Back to the Future: the wedding

Hope you’ll forgive posting this personal stuff here — Matt already did.  I promised I’d supply media from the event, and here it is!  I’m posting here instead of my main blog because half the guests were ACA friends, thanks for coming.

We knew early on that we wanted to have a not-so-serious wedding, and we quickly settled on theming it after a certain movie series we’ve both loved for a long time.  We rented out the Alamo Drafthouse movie theater and screened Back to the Future 3, followed by this.






Lynnea as Clara Clayton, Russell as Doc Brown


Best man Gilbert Quintana as Marty McFly

Jay Davis as Biff Tannen, Jr.


My understudy



Script! (Contains links to audio cuts as well as the PowerPoint file we used to project “credits” on screen, just click them when they appear.)


  1. Tracy says

    Post-apocalyptic mutants, gun-toting ruffians – now that’s a wedding! Creative and hilarious. Looks like it was a lot of fun… congrats to you both.

  2. jamesclark says

    Congratulations guys – looks like a great wedding and some of the dialogue was beautiful :).

  3. rrpostal says

    Well, at least it wasn’t Weekend at Bernies or TMNT – The Movie. I never did like BttF much. I guess I have no room to talk, though. I had Han and Leia on top of my cake and my brother’s recent matrimony included an awesome Planet Express cake.

    Congrats, all.

  4. jacobfromlost says

    “shooting fish in a box”.

    That really made me smile.

    Now I’ll make like a tree, and get out of here.

  5. laughingmadly says

    like! i always enjoy weddings that are fun and representative of the couple, and secular of course! and Lynnea the purple dress is gorgeous and looks beautiful on you 🙂

  6. Comment1 says

    Hahah! This is great! Congratulations! That last picture though, I can’t help but feel that Russell’s crotch dominates the scene. DOMINATES!

  7. Wouter Rosario says

    Gotta love an original wedding. Congratulations to you both. It looks like you two are going to have a lot of fun together!

  8. Roxx says

    Please tell me that Lynnea didn’t change into some boring white dress for the reception and that the purple dress WAS the actual wedding dress, because it totally kicks ass! Not having been born here, I’ve never understood the Western preference for white wedding attire: white simply can’t convey joy the way bright colors can, in my opinion. As an Asian, I can’t help but commend Lynnea on her decision to wear purple.

  9. Mark says

    Love it, this is an awesome idea and I think you pulled off the costumes perfectly. I’ve never seen Lynnea until this video – only heard her voice on the NP radio show – but she looks great and I love the theme :p

    Congrats to you both!

  10. says

    Wow. The vows were just phenomenal. You guys look like you had a ton of fun. Congratulations to you both, and thank you for sharing something so personal with the readers. I only discovered the show recently and the blog this morning, and this was a pleasant surprise.

  11. Anton Ekstrand says

    I usually refrain from commenting on people’s looks in posts, but I’m simply blown away by how stunningly beautiful Lynnea is. Congrats to you both!