When Star Wars Meets Pride and Prejudice

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 Richmond, Virginia

In this galaxy very near, they met because of a book. It tumbled into discovering their mutual love of Star Wars, their children's shenanigans, and all things literature, so when their own love story unfolded into a Mr. Darcy-filled proposal and then the planning of their wedding day, there was no doubt that Melissa and Brian would have the ultimate in Pride and Prejudice and Star Wars wedding theme mashups... in the most gorgeously elegant way ever! With an English garden aesthetic and a twist of galactic easter eggs hidden throughout, it was a feast for the eyes and memories at the Branch Museum of Architecture and Design in Richmond.

From hand-painted Star Wars pink bridal shoes donning Darth Vader and Yoda, pink and purple pastel flowers spilling over mantles befitting of an Austen romance, the most artistic tiered wedding cake with sculpted Star Wars characters mixed with sugar lace, to the cameo of one happy pug, we cannot get enough of this celebration. Melissa and Brian had both been married before, and Melissa shared she never had the big wedding, so Brian's heart was to make their day out of this world special. Cue all of the heart squeezes because even though their theme was breathtakingly geeky chic, these two lovebirds' smiles for each other are definitely our most favorite detail photographed by David Abel Weddings.

In a color palette of pastel pinks, purples, and whites set against the backdrop of classic gray stonework, LK Events and Design orchestrated Melissa and Brian's wedding to also incorporate family in every nook and cranny. An heirloom brooch attached to the bride's bouquet ribbon, photos of loved ones who were there in spirit decorated a place of honor, and their children dancing the night away were all cherished moments. Everything reminded them that love (and of course, the force) will be with them always.

Adorable Star Wars ring bearer shirt
Cute wedding pug dog with his bride
Pink vintage classic inspired wedding invitation suite with greenery details
Bridesmaids helping the bride with her fun Star Wars shoes
Millennium Falcon cuff links for a chic and elegant Star Wars wedding
Pink and purple pastel wedding bouquets with ranunculus and peonies
Gorgeously chic hand painted pink Star Wars bridal shoes with Darth Vader and Yoda sketches
Classic white wedding programs for Richmond Virginia wedding
Bride and her dad walking down the aisle at Branch Museum in Richmond Virginia
Elegant garden wedding details with ivy
Beautiful wedding ceremony moment with the newlyweds in Richmond Virginia
Elegant Star Wars inspired wedding cake with purple and pink pastel flowers
Groomsmen and groomsmaid wedding photo idea in black tuxes and a black dress
Concrete Death Star air plant planter for elegant Star Wars wedding
Elegant wedding party with tuxedos and purple lilac bridesmaid dresses
Purple and pink garden flowers in glass compote vase for museum wedding
His and her signature wedding cocktails of sangria and old fashioned
Bride and groom with their cute pug
Gorgeous unique white Star Wars wedding cake with white chocolate mould details of Vader and Millennium Falcon
Bride with pink and purple bouquet and happy groom
Cool ring bearer in Star Wars light saber shirt
Stunning and artistic wedding cake with Star Wars details and garden flowers
Garden inspired Star Wars wedding at Branch Museum in Richmond Virginia
Platinum engagement diamond solitaire ring with embedded diamonds in the band
Elegant garden wedding cake with Star Wars mould details
Mini potted succulent wedding favors with painted rims
Elegant garden wedding with Star Wars inspiration at the Branch Museum in Richmond Virginia

VENDOR CREDITS
Photography: David Abel Weddings | Venue: The Branch Museum of Architecture and Design | Event Planning: LK Events and Design | Florals: M. Henry Design | Stationery: Funky Olive Design Co | Wedding Cake: Sweet Fix | Beauty: ELLE Style Studio | Rentals: Paisley & Jade | Wedding Dress: Urban Set Bride | Groom's Attire: Brooks Brothers | Bridesmaid Dresses: David's Bridal | Lighting: The Lighting Professors | Star Wars Ring Bearer Shirt: Plaid Buttercup via Etsy | Custom Painted Bridal Shoes: Brinkadoodle via Etsy | Catering: A Sharper Palate | Concrete Death Star Air Plant: MicroTerra via Etsy | Submitted via Matchology


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