The look of it has to be designed so precisely for how youre going to shoot it. Then you have to worry about things like the score, the soundtrack, the dialogue. It was like planning a real wedding. These fictional ceremonies tend to be almost a year in the making, with writers plotting out the when and how they will happen from the beginning of a new season. And just as with a real wedding, theres compromise. Scorpion saw scheduling conflicts shift its wedding location about 15 times (it finally ended up, in keeping with the shows MacGyver-esque feel, as a makeshift ceremony in a diner parking lot), while Vancouvers rainy February weather made an outdoor location impossible for the Once nuptials. And when it comes to the guest list for a televised wedding, producers say its best to keep the event small. We dont know who their friends are or their family, so we really didnt want those characters there because then wed have to make them into [full] characters and we dont have time for that, says Scorpion executive producer Nicholas Wootton. The more we could make it an isolated, insular event, the more intimate and the more fun it would feel and we could concentrate on our own people. Being married myself and having gone through a wedding, you realize its as tough, if not tougher, in terms of the logistics It was like planning a real wedding. -Adam Horowitz Like a real wedding, what the brides and grooms would wear to walk down the aisle is specifically chosen for their style. Hook got a black velvet suit instead of a regular tux; Morrison was very involved in selecting Emmas Grace Kelly-inspired gown. On Scorpion, the showrunners wanted Eddie Kaye Thomas to get married in the same tuxedo he wore in American Pie, says executive producer Nick Santora. Down to his Converse sneakers, hes wearing the same exact clothes. His bride, Happy, wore her signature black combat boots with her dress.
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