The Force is strong with Aussie couple Caroline Ritter and Andrew Porters who will marry at the official world premier of the hotly anticipated new Star Wars film, The Force Awakens – and Darth Vader will be walking the bride down the aisle.
The NSW couple will marry on December 17 outside Hollywood’s iconic TCL Chinese Theater where the latest Star Wars flick will premiere.
The fanatical Star Wars devotees were chosen by the theatre to have their nuptials performed on the big day (by a celebrant named ‘Obi’ Sean, nonetheless) and will declare their vows just before the first screening.
They will be surrounded by hoards of fellow enthusiasts who will, undoubtedly, be dressed in their finest intergalactic attire.
The bride. 34, says she’ll be wearing a classic white dress but there’s no news on whether by classic she means Princess Leia classic or Princess Grace classic.
We do know, however, her wedding gown will feature a crafty Star Wars tribute: hand-made crystal X-Wing starfighters.
The couple, who have been dating for eight years, have been camping outside the theatre since December 5 (!!) with a group of more than 100 equally die-hard Star Wars zealots.
“It was the theatre’s idea,” Caroline told Mashable. “They asked if anyone was interested in getting married here on the premiere date.
“This theatre changed my life in 2002. It was the perfect spot for us,” said Caroline who has partaken in the theatre’s Lining Up for Star Wars events in both 2002 and 2005, “The family and friendships we’ve made, that’s why I keep coming back. TCL have been fantastic to let us do this.
“This is a dream come true.”
Local Hollywood businesses have chipped in to make the couple’s big day even more authentic. Ice cream chain Baskin-Robbins is supplying a Star Wars-themed wedding cake, while a local hotel will provide the Hunter Valley couple a suite on the night of their wedding.
Sadly, Caroline’s father can’t walk her down the aisle, however, she found the perfect replacement: Star Wars’ most famous father, Darth Vader.
“My dad hates flying, even for my own wedding, but it will be live streamed so he can still see it.”
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