Stacey & Adam Dangerbeard
A Star War’s – Star Trek
Wedding to Remember
HAPPY COUPLE: Stacey & Adam Dangerbeard
WEDDING DATE: 04/08/2019
WEDDING LOCATION: SOHO @ Jones Bay Wharf
HOW DID YOU MEET:
Adam: Honestly? We met on tinder! It may not sound that romantic, but it’s 2020. We quickly learned we were looking for the same things, had the same dorky sense of humour and love of all things nerdy.
Stacey: We’re one of those cheesy stories where we pretty much knew from the start that there was something special here.
WEDDING THEME: Star Wars + Star Trek
THE WEDDING DAY: We wanted to make the day about us. That’s kinda the point, right? Since we’re both huge nerds – I’m the Star Wars one and she’s the Star Trek one, I thought it’d be fun to incorporate some of that into our wedding photos so we didn’t end up with the same old boring poses. I really wanted to try and kick as many boring wedding traditions as possible! So I found a klingon bat’leth on etsy made by a guy in Poland, Star Trek phasers for the bridesmaids, Star Wars stormtrooper blasters for the groomsmen, and I already had my own custom lightsaber because… huge nerd. The main reason we went with our photographer Darren Wigley was that so much of his previous work was fun nerdy shoots, which in itself was inspiration for me to think about how we could add more fun to our own!
BADASS WEDDING ATTIRE:
Frock – Mercy by Maggie Sottero
HOW MANY PEOPLE ATTENDED: 50
PHOTOGRAPHER: Mr.Wigley Photography
HAIR / MAKE UP : Angela Palumbo
Adam: I can’t even remember. We definitely had three desserts each, though, because it’s our damn wedding! And since then, that’s been our “thing” for when we go out for special occasions. Triple dessert!
Stacey: Doltone house have award winning food so we put a lot of trust in their recommendations. The menu was one of the easiest parts of the wedding to arrange.
BRIDESMAIDS: Jenny Packham bridesmaid dress by Dessy
BUDGET SAVING IDEAS:
Adam: Stace made her own hairpieces!
Stacey: Yeah! I couldn’t find anything I really loved that suited the style I was after and compliment the dress so I decided – how hard could it be? Got into the YouTube tutorials, bought some supplies and made my own Swarovski Crystal, pearl and sterling silver hairpieces!
TIPS FOR FUTURE BADASS BRIDES:
Adam: The key thing for me at all stages of planning was to remember one thing: it’s a day about US. We get to choose whatever the hell we want to do. Silly wedding traditions? Throw ‘em out the window! Do what you want! Also:
• Make sure the food is good. That’s all your guests are gonna remember.
• Do not cheap out on your photographer.
Other than you two, they’re the next most important person at your wedding. You get what you pay for. The day goes by in a flash and you’re likely to forget a hundred lovely moments that a good photographer will have captured for you to keep.
Stacey: Don’t let people pressure you or influence your day. As Adam said, we really considered what we valued and enjoyed and planned to that. It wasn’t a staged event, it was a gathering of the most important people in our lives to spend time in our version of paradise for a while. If it wasn’t what others would have done, who cares? Their memories fade, yours last forever.
My bestie Jim read a passage from the classic Star Trek: The Next Generation season 5 episode “Darmok and Jalad” in Klingon. It’s about people coming together. We thought it was funny.
Contact name: DIY Invitations Newtown
Contact name: Amani from Abbey Bridal
dress altered by Quinnie via Abbey Bridal who doesn’t get enough credit for what she does.
Dress designed by Maggie Sottero
3. Hair/make up
Contact name:Angela Palumbo
Contact name: Rosie Beaton
Contact name: Carly Rose Events
Contact name: Stacy Brewer
Contact name: Erica from Doltone Styling
Mine was just Michael Hill. I handmade the hairpieces myself.
9. Grooms waistcoat and shirt
Grooms shoes: Aquila
Grooms jeans: Connor
10. Brides maids dresses
Contact name: (bought in both New York and Perth and flown here. No actual
Brand: Dessy by Essence of Australia
Suspenders and bow ties: aussieties.com.au
Contact name: Claudia Degrassi from Doltone House
Placecards were hand written by Lucy from Confetti Bear Designs:
Cake topper was from communicakeit.com.au