Skip to comments.Star Wars Inspires Couple's Bizarre Sci-Fi Wedding
Posted on 05/05/2009 12:52:40 AM PDT by nickcarraway
A couple's obsession with Star Wars inspired them to theme their wedding on the blockbuster films with the groom playing Han Solo and the bride Princess Leia.
Duncan Thomson, 41, and Sammi Gardiner, 39, got married in an unusual ceremony surrounded by friends and family all dressed as characters from the sci-fi movies. In a pun on the films' famous phrase, "may the force be with you", they chose Monday as the date for the service, so they could bill it as "May the 4th be with you".
The couple, from the Isle of Wight, even invited the movie's director George Lucas, who wrote back to them saying he was unable to attend.
However, despite his absence, the bride and groom tied the knot as the film's hero and heroine, exchanging vows themed on their favourite scenes.
During the wedding in Shanklin on the island, Mr Thomson told his bride: "I promise to protect you from carbon freezing and promise to protect you from the Dark Side, through hyperspace and into the far reaches of the galaxy." The couple were joined by Mr Thomson's son Kieren, 18, who, as best man, played the part of Solo's sidekick Chewbacca the wookie.
His daughter Charlotte, 20, carried out her duties as head bridesmaid while acting out the part of Queen Padme Amidala.
Evil villain Darth Vader, played by friend Dan Cawpheray, delivered readings in the style of the Star Wars scripts, flanked by two Imperial Stormtroopers.
He told the congregation: "Members of the Galactic Empire, Duncan and Sammi met a long time ago, in a place far, far away. The force is strong with these two.
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“She’s rich. She could pay you any amount you can think of.”
“I dunno, kid. I can think awfully big!”
“You scruffy looking nerf herder!”
May da schwartz be with you!!!
I see your schwartz is as big as mine...
Therefore, there's absolutely nothing weird, bizarre or strange about this wedding.
“You came in that? You’re braver than I thought...”
A couple's obsession with Star Wars inspired them to theme their wedding on the blockbuster films with the groom playing Luke Skywalker and the bride Princess Leia.