Today I am thrilled to share this gorgeous Stargate Atlantis wedding styled shoot with beautiful deep blue & jewel tones.
Kimberly says of the shoot…
This styled Stargate Atlantis wedding shoot was inspired by the science fiction themed television show which aired from 2004-2009 with a large international fan base.
The lead characters, Colonel John Sheppard and Teyla Emmagan had romantic feelings for each other, but never really acted upon them.
This is my interpretation of their wedding.
The photo shoot was produced at the Great Lakes Science Centre, in Cleveland, Ohio, a wonderful venue, full of all kinds of space, NASA, and science related exhibits.
When I envisioned the style of this photo shoot, I wanted to use lots of deep jewel tones: midnight blue, royal blue, emerald and jade green, gun metal grey and gold.
These colours are often featured throughout the episodes of the series, both in the sets and costumes.
I also wanted to use a location near a large body of water, in this case, Lake Erie, and the venue was the perfect blend of location, aesthetic, and space.
Our custom stationery suite giving an insight into this amazing themed day was designed by Sweet Tea Paper Co.
I wanted our models to resemble the characters of John Sheppard and Teyla Emmagan as closely as possible.
We had the models in two outfits, one more casual, and the other more formal.
In the first look, our Groom Joe wore a fitted black t-shirt and black trousers, similar to the everyday work attire of Col. John Sheppard.
Our Bride, Chula, was attired a little more formally, in a deep jade gown from Encore Resale Fashions, with a sparking star headband, and teal blue earrings and bracelet.
The necklace she wore featured a pendant that resembled the Stargate.
In the TV series, the Stargate is an intergalactic travel system, that was created by an ancient and advanced alien civilization.
Chulas gorgeous hairdo and beautiful natural make up was created by Heather O’Boyle Erman.
In the formal wedding attire, Joe wore a modern black tuxedo and preppy black bow tie, and custom made cufflinks, that resemble the Dial Home Device, or DHD, featured in the tv show. The DHD is the control device for the Stargate.
His wedding band was a two tone creation that had gold circular knot work in the middle.
Chula was resplendent in a soft off white gown that had a long pleated skirt, and embroidered bodice laden with crystals.
We finished her look with sparkling dangle earrings and bracelet, and a fingertip length veil trimmed in crystal beads.
Her rings were a solid band, and a delicate engagement ring of diamonds in a circular shape, which was reminiscent of the Stargate.
Since we used such rich colours in the decor, and the surroundings, I wanted to keep the floral colour scheme created by Cathryne’s Creative Details simple, but lush.
All white flowers were used in the bridal bouquet, boutonniere, dining table centrepiece, and small groupings.
The only touch of colours were the use of blue thistle, and a wide variety of greenery, including seeded eucalyptus.
The floral arrangements contained roses, peonies, and other small white flowers. The bridal bouquet used the same white flowers, and included a few King Protea blooms.
The dining table centrepiece featured a large gold double hoop design, and a lush floral garland that draped over the edges of the table.
Our three tier Stargate Atlantis Wedding cake was a gorgeous design, perfect for an intergalactic celebration and was designed by Eat Cake 216!
Covered in marbled fondant, and hand painted to look like the cosmos, it was too pretty to eat!
The cake featured hand painted constellations, including Pegasus, to represent the galaxy that the tv show takes place in, and is where Teyla’s character is from.
John’s character was also represented with the Big Dipper constellation, which is located in the Milky Way Galaxy.
The cake was topped with a handmade replica of the Stargate.
To compliment the cake and the galactic theme running through this shoot custom cookies by Mad Celebrations Planning & PartyFunNalia made in the shape of moons, stars, and planets, with the character names of John and Teyla beautifully handwritten.
The cake was featured on two different tables, one full of personal detail items relating to the characters from the show, and then on a smaller table, in a more intimate setting with candles and the invitation suite, near the sweetheart table.
We set several beautiful tables for this Stargate Atlantis Wedding photo shoot.
