Star Wars wedding at Stone Brewing Co in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

the saga continues…

when we last saw our couple in episode 1 they were at a stone altar waiting for morey, the amazing assistance dog, to bring them their wedding rings. little did jeff know that his beautiful bride had gone to the dark side and conspired with darth vader (aka sean) to forge the rings in mount doom. wait, wrong movie. carolyn secretly asked lord vader to deliver the rings as a surprise for jeff. luckily, jeff didn’t hear the little kid sitting at one of the tables in the restaurant yelling to his parents “that’s not the real darth vader!” so he was totally surprised to see darth vader walking down the aisle instead of morey the wonder dog.

Star Wars wedding at Stone Brewing Co in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Darth Vader at Star Wars wedding at Stone Brewing Co in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

best

ring bearer

ever!

Darth Vader at Star Wars wedding at Stone Brewing Co in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

Darth Vader ring bearer at Star Wars wedding at Stone Brewing Co in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

how do you follow up darth vader delivering your rings? with an iron fist brewing co golden age and spice of life unity beer, of course.

back story on the iron fist brew – when carolyn and jeff first moved to san diego they went to their now favorite local watering hole local habit, and sampled an iron fist hired hand. they both loved it, so they decided to go check out the brewery in nearby vista ca. before they could visit the brewery they attended a brewer’s dinner at local habit, at which they were seated at the same table as brandon sieminski (the head brewer at iron fist) and his family. they hit it off. long story short, iron fist brewing co. is where carolyn and jeff celebrated on the night of their “official” proposal. lots of good times and positive associations with their beer.

unity beer at Stone Brewing Co wedding in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

unity beer at Stone Brewing Co wedding in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

with the ever present threat of darth vader force-choking you to death, you better mean it when you say “i do.”

Star Wars wedding at Stone Brewing Co in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

nothing says fun like getting showered with pop out streamers.

San Diego wedding at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens by Ohana Photographers

paraplegic wheelchair wedding at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

pop out streamers are easy to clean up… but not so easy to push a wheelchair through. jeff was so tangled up that not one, but two knives had to be employed to free him. good luck getting those ada approved.

paraplegic wedding at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

everyone had a good laugh about it though. i love this couple!

San Diego wedding at Stone Brewing World Bistro and Gardens by Ohana Photographers

after a brief chat with alice and grace while walking down the aisle, lord vader found alice’s lack of faith disturbing.

you were unwise to lower your defenses.

Darth Vader at Star Wars wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

best bridal party photo ever.

Star Wars wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

you should listen to this while viewing these images.

Star Wars wedding at Stone Brewing Co in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

San Diego wedding with a wheelchair at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

just for once, let me look on you with my own eyes. i have to give sean props for suiting up as darth vader. i know it wasn’t easy. not so much because of the heat, but because he’s a star trek guy. kim and i can’t wait for star trek 2 (or whatever they decide to name it) to come out. we will definitely be in line for the midnight show in 2013 (celebrating our anniversary 1 day early).

Star Wars wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

Darth Vader at Star Wars wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

this random guy walked by us while we were shooting bridal party portraits and sean says to him, “excuse me sir, but i don’t walk around with your head on my shirt!”

classic.

Star Wars wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

i love this shot of the whole group.

Star Wars wedding at Stone Brewing Co in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

San Diego wedding at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

carolyn doing what she does best… looking all hot n stuff.

San Diego wedding at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

for the first time as mr and mrs!

Star Wars wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

mmmmmm… root beer.

diy wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

here are the sweet hand-made boutonnieres that carolyn and jeff’s friend ryan roots fabricated from vintage silverware.

diy boutonniere for wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

gene tried to force-choke kim for making him laugh, but his feeble skills are no match for the dark side.

San Diego wedding at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

after posting episode 1 of carolyn and jeff’s wedding she told us an awesome story that her brides-man michael told her about the custom adidas she gave him. as the story goes…

the day after carolyn and jeff’s wedding michael was drinking in ocean beach and met a girl who took him down to tijuana to go clubbing for the night. as they were trying to come back into california they ended up getting detained for several hours. (do not want!) turns out the girl’s family members were convicted drug traffickers. one of michael’s key pieces of evidence that he was not involved and was, in fact, a good ohio boy who works 80 hours a week on the nyse were…

his shoes, and the wedding date embroidered on them.

this is a very very summed up version of the story michael told carolyn, when he turned up in vegas 2 days later to meet with carolyn, jeff, and the rest of the bridal party.

to sum it up, michael used his mi adidas to get out of going to a mexican prison.
in my book, that makes these shoes the best bridal party presents ever.

custom mi adidas for wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

jeff and carolyn were so happy you could literally see the joy in their hearts.

paraplegic wedding with wheelchair in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

pinky out

San Diego wedding at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

and now your highness, we will discuss the location of your hidden rebel base.

paraplegic wedding at Stone Brewing Co in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

San Diego wedding at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

i see you have constructed a new lightsaber. your skills are complete. indeed you are powerful as the emperor has foreseen.

cake smash at wedding at Stone Brewing Co in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

we were pretty stoked when the guys at stone allowed us to go into the brewery to take a few shots where the magic is made.

brewery wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

San Diego brewery wedding at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

San Diego wedding portraits in brewing room at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

while we were taking pictures one of the brewmasters hooked jeff up with a glass of ruination ipa straight from the kettle. it doesn’t get any fresher than that. it’s fresh to death.

fresh brewed Ruination IPA from Stone Brewing Co in San Diego by Ohana Photographers

he didn’t have his backup dancers at the wedding, but he still broke it down.

Darth Vader at Star Wars wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

carolyn and jeff, we can’t thank you enough for being as awesome as you are to us. you went above and beyond, not only for your guests, but for us as well and for that we will be forever grateful. you really know how to make someone feel special.

your wedding was absolutely unforgettable, and will always hold a unique place in our hearts, as will the two of you.

the force, and our love, will be with you always.

 

Star Wars wedding in San Diego at Stone Brewing Co by Ohana Photographers

thanks to all the family, friends, and vendors that helped make carolyn and jeff’s wedding day awesome!

coordinator / planner – swann soirees

flowers – ashley elizabeth floral design

hair and makeup – lipstick & luster

photography – ohana photographers

videography – murasaki media

venue / catering – stone brewing world bistro & gardens 

galactic inspiration – george lucas

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