John Does Star Trek Wedding
Star Trek the Rituals, Ceremonies and Celebration
After much contemplation over how much of JD’s personal life should end up online the decision has been made to share a few images and words about the day he got wed to the love of his life. After all Star Trek is part of film, TV and DVD history. (Yes, John Doe is that big of a geek but it was the wife's idea)
Red eyed, drowsy and violently hung over John Doe woke up after a hectic and intoxicated Vegas bucks night to begin the journey to wedded bliss in the outer reaches of the galaxy.
Checking into the Hilton Hotel was made all the more painful when a Mariachi band decided to start playing in the lobby. (Normally Marichi is hunky dory) Every note invading his skull, a bad mood turned near psychotic as thoughts of beating up the wedding party dominated his imagination. (John had been sharing a room with most of them for the week, but that’s another story…)
Fortunately the room was fantastic with a king size bed, after all by this time it was only 3 pm and the ceremony is scheduled for 6 o Clock. Collapsing on the huge mattress Johnny managed to get enough rest to revitalise himself for the events to come.
A couple of hours later it was time for Doe to become groom and as he slid into his captain Kirk era costume a strange feeling of bliss was triggered. Waiting for Mrs Doe to be, who had opted for the Next Generation uniform he was nervous, anxious and a little light headed but looking in the mirror he couldn’t help but smirk.
Excitement brewed with every step towards Star Trek the Experience located just down stairs. After meeting our female Star Fleet Admiral who would perform the rites it was time to proceed to the bridge of the Galaxy class Starship Enterprise.
Strolling down the corridors, reluctantly passing the Trek Museum where Klingon, Borg and Ferengi displays were housed the wedding party came upon a group of Star Fleet officers standing at attention in a military fashion. This was it!
Overwhelmed with wonder as the doors slid open to reveal the prized control centre of the ship, the attention to detail and eerie feeling we had all been here before after viewing so many episodes forced John Doe to giggle.
Exactly how the Bride and groom had pictured in their minds eye. Upon entering they were greeted by an incredibly authentic Klingon, that it turned out possessed a wicked sense of humour while never breaking out of character.
All becomes a blur here. The emotion and glee of where the couple were and what they were doing became clear like a proton blast to the holo-deck. They were doing it their way and making fantasy reality the rest of their lives.
Best buddies Gingersnap, B and John the first were all in attendance. Everyone in the room fed off the energy making this a joyous celebration.
After plenty of photo-ops exploited and continued laughter everyone headed on down to Quark’s bar for the reception. Sitting down but floating on air, the dream like quality of the moment maybe enhanced by the bodies need to drink a hangover into submission.
Immediately Gingersnap orders a drink so large that the waiter had to confirm it demanded more than two people to consume it. Arriving in a fish bowl vessel the green liquid smoking on dry ice was named a Warp Core Breach and rest assured it served as a magic elixir.
The good times rolled into the Sci-Fi themed casino (remember this is Vegas) where amongst the other treasured memories of the days resides the 1 cent Star Wars Poker Machine complete with revolving bonus death star and video features.