#MarriedinModCloth: Shonna & Buck

What do you get when Star Trek meets Mad Men? Shonna and Buck’s amazing ‘60s-style wedding—one that would both make geeks and vintage lovers swoon! Here, Shonna gives us the details about the big day and shares the inspiration behind her look.

Tell us how you met.
We met online about 5 years ago. I know online dating is huge now, but when we first started dating it was still a bit taboo! People would definitely be hesitant when we said we met via a dating website. However, if an algorithm can match you with your best friend, what can you not like! So after messaging online for a few weeks, I wanted to make sure I wasn’t being “catfished.” So I made him have a Skype date where we can have coffee and just get to know each other better. Soon after, we met for the first time and have been together ever since.

Any words of wisdom for couples who just got engaged?
My wise words for newly engaged couples is don’t sweat the small stuff.”  Always remember even through all the stress of picking decor, guest lists, and crafting in my case, that you get to marry your best friend! The coolest, yin to your yang. Your person. Never lose sight of what’s really important on that day. You and your Partner.

What was the style inspo for your look?
Our style inspiration for our wedding was “midcentury Star Trek” since my SO is a huge trekkie and I love all things ’60s/retro :). So I used the main color scheme of the original series, (yellow, red, and blue), added some Mad Men touches and lots of gold and BAM, our ’60s Star Trek wedding was born.

Describe your fave moment from the big day.
It’s a tie! One of my favorite moments from our wedding day was our first dance. We jive danced to “Crazy Little Thing Called Love” by Queen. It was just MAGIC! The other is when I saw my bridesmaids in their complete looks—made by my MOH and myself to mirror the uniforms for Star Trek. They came out perfectly!

Whose family got craziest on the dance floor?
I would have to say my family got the craziest on the dance floor! There was a point when my nephew was teaching the entire dance floor (including Grandparents) the “Cupid Shuffle.” Also, I think having all our families together dancing in a Soul Train is a memory that will last forever.

Live long and prosper, Shonna & Buck! Thank you for sharing your story.

+Shonna is wearing the Gilded Grace Lace Dress by Chi Chi London.
+Follow Shonna on Instagram.

Photos by The Santos & Co.


About Kat

Kat never met a mustard yellow dress she didn’t love. Make that mustard yellow anything, really—see profile pic as proof! In her free time, she loves to act in local theatre, sip old fashioneds, & beg friends to grab Ethiopian food with her. Who’s in?!

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    Chelle 01/13/2018 at 7:39 pm #

    What a beautiful day for everyone! I am in love with those red dresses. They keep catching my eye!

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    tt 01/30/2018 at 1:07 am #

    beautiful. Congrats to the cute couple!

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    Stephanie 02/02/2018 at 10:19 am #

    I love that the wedding party dresses, etc. are not ‘traditional’ and you went with a wedding so uniquely yours! I love the colors too!
    Congratulations and Live Long and Prosper!

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    mb 02/02/2018 at 12:35 pm #

    Made my day to take a break and see this…so lovely…congrats…wishing you a happy, healthy wedded life together!

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    Michelle 02/02/2018 at 12:43 pm #

    Beautiful and unique! Congratulations! Blessings your way ?

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    Michelle 02/02/2018 at 12:44 pm #

    Oops no question mark after blessings your way

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    Lorelei 02/02/2018 at 1:21 pm #

    LOVE LOVE LOVE. Great couple and story. Congrats

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    Babs G. 02/02/2018 at 1:43 pm #

    You all look absolutely gorgeous!!! Live long and prosper!!

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    Mia 02/02/2018 at 1:57 pm #

    Good God, this is a pretty bride.

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    Elizabeth 02/02/2018 at 6:57 pm #

    What a beautiful and uniquely stylish wedding, that reflects the couples’ individual tastes and interests. Live long and prosper, guys!!

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    Jennifer Cornell 02/03/2018 at 12:48 am #

    Fab wedding! Way to make it your own. Love this look. Lovely couple. This warmed my geeky, little heart!

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    S.w. 02/04/2018 at 9:26 am #

    Such a sweet story! Congrats to the happy couple ???

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    Bri 02/04/2018 at 5:55 pm #

    Lovely! Congratulations! <3

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