The first table that we placed the cake on was covered in a full length gold sequin linen. I then added several items that were personal to the relationship of John and Teyla’s characters.
When the two first meet in the beginning episode of the series, Teyla asked John some questions in order to get to know him. He replied that he liked Ferris wheels and college football.
I came across a darling copper Ferris wheel, that was intended to hold cupcakes. I knew I had to use it in this feature, along with a football.
In the same episode, Teyla responded to John that her people, the Athosians, drank a stout tea each morning to brace themselves for the coming day.
I found a charming tea set with two cups on a small wooden tray that perfectly suited Teyla’s character. I added a small globe of Earth that reflected John’s home, and a copy of War and Peace.
In the series, each of the members of the Atlantis Expedition were allowed to bring one personal item with them from Earth. John Sheppard brought a copy of War and Peace.
His character’s reasoning was that if he was going to be away from home for such a long time, he might as well bring something that would take him as long to read.
I also added a small mission patch, like those that are found on uniforms, that was embroidered with the Atlantis Expedition logo.
It tied the whole table together, along with a few sprigs of greenery, blue thistle, and white roses and candles in small gold mercury glass votives.
The second table was the gorgeous guest dining table.
Draped with a luxurious dark blue satin tablecloth, and flanked by six white chairs with dark blue satin cushions, this was placed along a wall of tall windows, with a view overlooking the Cleveland Harbour on Lake Erie.
The dining table centrepiece featured a large gold double hoop design, and a lush floral garland that draped over the edges of the table. with lots of greenery and white blooms.
The tableware was a colourful mix of gold glass beaded charger plates, green glass dinner plates, and teal glass goblets.
The deep teal blue satin napkins at each place setting were bound with a gold ring, and a lovely star shaped napkin ring was placed on top for additional sparkle.
Large gold and glass lanterns flanked each corner of the table, with large creamy white pillar candles ablaze, creating a intimate, romantic effect.
Our sweetheart table was set in a quiet corner near the entrance of the John Glenn Visitor’s Centre, which is part of the Great Lakes Science Centre.
In this alcove, we placed the table for two against a large mural of a gorgeous sunset over water, much like a sunset you might see on the planet where the lost city of Atlantis was found.
There is also a very inspirational quote by John Glenn, that fit the mood of this shoot perfectly.
The table was covered in a dark blue satin tablecloth and a table runner with a sequinned gold circle pattern.
We used the same gold beaded glass chargers as the dining table, but added deep blue glass dinner plates, and vintage light blue glass saucers.
We added the deep teal satin napkins, dark blue glass goblets and smaller vintage dark green wine glasses.
To complete the look, we placed a small black wrought metal candelabra with votives on the table for extra romance.
Our second, smaller cake table was in front of a galactic sky mural, adjacent to the sunset and inspirational quote wall.
We covered this table with lush emerald green velvet, and another table runner with sequinned gold circles.
The cake was placed on a black pedestal stand, and a small arrangement of greenery, white roses and blue thistle adorned the base.
Two tall silver candlesticks with creamy taper candles stood alongside the cake, and blue and silver star shaped votives were scattered about the table for a dreamy effect.
Stargate Atlantis Wedding Shoot Vendors
Venue: Great Lakes Science Centre
Photography: Sweet Tea Moments
Event Planning, Tableware, Decor Items, Headpiece, Cuff Links, Necklace: Love, Laughter & Elegance Wedding & Event Planning
Wedding Dress, Bridal Shoes, Bridesmaid’s Dress, Veil, Bracelet, Earrings, Wedding Ring: Encore Resale Fashions
Stationery Suite: Sweet Tea Paper Co.
Floral, Seating, Linens: Cathryne’s Creative Details
Cake: Eat Cake 216
Hair & Makeup: Heather O’Boyle Erman
Balloons: Designer Events by Fatena
Female Model: Chula DeJesus
Male Model: Joe Morales