A Glam, Space-Themed Wedding at Woodstock Inn & Resort in Woodstock, Vermont

Kellie Gerardi (26 and a space-industry professional) and Steven Baumruk (38 and managing director at Northwind Partners) planned a fun-filled fete with quirky intergalactic elements and a palette of vibrant purple and glitzy silver hues for their early-September wedding in Woodstock, Vermont. “I work in the commercial spaceflight industry, and I’m quite passionate about space exploration, so we tried to incorporate that as much as possible,” Kellie says. “Included in our invitations was a mission patch custom-designed by NASA patch artist Tim Gagnon, so our guests were prepared for an adventure.” Kellie and Steven gathered their families and friends at Woodstock Inn & Resort for their personality-packed celebration, kicking off the festivities with an outdoor ceremony officiated by former NASA astronaut and International Space Station commander Michael Lopez-Alegria. Family and friends shared exploration-inspired readings, and the couple made their grand exit as a live string quartet played the "Star Wars" theme. “We surprised our guests by having a group of Storm Troopers escort us back up the aisle,” Kellie says. “They were kind enough to stick around and pose for formal pictures with us, which resulted in some amazing shots." The theme continued into the reception, where—with the help of Ford Flower—Kellie and Steven executed a showstopping starry-night theme. Shimmery silver linens graced the tables, calling to mind a clear night sky, while skyward-reaching arrangements of alliums, curly willows, snapdragons and orchids gave the tablescapes an out-of-this-world quality. Ghost chairs further achieved the ultramodern look Kellie and Steven were after, while the twinkling network of lights that hung from the ceiling of the reception tent gave the expansive space an air of whimsy and ambience. Guests sipped on cosmic cocktails before dinner and later struck a pose with playful "Star Wars"-inspired props at the couple’s photo booth. And a vibrant fireworks display brought the evening to a close. “I loved every one of wedding details,” Kellie says. “They reflected our playfulness, curiosity and sense of adventure.” —Libby MacCarthy