The Force is strong with this wedding

Over the weekend I had the great honor of officiating my friends’, Courtney and Ben Cirino, wedding ceremony. They wanted a wedding that people would remember and I believe they’ve succeeded.

The Star Wars themed event included a Stormtrooper and Boba Fett ushers, the bride and groom had nifty SW accessories, and the whole thing was capped off with a private screening of Star Wars: The Force Awakens at a nearby theater.




Courtney and Ben both share a love, not only for one another, but for epic films. The couple had originally planned a June wedding date but moved it up to coincide with the release of Episode 7. The groom said he knew his bride was the ‘one’ when upon visiting her apartment for the first time, he noticed her movie collection included the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and the six previously released Star Wars films. “That was without me having any influence,” he said. As a matter of fact, the bride said she couldn’t wait for their reception to see the movie for the third time.

Definitely a match made in geek Heaven.

To Courtney and Ben, I hope you have decades of happiness together. May the Force be with your marriage.

Images via Chicago Tribune

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