Star trekking... down the aisle

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Dou­glas Dickie

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.

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