One Super Wedding

When someone tells you that you’ve just gone way too far where your wedding details are concerned, perhaps it’s just that you haven’t gone far enough? A visit from a super villain at your wedding reception is one thing… and this is quite another.


Tony Lucchese and Sarah LaFore went all the way when it was time to plan their wedding, with costumed heroes and Amazonian princesses and wedding vows straight out of Superman. Volunteer carpenters built a Fortress of Solitude altar in a rented warehouse space in Portland. The couple was married by Kieschnick’s father, dressed as Jor-El, Superman’s dad.


The groomsmen included Spider-Man, Aquaman, Flash, The Hulk and Batman. As you might guess, the groom’s attendants were a lot more willing to give spandex a go than the bride’s attendants, who nixed the idea in favor of Amazonian warrior garb: togas, spears, and sandals.


The bride herself, however, totally rocked her tights as Wonder Woman.

The funniest part? This super couple isn’t even particularly big on comic books! Can you tell I love this? Big congrats to them!

12 Responses to “One Super Wedding”

  1. Pencils says:

    I am SO jealous! My husband and I call each other “Superman” and “Wonder Woman” sometimes. But I don’t look that good in tights. 😉 I bet my husband could really rock a Superman costume though. He has some seriously broad shoulders and impressive muscles. Mmmm.

  2. La BellaDonna says:

    I’m just mildly curious as to why a couple who ISN’T that big into comics would do this; it seems as if it would be a perfectly natural choice, though, for comic book geeks (I grew up as a costume-wearing comic book geek). Otherwise, of course, I’m all in favor of it!

  3. Emma says:

    On a completely unrelated note, what do you make of this, NtB:,0,3181387.story

  4. Blossom says:

    That is so cool! i myself am a comic book geek and would have loved to do somethig like this. But i really wanted to wear a kimono so went with what i call an asian fusion theme

  5. Emma: Yikes, did she actually do anything illegal on the show? Acting badly and being mean aren’t exactly jailable offenses — is squishing a wedding cake or gift box really violent posturing? Plus, people who’ve worked behind the scenes on reality shows have said many times that they egg the contestants on repeatedly to get them to act like jerks.

    While I’m sure I don’t know the whole story, it seems odd that she’s still on probation at 21-years-old for getting into a fight in high school.

  6. Twistie says:

    NtB, there have been several actual incidents of assault on Bridezillas. I don’t recall the specifics of how this particular woman behaved, but I’ve seen at least two or three brawls a season since I started watching. In fact, in the current season, there was one bride who physically assaulted a woman outside a bar just because she ‘felt like hurting someone.’

    Of course, there are also a couple of holes in the story, like the one where she was behaving so horribly to ‘show off her acting skills’ and then wonders why anyone would think that’s what she’s really like. If you’re acting and you convince people that’s what you’re really like, THAT’S WHAT PROVES YOU’RE A GOOD ACTOR. I know. I’ve done a fair amount of acting. Anyone who does it as a career is well aware that people will think they’re precisely like the most recent role they played.

    Reality shows are carefully cut for maximum mayhem, and people on them are often encouraged to behave more childishly or more outrageously than they would in day to day life. Contestants on reality elimination shows are prompted to talk trash about other contestants. And certainly, if one is going to appear on Bridezillas, one has to come through with the level of misbehavior the producers desire. I’ve seen quite a few of these women clearly mugging their rottenness for the cameras…all the same, you have to audition to be on the show. You have to prove that you can be not only reprehensible, but interesting while being reprehensible. If you’re not giving them enough, they’re going to push for more. I have no doubt at all that there are staged and manufactured hijinks.

    Also, I’m not sure what the recompense for Bridezillas is these days, because they’ve stopped announcing that three-night stay at a resort at the end of every show, but I’d be very surprised if it was now paying for the entire wedding. If nothing else, the range of price tags on the weddings involved are clearly very different to the naked eye. In fact, some brides on the show discuss their budgets quite frankly, and they’ve ranged from less than ten thousand dollars to over sixty thousand. At least twice a season there’s a bride who spends most of her time grousing over how she shouldn’t have to pay for her own wedding. Even in the current season there have been weddings with wildly different budgets. The show can’t possibly pay one bride ten grand and another fifty grand.

    I also happen to think that if she is still on probation as an adult for something she did as a minor, then there’s something wonky with the situation because most juvenile cases don’t involve that length of punishment. It would have had to be something serious enough that she was charged as an adult, and simple assault is not going to fit the bill. I would expect that if she had had a bad enough fight to go through the juvenile justice system more than four years ago, she would have paid the price and had her record sealed long ago. But most cases where juveniles are tried as adults and fed into the adult system would warrant a far more severe punishment than would result in probation just a couple years later.

    I don’t have a lot of details, but I’m wondering what the real deal is. No answers, just a lot of questions.

  7. Twistie says:

    Topic: I have to go with La Bella Donna on this one. It’s a great idea for someone really, really into comic books, but I have to wonder what about the theme attracted a couple who aren’t into comic books. For me, theme weddings only really work when the theme is one that matters to the happy couple.

  8. Pencils says:


    I don’t think the couple was into comic books, but they are into theatrics–they met during the production of a play, I believe. If it wasn’t comic book characters, they probably would have dressed up in some other way. So I don’t think it was Superman & Wonder Woman or a regular white wedding, it was Superman & Wonder Woman or some other costumed theme wedding. And, hey, if you look good in tights, why not?

  9. Twistie says:

    Oh it’s not that I thought they’d necessarily just have a white wedding if they didn’t do this particular theme. It’s more a case of ‘huh, if they aren’t into comic books, why not choose a theme that means something to them?’ in general.

    For instance, if Mr. Twistie and I had decided to do a theme wedding, we might have chosen Renaissance, because we met at Renaissance Fair. We might have chosen Star Trek, because we’re both nuts about the Star Trek universe. We might even have chosen Dr. Who because we both love us some Time Lord action. We wouldn’t have chosen comic books, but it’s not because we object to comic book themed weddings. It’s more because we don’t really care about comic books.

    I’m down with themed weddings, if that’s what a couple wants. I’m not even objecting to using a theme that isn’t intrinsically important to the participants. I’m more wondering why they chose a theme that isn’t intrinsically important to them when they could have chosen a theme with more personal meaning to them. It’s musing about how they came to the decision rather than objecting to the choice they made.

  10. Toni says:

    Maybe they figured the costumes would be easy to find? Maybe their friends are into comic books?

  11. Tony says:

    Those comic characters have become part of the greater culture. I donned my first makeshift cake before I was old enough to walk and even though I don’t ready comics, I see every comic related movie/tv show. We are HUGE fans of the characters, but we felt it would be disingenuous to label ourselves comic book fans.

  12. La BellaDonna says:

    Hmmm. I think I need to double-check just to make sure I’m not actually Twisty. Oh, wait, she’s still married so – no. Although my ex and I were as involved in all the aforementioned areas as Twisty and her mister.

    Up to and including theatre. I’m just thinking – we probably would have gone for Commedia Dell’Arte, if we were going for Theatre: Generic, as opposed to Comic Books: Heros. (Instead, we opted for Historical: Cavalier.)