Kristiana + Chris | Marina Village Pop Culture Wedding

“We can’t choose our fate, but we can choose others. Be careful in knowing that.” - Dumbledore, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Do you ever come across a couple and think... straight up, the entire universe absolutely conspired to bring these two together. If you’ve had the privilege of meeting Kristiana and Chris, you no doubt feel this otherworldy connection between them.

Quite the pop-culture aficionados, Kristiana and Chris are so dedicated to their love of Star Wars and Harry Potter (and Lord of the Rings, Friends, Game of Thrones, Adventure Times, etc.) that their story begins on May Fourth. Yes, the "fourth" was with them something fierce. Their love story is one of squishy-faced eskimo kisses, pop culture references, and of course, giving and receiving as well as having and sharing... oh wait sorry. Those are the vows Joey used in that Friends episode that was so awesomely quoted by Kristiana and Chris’s officiant during their vows.

There were so many amazing nods to the legendary stories and shows that these two equally love and loads of intentional details that speak to how incredibly creative, fun-loving and just plain perfect for each other these two are.

Lemme set this scene.

Snitches on the dessert table and Star Wars signage at their sweetheart table. Kristiana’s handcrafted “I love you” and “I know” (a Hans Solo and Princess Leia reference) donut toppers and stormtrooper figures that Chris painted for each of his groomsmen. Kristiana’s surprise serenade to Chris with his favorite Beatles song and Chris telling Kristiana she was his "Always" (Snape reference, no I’m not crying... you’re crying). STRAIGHT UP GOALS. I could gush about this couple and their beautiful, magical, so uniquely "them" wedding day endlessly but I’ll stop here and let the pictures do the talking.

Kristiana and Chris, here’s to your always.

Photography: Honey Photographs | Coordination: Weddings by Suzette | Wedding Venue: Marina Village | Hair: Sully Beauty | Donuts: VG Donuts | Catering: Culinary Concepts |

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