Till Darth do us part: Star Wars-themed wedding on May 4

Jenni McCormick pushing away the Force. Pictures: Memories Made Here
Jenni McCormick pushing away the Force. Pictures: Memories Made Here

THE ‘Force’ brought Star Wars fans Jenni and Paul McCormick together on their first date five years ago.

Having a Star Wars-themed wedding on International Star Wars Day on Saturday, May 4 seemed fitting for the Beechboro couple.

Jenni made light and dark outfits and lightsabers for the bridal party that reflected the Jedi Order and the Force.

She made her own wedding gown, which was inspired by female characters such as Princess Leia and Admiral Hodo.

She also made a Luke Skywalker-based outfit for Paul.

Photo: Memories Made Here

LMT Artistry, who did the hair and makeup for the bridal party, and Memories Made Here photography completed the McCormick’s special day.

The intimate wedding was held under a gazebo in front of Ellis House in Bayswater.

There were several Star Wars-inspired events, including references by celebrant Susan Tomasz, a rainbow hand-fasting and a Jedi blessing.

Jenni said the wedding brought “balance to the Force”, as it united both families.

“We also opted to go with a rainbow theme to show diversity in our family,” she said.

“Thankfully after all the planning and hard work the day went without a hitch – even though there was rain in the morning, every brides’ nightmare.

“The Force was strong and it cleared for the afternoon.”

The bridal party. Photo: Memories Made Here

Jenni said she and Paul met on the internet in 2012, where she wrote Star Wars in capital letters on her profile, in search for a “geek”.

“We chatted via email for a while and then finally met up,” she said.

“ It was lovely meeting some one as nerdy as myself.

“We spent our first date watching an episode of Game of Thrones on my tablet at the Belmont Tavern.

“We both love Star Wars and collect memorabilia.

“Even our dog’s name is Chewie, the rabbit is Leia and the cats are Artoo and Deetoo.”

In terms of making costumes, Jenni said she started making them for her daughters who were involved in cosplay and her love grew from there.

She also made costumes for clients going to conventions such as Super Nova, Comic Con and the San Diego Comic Con.

But her most memorable costume, other than her wedding gown, was her Artoo Detoo gown for her meet-up with famous actress Carrie Fisher.

She thanked her husband for supporting her in everything she did, even a rainbow Star Wars wedding.

Check out Jenni’s costumes on her Ooh look squirrel Facebook page.