant: And will you swear to join with her and stand with her against All who would oppose you? Groom: "I swear, make it so" Ma Cherie, Does your heart beat only for this man? Bride: "Yes" And will you swear to join with him and stand with him against All who would oppose you? Bride: "I swear" And don't you have something to give each other? Which of you mortals has the rings? If you must — you may now exchange your rings. Rings John : Take this ring as a token of my undying love and affection. I promise to share everything with you, which is including, but not limited to, my video games, DVDs and board games. I promise to care for you when you are sick and be by your side through any challenge. Becky: Take this ring as a token of my undying love and affection. I promise to share everything with you, which is including, but not limited to, my video games, dvds and board games. I promise to care for you when you are sick and be by your side through any challenge. May the odds be ever in your favor and may you live long and prosper. Kiss Officiant: You two mortals may kiss one another (yawn)… if you wish. (kiss) You are out of order! Presentation On behalf of the Q continuum, you are now condemned to make the best of your miserable and savage lives together as husband and wife. Announcements Please stay for Earth delicacies known as "cheeseburgers" and "potato salad" and more. Recessional: Princess Bride theme And if that's not enough, you can see the entire ceremony in this video by Christopher Oh: Vendors! Officiant: Elaine Way Photographer: Mike Sanabia Video: Christopher Oh Harpist: Alishia Joubert Stephanie Kaloi I was the editor of the now-defunct Offbeat Families, and owner/photographer at Stephanie Kaloi Photography in Portland, OR. PREVIOUS Natalie & Mark's stress-free wedding in the Australian heat NEXT How postponing my wedding saved my marriage Show/Hide comments [ 11 ] Oh my god Q, that's amazing. Reply HIGH FIVE, excellent comment. Reply I respect how people self-identify and use their deity of choice when taking the name of the Lord in vain! …..that sounded better in my head. Reply HA! Love that. Reply What a great officiant. Reply Holy crap! That is effing epic. Reply I can't believe how wonderful this is! How impossibly fun…and what a catch to find an officiant that not only was ready to adorn themselves appropriately and able to pull off a Q perspective! And the Harpists arrangement! So happy and upbeat! Reply Ms. Way – you have now been added to my list of Reasons I Think I Want To Move To Seattle. Fantastic job!! Reply Laura, I can give you about a b'zillion more reasons to move to Seattle, if you like. I am a native and I have been here almost my entire life. I can't tell you the number of people who have come to Seattle just to get married. It's pretty awesome. Thanks for the complement on the "Q" performance…eh, wedding Reply Aw! I shed a tear for those vows and the ending. Fantastic ceremony. Reply SO COOL! 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. 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