Klingon Wedding

Great Britain held their first ever Klingon wedding at the Star Trek convention last week. Over 17,000 Trekkies flocked to London’s ExCel centre for the Convention, including one happy couple. They were inspired by an episode of “Star Trek: Deep Space Nine,” in which Klingon character Worf marries science officer Jadzia Dax in a traditional Klingon ceremony.
Wondering what the ceremony looked like? Apparently the bride wore a floor-length red robe with a diamante headdress, matching her fiancee. Prosthetic foreheads with deep wrinkles and stringy black manes completed the look.

They walked down the aisle to three bangs of a gong. The altar was decorated with screens and a throne made from animal bone and hide. The celebrant conducted the wedding ceremony in English and included some phrases in Klingon.  In fact, they exchanged part of their vows in Klingon, which is a guttural-sounding language similar to Welsh.

And no, the ceremony is not binding – the couple still had to be married legally in a civil ceremony.


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