May the 4th…a Lowcountry Star Wars Wedding.
This is one item checked off of my photography bucket list: A Star Wars Wedding.
A while ago, I connected with a local graphic designer, Kimi, and marketing entrepreneur who had recently moved to my neighborhood. I liked her immediately; she’s relatable and kind, funny and smart, and her then-fiance-now-hubby Jeremy is really nice, too. But what I really loved is that she is also a kindred fandom geek and of the Xennial micro-generation. I say that and feel compelled to confess that I have a very big heart for certain fiction fandoms, most notably- Harry Potter, but also a bunch of other fantasy series (that don’t involve vampires).
Kimi and Jeremy began dating on May the 4th, so when it was time to choose a wedding date, they decided May the 4th was perfect. And if you’re remotely geeky and getting married on May the 4th, you really should just dedicate yourself to a Star Wars theme too, am I right? Thus started the beginning of a terrific wedding website and some really creative details in a galaxy pretty close to Moncks Corner, SC.
I was so excited to photograph this. Really, y’all, I don’t think I skipped a beat before committing. I joked with my sister that I needed to configure myself some kind of droid helmet and fit my camera into it. (My youngest sister is a big Star Wars fan, too, and pretty much supplies my kids with Star Wars paraphernalia at every holiday.) I looked at Star Wars themed clothing. I…didn’t end up doing or wearing any of it, but my spirit was IN. And so I’ll share a few photos from their beautiful day, which started in Mepkin Abbey.
Seriously, the bubble-wand lightsabers and thank you graphics, napkin rings designs, and other small touches were so perfect for the wedding. (And Kimi and her bridesmaids did the majority of it by themselves!) If you want to see more of what she does and what she offers, you can always have a look at her website and work.