One With the Force: An Out-of-this-World Star Wars-Themed Wedding

Star Wars-themed wedding with stormtroopers

You are not ready for this totally transporting Star Wars-themed wedding! Addie + James DIY’d a majority of their imperial’ décor for the wedding—including a Rebel Alliance ceremony backdrop you’ve got to see. They contacted the 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization operated by fans, and had Stormtroopers, Ewoks, and other colorful characters join the epic celebration. The couple even created surprise posters of the bridal party’s faces superimposed onto Star Wars characters! The Orlando Science Center provided the perfect setting for galactic fun and elegant features for a wedding that was truly out of this world.

Addie tells us: James and I met in the most unexpected of ways. I decided to try out E-Harmony for the first time in my life, took the test, and matched up with only 5 people in the state of Florida. James instantly messaged me and said, “E-Harmony thinks we’re a 100% perfect match, want to see if that’s true?” And sparks flew! From there, our love story blossomed!

Alright, recruits, the galaxy awaits…let’s check out these photos by Nick and Lauren Photography!

Mandalorian Meets Rebel Princess

Star Wars wedding InvitationAddie shares a bit more about the inspiration behind the day: We are a fun, nerdy, and creative couple and decided to build a Star Wars-themed wedding day around our passions. The first thing we did was create our symbol. I’m a rebel and a princess and James is a bounty hunter and a scoundrel. So we decided to make a symbol composed of both Mandalorian and Rebel.

We used it on our save-the-dates and invitations (we even created a wax seal). Ultimately, the symbol helped us tie everything together.

The Training Jedi (AKA the Wedding Party)

Mandalorian groomsmenJames cosplays Boba Fett, so A+J decided to make him a major character in the wedding! They designed his suit and had it custom-made to tie in with the whole theme.

light saber groomsmen

bridesmaids in black tulle skirts

airplant bouquet with Star Wars details

light saber bridesmaidsFor my bridesmaid dresses, I wanted my girls to feel like themselves, but still match. So I told them to pick out any black sequin dress that made them feel sexy and comfortable, then I ordered matching black tulle skirts to go on top. We altered them a little by adding a sash and an open slit. The idea was: since I had an outfit change, they should too. After the ceremony, they could shed the long skirt and have a dress fit for dancing.

The Rebel Alliance Backdrop

Star Wars wedding backdrop DIYYup, that’s the Rebel Alliance backdrop they designed together, complete with florals!

Obi-Wan officiant Star Wars weddingBecause what else would the officiant wear to a Star Wars-themed wedding?

Star Wars-themed wedding ceremony

Star Wars-themed wedding ceremony

Star Wars-themed wedding

Star Wars groomsmen

Star Wars bride and groom

Our Favorite Memory From The Wedding

Despite sounding cliché, the most memorable moment of our wedding was the ceremony. We were both a little frantic trying to get everything finished for the big day, and we hadn’t seen each other. So, when I got to walk down the aisle to James, to the song he sung to me at our proposal and being surrounded by the ones who love us, it was magical. The rest of the night went by in such a blur, but that moment will replay in slow motion forever.

Star Wars bride and groom

Star Wars wedding party with lightsabers

Our Musical Choices

Processional: Angel by Jack Johnson

Recessional: Music by Ace Winn

First Dance: True Colors the Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick Version (from Trolls)

Star Wars wedding party with lightsabersAddie’s shimmering gown is by none other than Inbal Dror.

A Joining of Forces (AKA The Newlyweds)

Mandalorian groom Princess Leia brideThis shot = INCREDIBLE

Mandalorian groom Princess Leia bride

Mandalorian groom Princess Leia brideI designed the garter to be a pun on Boba Fett’s bounty, and we custom painted a helmet for his entrance. It was a lot of fun searching and planning fun little surprises around the wedding.

Mandalorian wedding groom

bride and groom with lightsabers

Star Wars-themed wedding bride and groom lightsabersHere’s Addie’s expert advice for brides planning a themed wedding: Don’t be afraid to go all in and have fun with the way you have your wedding. Incorporating your favorite binge-worthy TV show or novel is a wonderful way to add a unique touch of personality to your wedding. Details are key and providing the right atmosphere really allows your guests to immerse themselves in that world. You have to believe in it to make it real. And remember to have fun with it! Breathe life into the idea, and watch it morph into something magical.

A Star Wars-Themed Wedding Reception

Star Wars wedding postersImagine you’re part of the bridal party seeing these for the first time…can you picture the reactions?! Soooo good!

Star Wars wedding posters

Star Wars-themed wedding receptionIt was all about black, copper, and silvery details for this rooftop reception.

Star Wars-themed wedding DIY centerpieces

Star Wars-themed wedding DIY centerpiecesYou bet that each table had a unique centerpiece!

Star Wars-themed wedding DIY centerpieces

Star Wars-themed wedding DIY centerpieces

Star Wars wedding reception

Star Wars-themed wedding guestsOh, you know, just casually hanging out with stormtroopers at a wedding!

Star Wars-themed wedding guest book

Our Advice To Those Planning Now

The advice that I would give to those planning now would be to just go for it! We chose a theme and went full throttle. We had aspects of Star Wars everywhere. Which in turn, ignited passion in our florists, the cake designer, our photographers and every other person involved in making our day so perfect because we were so passionate about it ourselves. Ultimately the wedding is to celebrate love. Love for each other, love of your common interests, and love of your friends and family. So just surround yourself with the things that you love, and it will be amazing!

colorful wedding cocktails

galaxy wedding cakeSweet Flours Bakery crafted this delight that would even make a Sith proud.

Star Wars-themed wedding lightsaber sendoff

The force is strong with these two… and yes, she did finish off the day wearing a star-covered dress—wouldn’t you?!

From out-of-this-world fashion to galactic cakes, find all our favorite Star Wars-themed wedding ideas right here!

photography: Nick and Lauren Photography // venue name: Orlando Science Center, Orlando, Florida, USA // planning: Sincerely Yours Wedding and Events // florals: Orlando Flower Market // wedding dress: Inbal Dror // catering: Sonny's BBQ // cake: Sweet Flours Bakery // desserts: Sweet Flours Bakery // linen rentals: Over the Top INC. // specialty rentals: bar decor from Event Source Solutions