We spent last weekend in Tucson for the wedding of my brother, Luke Sky Walker (yes, I’m serious) to the lovely Jen Rak. Before you even ask the question, I will answer it for you. Yes, it was hot. On the day they got married, it was 107 degrees.
But it was fitting that the Jedi knight would choose to have the most important day of his life in a place that was similar both in climate and topography to his home planet, Tatooine.
The theme carried over to every element of Luke and Jen’s wedding, from the setting (the Tucson Botanical Gardens) to their wedding cake (prickly pear with cactus toppers, all made by Jen). And yes, he cut the cake using his lightsaber, of course.
The ceremony and reception were beautiful. Unfortunately, there were some unexpected guests at the wedding. I think this guy was related to Greedo, but I didn’t get a chance to ask him. Luckily we didn’t see any Sand People.
During our time in Tucson, we stayed at the Arizona Inn, a historic pink adobe resort that was built in 1930. The rambling buildings and wooden ladders reminded me more than a little of the Ewok Village.
Since it was so warm, we spent most of our time at the pool. Boy, did we encounter some strange creatures there. I swear, it was like the Mos Eisley Cantina!
But perhaps the best part about being at a wedding that was hotter than Jabba’s sail barge was the fact that there was free ice cream, every day, for everyone. I am totally not kidding. Book your rooms at the Arizona Inn today.
And congratulations to Mr. and Mrs. Luke Sky Walker.
More photos from Tucson.