June 13 2024


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Lucky Trek Couple Marries

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A couple who won a Star Trek wedding at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia were married last night on the bridge of the USS Enterprise.

Brad Siegel and Kate Erwin, who met at a Star Trek convention in 2006, were married by a “Vulcan-speaking” Buddhist priest and surrounded by green faeries and dark angels.

“We were so lucky to win this,” said Erwin. The pair was chosen from among the fifteen couples who entered to win the Star Trek-themed wedding. “We never would have married without the show and it’s so awesome to have done so on the replica set.”

“It was so meaningful to see family dressed in Star Trek garb, supporting us in the one thing that plays such a big part in our lives,” said Siegel.

After the ceremony, with Michael Giacchino‘s score playing in the background, the couple went on to enjoy the rest of their wedding prize package, which included a champagne toast, a wedding cake, a four-hour private party at the Star Trek exhibit with up to eighty friends and two nights at the Hyatt Regency Philadelphia at Penn’s Landing.


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