Star trekking... down the aisle
A Klingon bride, a Star Fleet officer, two characters from the Simpson’s and Goose from Top Gun all attend a wedding.....
No, it’s not the start of an awful joke, but what happened when Rutherglen couple James Tyler and Diane Marczynka married on Saturday.
The couple tied the knot at Sloans in Glasgow on Saturday (October 17), but instead of the traditional kilt and white dress, they donned outfits from Star Trek while their guests also got in on the act by dressing up as a selection of characters.
Trekkie James (32) wore the full Star Fleet uniform from the show while Diane wore a Klingon wedding dress from a 1960’s episode.
Among the other costumes was Clark Kent, Sheera, a Lego man and Kirk and Luanne Van Houten from the Simpsons.
James’s best man even came as Goose from Top Gun, making him his wingman in both meanings of the term.
Wrestling show organiser James, who lives on Chapel Street, said:“I couldn’t even tell you how it came about.
“You usually go to a lot of weddings and it’s all very formal, we wanted a ridiculous party.
“There were quite a few Star Trek characters there. All our kids were there as Star Trekkers.
“One of my friends really surprised me when he and his girlfriend turned up as the Van Houten’s. I was at the bar and this yellow guy just came walking toward me.
“Lots more people dressed up than didn’t. In fact, there were only three who weren’t and they came up to me saying‘I’m an idiot, I should have dressed up.’
“It was this massive party with three people in suits.”
The couple even swapped rings with a slight difference. Diane gave James a Star Fleet class ring from the new movie while he gave her two rings, one of which reflects her Pagan beliefs.
James and 33-year-old Diane met at a wrestling show eight years ago. Their family includes kids Alex (13), Finlay (10), Ezri (9) and Cailan (1).
And James revealed his proposal would have made Spock proud:“We were sitting watching Arrow and just out of nowhere I said we should get married.
“We had been together a long time. There wasn’t much romance, it was very straight forward and logical.”
Many thanks to David Wilson Photography for use of his pictures.