A Klingon wedding in Britain over the weekend may have you scratching your head and asking, “wait, these geeks are getting laid and I am going to die alone?”
But the Klingon wedding was actually pretty cool, the latest entry in the trend of people bucking the boring, standard white wedding for something a bit different. A Klingon wedding for Star Trek fans not only reflects the bride and groom’s personalities a bit more than your standard, boring, Pinterest-style horror, but the unusual nuptials also make a nice change for family and friends who have likely sat through a million cookie-cutter vows ceremonies.
The Klingon wedding happened Friday in London, joining Sonnie Gustavsson, 29, and bride Jossie Sockertopp, 23, in matrimony and a promise of lifetime geekdom. Gustavsson is described as a long-time Star Trek fan, and his new Mrs. came to the fandom through her groom.
The pair say the unusual Klingon wedding was inspired by a specific scene in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, and that the wedding on the show guided them in their planning. Sockertopp said:
“We saw the clip from the series … and we thought it was very romantic about beating hearts and a battle for each other. We really liked it, that’s why we want to do this … The ceremony was his idea. I thought about it a lot and then I said ‘let’s do it’. It’s a once in a lifetime thing.”
The pair, who had a legal ceremony separate from their Klingon wedding, donned wigs and prosthetics for the fun vows, and even recited some in Klingon.
So where is the Klingon wedding duo going to honeymoon? A Star Trek convention, of course.