An Australian couple took Yoda's words to heart — "Do or do not. There is no try." — by saying "I do" just before the new Star Wars movie opened.
The couple got married as they waited in line for the first screening of Star Wars: the Force Awakens in Hollywood.
The franchise fans, Andrew Porters and Caroline Ritter, were chosen by the TCL Chinese Theatre to have their wedding ceremony performed outside, (by a minister dressed as a Jedi and offering many Star Wars quips), just before the movie premiered.
The bride, attired in a wedding dress reminiscent of Princess Leah’s costume in the franchise, was given over to the groom by a man clothed as Darth Vader.
"For this day, I was her father, and I believe Andrew can take good care of her. If he does not, he'll answer to me," was the ominous message of the once heroic Jedi Knight to the groom.
The cake table was decorated with Star Wars-themed props, the bride’s bouquet was on a lightsaber and the happy couple cut the cake with a lightsaber knife.
Die-hard fans camped outside the movie theater for two weeks with dozens of other enthusiasts of the franchise.
Following the wedding, IMAX donated a $5,000 check to the Starlight Children’s Foundation, an institute for terminally ill kids, in the couple’s names.
Their parents weren’t able to book a flight from Australia but the hoard of fans more than made up for that.
“It’s the dawn of a new Star Wars era,” says the enthusiastic bride. “It feels perfect.”