A Movie-Themed Wedding at the Museum of the Moving Image in Long Island City, New York

For self-proclaimed movie buffs Liz Rosado (31 and a lawyer) and Adam Howard (34 and a researcher), getting hitched at the Museum of the Moving Image in Long Island City, New York was a no-brainer—they'd also had their first date there. “Even though we aren’t native New Yorkers, there was no doubt that Adam and I would get married in the city we love,” Liz says. “MoMI is a special place for us and also a stunning venue. We loved the clean, modern look of the reception space, and our ceremony was in a movie theater, which we found irresistible.” But the biggest selling point for the couple wasn't getting hitched in true cinematic fashion. The museum stayed open on the day of, so guests could explore. And the museum had a vintage arcade game exhibit, giving the couple's friends and family the opportunity to play games such as Ms. Pac-Man and NBA Jam when they needed a break from the dance floor. From start to finish, movie magic was incorporated into every aspect of the day. While guests waited for Liz and Adam to arrive at the ceremony, personalized movie trivia played on the big screen. The ceremony opened with music from the "Rocky" soundtrack and a vintage “Let’s all go to the lobby” animated program signaled the start of cocktail hour. "Star Wars" characters Han and Leia and their quotes “I love you” and “I know” served as the topper to the couple’s Momofuku Milk Bar wedding cakes, and Liz even surprised Adam by having a group of their friends sing “Take You Back” from "Rocky." “Since we were lucky to be getting married at MoMI, we included movie elements and feature films that were meaningful to our relationship—such as 'Rocky,' which is our favorite movie, or the James Bond films, which we watched together and chronicled on my movie blog,” Adam says. Vintage film reels took the place of traditional table numbers, and each table corresponded with one of the couple’s favorite James Bond movies. They even had a personalized marquee light for the occasion that read: “Together we can rule the galaxy”—a famous Darth Vader quote. A tip from Liz and Adam: “Plan, plan, plan! Then hire a professional who you know will execute those plans. We knew that we didn’t want to be distracted by the logistics on the day of our wedding, so hiring Leah of Color Pop Events was one of the best decisions we made. She made sure our plans and designs were carried out exactly as we had envisioned—or better!—and we were able to enjoy the magic of our wedding because we knew we were in very capable hands.” —Libby MacCarthy