An X-citing Rehearsal and Fairytale Wedding: Stephen & Bridgett

Couple: Stephen & Bridgett

Bridgett  and Stephen share a love that fairytales are made of. They are partners in cosplay and acting, co-owning a small production theater and costume design company in Rapid City, SD. They met while auditioning for a play, feeling the spark of love but not yet knowing that they were to be each others perfect leading man and lady.

Bridgett is a fashion and costume designer who took on the task of not only designing and creating her ethereal and elegant dress, but she also made Stephen’s princely satin suit as well as her entire bridal party’s royal ensemble (yes, there was a hobbit), and made sure her dad was dressed in a manner fitting to escort the lovely princess bride down the wooded path to be wed to the man of her dreams.

The cosplay encouraged rehearsal and wedding day antics were located at the bride’s family home in the beautiful Black Hills of SD. The reception was held in an Elven inspired palace built by the brides father, with large wooden arched doors and a Juliet balcony. Peacock blue, green, silver and gold were the colors that adorned this magical setting transported straight out of an enchanted forest, complete with an arched bridge over a a lovely little pond that served as the alter for the couples I do’s.

The brides dress was so uniquely her, with a perfectly fitted lace and pearl embellished corset bodice and a removable train of white peacock feathers that fell perfectly behind her as she walked. The details were fitting of a fairy queen! The bouquets of fresh flowers were big and beautiful with white tiger lilies surrounded by  rich jewel tones of blue, purple, green and gorgeous plumes of those magical white feathers.

It truly was a wedding made of dreams come true. The reception was a production in itself featuring a beautifully choreographed (by the couple) first dance, and wouldn’t have been complete without a lightsaber fight for these Star Wars lovers. It was unique, eclectic, elegant and graceful topped with a beautiful rainbow at dusk, the promise of everlasting love and romance for this ethereal couple.

The Wedding Rehearsal

The Preparations

The Union

The Details

The Celebration


Venue: Private Residence // Photographer: Mist & Moonlight Photography // Second Shooter: Cameko Cosplay // Floral Designer: Rocking Tree Floral