Obi Wan? No, you’re the one! (Sorry, we couldn’t resist the pun!) Addie, a master of craftsmanship and a highly creative individual, DIYed a majority of the ‘imperial’ décor for the wedding, including the Rebel Alliance symbol built for the ceremony! One of the services they made sure they contacted was the 501st Legion, a worldwide Star Wars costuming organization comprised of and operated by Star Wars fans, and had Stormtroopers, Ewoks, and other colorful characters from the Star Wars universe a part of the epic celebration. The most hilarious part of the day was when the bridal party saw the posters Addie and James had made of their friends, superimposed onto Star Wars characters. The Orlando Science Center provided the perfect combination setting of galactic fun and elegant features to truly make the wedding 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 then on forth… and our love story blossomed!
Alright, recruits, the galaxy awaits… let’s check out these photos by Nick and Lauren Photography!
Addie shares a bit more about the inspiration behind the day: Star Wars, obviously! We are a fun, nerdy, and creative couple and decided to build our day around our passions. The first thing we did was create our symbol. I, of course, am 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, our invites (we even created a wax seal of it) and it ultimately helped us tie everything together.
The Training Jedi (AKA the Wedding Party)
James 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.
For 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, and then I ordered matching black tulle skirts to go on top. We altered them a little by adding a sash, and an open slit. But the idea was since I had an outfit change, so should they. After the ceremony they could shed the long skirt and have a dress fit for dancing.
The Rebel Alliance Backdrop
Yup, that’s the Rebel Alliance backdrop they designed together, complete with florals!
Because what else should the officiant wear to a Star Wars wedding? So awesome!
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.
Processional: Angel by Jack Johnson
Recessional: Music by Ace Winn
First Dance: True Colors the Justin Timberlake and Anna Kendrick Version (from Trolls)
Addie’s shimmering gown is by none other than Inbal Dror.
A Joining of Forces (AKA The Newlyweds)
This shot = INCREDIBLE
I 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.
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 favorite novel is a wonderful way to add a unique touch of personality to your wedding that’s entirely you. Details are key and providing the right atmosphere really allows your guests to immerse themselves in that world and the story you’re wanting to tell. 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.
The Cinematic Reception
Imagine that you’re part of the bridal party and you just saw this for the first time… Can you picture the reactions?! Soooo good!
It was all about black, copper, and silvery details for this rooftop reception, complete with shimmering lights.
You bet that each table had a unique centerpiece!
Oh, you know, just casually hanging out with storm troopers at a wedding…!
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!
Sweet Flours Bakery crafted this delight that would even make a Sith proud.
The force is strong with these two… and yes, she did finish off the day wearing a star-covered dress (wouldn’t you?!).
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