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Diocese of Llandaff
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Diocese of Llandaff
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Welsh church hosts Star Wars wedding and even the vicar dressed up

by Sophie Drew

A church in Wales has played host to a Star Wars wedding, with the vicar dressed up as Kylo Ren. 

Superfans Tina and Kevin Rankin tied the knot at St Catherine's Church, Pontypridd, a traditional Anglican church that was transformed into an alternative universe for the occasion. 

The groom is part of a charitable Star Wars organisation that dresses up as the 'bad guys' from the franchise to raise money for charity. 

When asked to preside over the wedding, Rev Charlotte Ruston was keen to join in on the fun, and asked to dress up as the son of Han Solo and Princess Leia, who appears in The Force Awakens. 

Rev Charlotte says, "Being a massive Star Wars fan myself, there was never any danger of me saying no to this wedding. 

"Tina and Kev were married almost 20 years ago in a registry office, and they especially wanted God's blessing upon their marriage, which I was delighted to give. 

"The whole day was full of fun and laughter. When Jesus talked about the fullness of life, I think that he was referring to days like this. 

"Even though we had fun and suspended reality to live in the Star Wars world for a short while, Jesus was at the centre of it all - just as he should be"

Tina said: "We are thankful for everyone at St Catherine's for helping us renew our wedding vows in a style which reflected not only our faith, but also our personalities and hobbies as well. 

"The whole day was full of joy and merriment. It was definitely a day no one will forget. We feel really blessed."

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