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‘Star Trek’ Legend George Takei Weds Longtime Partner


George Takei, best known for playing Mr. Sulu in the “Star Trek” TV and film franchise, has married longtime partner Brad Altman. Get the wedding details.

“Star Trek” favorite George Takei married his partner of 21 years, Brad Altman, on September 14, 2008. The 5:30 p.m. nuptials took place at the Japanese American National Museum in downtown Los Angeles in front of 200 guests. A Buddhist priest led the ceremony, held in the courtyard of the museum as guests stood in a circle surrounding the couple. Takei’s “Star Trek” costars Nichelle Nichols and Walter Koenig were the maid of honor and best man. Following a sake ceremony, the couple recited their vows and exchanged silver and turquoise wedding bands designed by a Navajo silversmith. Guests cheered and raised their hands in the air as a Scottish bagpipe player led the recessional and everyone shot streamers into the air. The reception took place in the lobby of the museum and included a strawberry wedding cake and Japanese tea confections made from sweet bean paste.

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