‘TIL DARTH DO US PART For­get your bride and prej­u­dice! Meet the cou­ples sabre-ing the mo­ment at their wacky wed­dings

The Sunday Mail (Queensland) - - NEWS - SO­PHIE CHIRGWIN THOMAS MOR­GAN

FROM hav­ing Darth Vader in your wed­ding party to Su­per Mario themed wed­ding bou­quets, th­ese are some of Queens­land’s wack­i­est wed­dings.

Th­ese bride and grooms had such a love of film, TV and nov­els such as Star Wars, Alice in Won­der­land and Doc­tor Who that they in­cor­po­rated ev­ery lit­tle el­e­ment they could into their spe­cial day.

Pe­tra and An­drew Wage­maker took their Star Wars fan­dom to a galac­tic level by bring­ing stormtroop­ers, lightsabres and even the evil Sith in the wed­ding party.

“We both love Star Wars, we live and breathe it,” Ms Wage­maker said. “All as­pects of our lives some­how al­ways come back to Star Wars, whether it be a ran­dom quote or ref­er­ence slipped into con­ver­sa­tion.

“I think it was just our des­tiny.”

An­other cou­ple recre­ated their favourite Tim Bur­ton pro­duc­tion, Alice in Won­der­land. Ash­lea and Glenn Cald­well’s fairy­tale-themed wed­ding took a year to plan and was com­plete with quirky tea cups, pots and dec­o­ra­tions from op shops.

Ms Cald­well ditched the flow­ers for a bou­quet made en­tirely out of pages in the Alice in Won­der­land and Through the Look­ing Glass nov­els.

“It took a cou­ple of months, and ... that’s some­thing we can keep for­ever,” she said. Brit­tney Mu­rakami also had an un­con­ven­tional wed­ding bou­quet which she made – it was Su­per Mario themed. She mar­ried her part­ner Michael at Movie World, where they had their cer­e­mony in the Hall of Jus­tice and their re­cep­tion in the Scooby Doo ride with a night of roller­coaster fun for their guests. “We had a videothemed wed­ding. My part­ner and I are ab­so­lutely mas­sive gamers, so I did all the graphic de­sign for our wed­ding in­vi­ta­tions and they were PlayS­ta­tion 4 themed,” she said.

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