Couple's 'Star Wars' and 'Lord of the Rings' Themed Wedding Is Going Viral Throughout the Galaxy

Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 10:37AM
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Thursday, 26 July 2018 - 10:37AM
Couple's 'Star Wars' and 'Lord of the Rings' Themed Wedding Is Going Viral Throughout the Galaxy
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Image Credit: Cassie and Mike at Lili Lu by Cassie Peech & Company via Sarah Hellriegel
When Sarah Hellriegel shared pics of her and her husband Kyle's Star Wars/Lord of The Rings-themed wedding on Reddit, she probably didn't anticipate that the post would go viral. After 12,000 upvotes and a front-page placement on the often-harsh atmosphere of the Star Wars subreddit, however, that's exactly what's happening.

The couple, who were married at the Lake Mary Event Center in Lake Mary, Florida and honeymooned at Walt Disney World, have long shared a love of the franchise. "We started dating in 2014 when all the hype for The Force Awakens was blooming," Sarah told us in an interview. "Between Star Wars conventions/events, comic books, video games, shows, toys, clothes, and everything else…(Star Wars) has taken over our relationship in a very positive loving way!"

Indeed, Sarah noted on Reddit, that a "huge photo of Kylo Ren" graces their mantle. 

Their affection for the Star Wars universe was apparent throughout the wedding ceremony.


Cassie and Mike at Lili Lu by Cassie Peech & Company via Sarah Hellriegel

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The centerpieces are glass vases that have certain scenes from Star Wars in them. My husband, Kyle, mainly used plastic plants, sand, rocks, and moss to create them along with SW toys. Each table was a SW planet and had information about it on a card.
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The cards were created by Sarah's mom and included Yavin-4, Coruscani, Hoth, and of course, Dagobah.


Cassie and Mike at Lili Lu by Cassie Peech & Company via Sarah Hellriegel

No detail was too small: check out the topper on the cupcakes and the pictures of friends and family that surround them.


Cassie and Mike at Lili Lu by Cassie Peech & Company via Sarah Hellriegel

Even the groomsmen had appropriately-themed hosiery.


Cassie and Mike at Lili Lu by Cassie Peech & Company via Sarah Hellriegel

And what's a wedding without a DJ? We have no idea if the stormtrooper played "Shout" – we hope he did – but Sarah reports that guests and family loved the event. "Both our families and friends love Star Wars and Lord of the Rings," she revealed, "so they were very supportive and encouraging with it all."


Cassie and Mike at Lili Lu by Cassie Peech & Company via Sarah Hellriegel

The ceremony itself was Lord of the Rings-themed, with Sarah's sister creating the fellowship sign for the event space.


Cassie and Mike at Lili Lu by Cassie Peech & Company via Sarah Hellriegel

Despite that relatively bright inclusion of Middle Earth, the Hellriegels remain firmly committed to the Dark Side of the Force. "We're both drawn more towards Sith lore and visuals," Sarah told us. Despite their mutual adherence to that nefarious path, they would have jumped at a chance to honeymoon in slightly more hospitable climes than, say, Mustafar. "We both grew up with the prequels and loved the environment of Naboo," Sarah says. "All the water would be amazing, but not the sand (it's rough and gets everywhere)."

 
Cassie and Mike at Lili Lu by Cassie Peech & Company via Sarah Hellriegel

We wish them well.

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