Something to know about me. I love where I come from. I grew up in Brevard County, also known as the Space Coast. So shuttles and rockets are a part of me. Another thing to know about me. I love science fiction—especially Doctor Who. I have to say I’m a fairly new fan, but I’ve jumped in head first! The first two episodes of season 6, The Doctor and his companions find themselves at Kennedy Space Center before the historic Apollo 11 mission. I have to say, out of all the sci-fi I’ve watched, it was pretty special to see a part of where I grew up on BBC America.
Going back through the past 6 seasons, I noticed one thing that was kind of out of the ordinary—weddings. Lots of weddings. He was always crashing weddings, saving people from aliens trying to attack a church, brides materializing onto the TARDIS or just getting down at a reception. Then it hit me. I’ll create a wedding mood board inspired by Doctor Who with the Kennedy Space Center Saturn 5 Room as it’s backdrop. Of course, I would never want to go too themed. Just add a little bit of Who into our Universe.
The Venue and Decor:
Kennedy Space Center Saturn V Rocket Room—Can you think of anything more perfect? Well, in America that is. I would keep the decor simple. Why? You’re in a room with ROCKETS! But a great way to accentuate is with lighting. Lighting under the tables, uplighting, and lighting in vases. For more information about events at KSC click here.
The Episodes “The Impossible Astronaut” and ”Day of the Moon” The Doctor and his friends are in the 1960s. I absolutely adore the fashion of the 1960s, especially the shorter wedding dresses. Of course you could wear a modern gown like Donna or Amy, but I just like the idea of being inspired by the history in a spacey wacey setting.
Here is an adorable vintage-inspired gown by BHLDN. I have to say it looks very similar to Jackie Kennedy’s gown.
Here’s David Tennant in his signature style as The Tenth Doctor. Ever dapper in a suit, but always paired with Chucks. But Matt Smith went full English in a smart tux with white bow tie (bow ties are cool) as The eleventh Doctor. Also, you have to have cool hair. Matt and David have very, very cool hair.
Well, since psychic paper isn’t available on earth yet, how about some great letterpress cards with envelopes in TARDIS Blue? But try not be be as cryptic as The Doctor ;)
For the actual wedding cake something classy with crystals to remind you of the stars. But a TARDIS groomscake, definitely.
This should give you a good start. Just remember, when you are an uber fan of something, you can pay tribute without going completely themed. You will have to look back at those photos one day, and your children and grandchildren. You don’t want them to think you were total nutters. Enjoy and if anyone ever has a Doctor Who wedding at KSC, please send me pics. I would love to see your take on it.
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