A Star Wars mad bride and groom had the force behind them when they were joined at their wedding by a wookie and TWO Darth Vaders.
Lee Bowdler and Pip Stephenson fulfilled their destiny as they said their I do’s and proved they are the Obi-Wans for each other.
A stormtrooper stood guard at the ceremony while a wookie, two Darth Vaders, an Imperial Guard and Princess Leia arrived to join the celebrations.
Lee and his bride Pip are both members of the East Midlands Garrison, a Star Wars “cosplay” organisation based in Derby.
Groom Lee, dressed in a cream jacket and red cravat, said: “I just thought it would be nice for the area and might put a smile on people’s faces.
“Pip wasn’t into it to start with but now she loves it and dresses up as a Shadowtrooper and a Twilek.”
Bride Pip, in a beautiful sequinned dress with a train as long as an Imperial Star Destroyer, said: “We just wanted all our family and friends see us doing what we like to do.
“And it also means that everybody doesn’t have to go out and buy a new outfit.”
The group get together every fortnight to attend conventions and raise money for good causes.
When the couple, of Selstone, were to be married, the chance of having a Star Wars themed wedding was too good to pass up.
Darth Vader, aka Glenn Baggaley, who was there with his wife Paula, said: “We’re just a group of people who are really passionate about Star Wars.
“We just love it but the wife isn’t as into it as I am – I don’t know why.”