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Star Wars Wedding: Many nerd babies anticipated shortly

I think it’s beautiful when two souls of similar heart and mind come together in marriage. Even when it’s two devastatingly-nerdy souls.

Witness the Star Wars-themed wedding of Jonathan Wollack and Rose Coe at AdventureCon this past Saturday.

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I now pronounce you: Decidedly kooky.

Excerpts from the “news” article covering the wedding indicate the extent to which these two lovers were absolutely destined to enter holy matrimony while surrounded by costumed super-heroes outside of a comic book and toy convention.

A theme wedding was a no-brainer for Wollack, 31, and Coe, 24.

Really? A no-brainer? Did they not put their brains to the task of considering the shame their kids will face as soon as they hit junior high school? Tell me that it at least occurred to them that this might cost them thousands of dollars in therapy for their unborn children.

They met at a gathering of the 501st, a “Star Wars” fan group that has units across the world.

Sounds like the makings of a Farrelly brothers romantic comedy, to me…

As the couple’s relationship progressed, “Star Wars” became an integral part of their lives together.

I knew a couple for whom (overly-enthusiastic) spanking was an integral part of their togetherness. I’m not sure which what’s a stranger crux of a relationship: S&M or Star Wars.

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Bride’s side, or groom’s side?

Coe always dreamed of having a wedding in a theme park, said her mother, Mary Kay Coe.

Ah, yes. Her and every other little girl.

When it came time to make wedding plans, AdventureCon made the most sense.

What, exactly, made less sense? Saying vows on the White Water ride at Six Flags?

Oh, who am I kidding. If my (theoretical) fiance wanted to do her best impression of the Jennifer Connelly “bride” from Labyrinth, I probably wouldn’t argue.

UPDATE: The lovely bride stops by the Comments. And she’s an unreasonably good sport.

Photos courtesy of Michiyoemi.


6 comments… add one
  • Marty June 6, 2007, 7:02 am

    Why would Spiderman show up at the Star Wars wedding?!?

  • Great White Snark June 6, 2007, 11:58 am

    He was just stopping by after leaving the Marvel-themed baby shower.

  • Rose Coe June 6, 2007, 1:30 pm

    I really like this write up! Seriously, thanks for noticing. We had no idea this would get “national” attention, and find it quite humerous. We just went out to do what we wanted and knew our family and friends would enjoy. Besides, if we didn’t want to be noticed at all, would we really have done it? Thanks again, and fun blog!

  • Rose Coe June 6, 2007, 1:32 pm

    ps… there are no plans for children in the future. We’re afraid they’d turn out “normal”.

  • Great White Snark June 6, 2007, 2:06 pm

    Oh, Rose. What I need less of around here is your being a good sport. What I need more of is the drama created by your being totally offended! (Even if you have to fake it, ok?)

    Congratulations on the nuptials, and thanks for stopping by and for the comments.

  • nickolai June 6, 2007, 4:48 pm

    Congratulations Rose! I wish I was brave enough to attempt to convince my wife to agree to a themed wedding ceremony. I can think of at least two guests who would have shown up in SW-garb.

    And imagine the wedding cakes that Momma-GWS would have been able to put together! A cake of Admiral Ackbar’s enormous head could feed at least a hundred, don’t you think?

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