hen May the 4th falls on a weekend, you know there will be some choice Star Wars-influenced weddings to be seen. But Tiffany and Kyle’s epic Star Wars wedding takes the Wookiee cookies. From dancing storm troopers to a Darth Vader ceremony cameo to original Star Wars artwork by the bride to the TIE Fighter cake, it was a galactic celebration the likes of which Endor and Naboo had never seen.
We wanted a forest-themed wedding because of our shared love of nature and the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains in which we live. We also wanted to focus on our friends, family, and community. We sought out vendors we knew, the caterer used produce from the farm where Adrienne volunteers. The favors (goat’s milk soap) and the flowers both came from vendors at our farmer's market.
The night was still young, and the rain was nowhere near stopping. By the time the couple was introduced for their first dance. The dance floor had turned into one big slip and slide, but Alex and Keith made the best of it. They spun, and fell, and got back up. They laughed, and laughed some more…
Ashley channeled a bohemian goddess from head to gold-toe Doc Martens, and Dave rocked his tux with his signature fully ringed fingers. The ceremony was performed by a family friend, surrounded by a small group of family and friends in the stunning atrium. Both Ashley and Dave are coffee enthusiasts so for their cocktail hour they had a coffee bar by Caffe Amouri.
Their vegan wedding dinner was Irish breakfast-themed catered by DC Vegan. At the end, they were sent off by a cascade of bubbles. You’ve got to see this one…
We wanted an outdoorsy, Game of Thrones meets Burning Man meets Asian customs wedding. It opened with a "Red Army" parade: a parade of our closest friends with banners, drums, bubbles, and flowers! The groom, Nick, also read family vows to my daughter. We had 300 pounds of meat (because we both love food), belly dancers, live music, fire performers, and a bounce house!
The theme to our wedding was modern, Tuscan black tie. We had champagne taste on a beer and butter budget. We splurged on the picture perfect venue and catering, but everything else you see was DIY. I hand crafted everything from flowers to centerpieces and signs to decor. They say every wedding has at least one planning nightmare. Mine happened to be the biggest nightmare for me ever. The store I purchased my dress from went BANKRUPT and closed its doors just eight weeks before my wedding!