If you've ever felt like howling at the moon with despair over a friends Twilight obsession, you should just be thankful that they didn't marry a 6 foot piece of card with a face on it...
Unless, your friends name happens to be Lauren Adkins, because, I hate to break it to you, but she really did!
The 25-year-old blushing bride first fell head over heels for Edward Cullen after devouring the Twilight book series with a romantic fervour, but it was her first sighting of Robert Pattinson on screen that signalled the sweet sound of wedding bells.
Adkins explained that;
Leading man Edward was quiet and mysterious, yet superhuman and invincible. And so sexy.
I tore through the books and I queued outside the cinema when the film was released, desperate for my first glimpse of Edward. And when Robert Pattinson appeared on screen at midnight, he was perfect. I knew that very minute I wanted to marry him
Instead of going full stalker and making herself a nest in the hub cap of Rob's tour bus before ensnaring him, Adkin's sensibly focused her affections on a more realistic target instead...
A cardboard cut-out.
After buying her lover at a record shop for the bargain price of $20, Adkin's just couldn't stop thinking about doing more with her charismatic, dead-eyed beau. She explained;
I started thinking – the guys I’d dated before had all been so hopeless, I might as well have been with a cardboard cut-out. So where was the shame in taking him out with me?
Once Kate and Edward started touring the town together and became one of the most dazzling couples on the social circuit, Adkins decided they simply had to marry. She told The Mirror that;
A friend who thought I was going mad said one night: ‘If you love him so much why don’t you marry him?’ Her words rang in my ears. She was right. Why didn’t I?
Conveniently, Adkins and cardboard R-Patz both happened to reside in Las Vegas, and they had no problem finding a reputable chapel to pledge their lifelong love in.
Adkin's described her dream wedding to the press and revealed that it cost $2000, but it was totally worth the expense. She relived her big day by telling interviewers;
I walked down the aisle in January in the white wedding dress I've always dreamt of.
I held the reception at an art gallery and ordered champagne and a five-tier cake to share with my 50 guests. The day cost £2,000 but I didn't care – I wanted to do it properly.
We had our honeymoon in LA and I wanted us to climb up to the Hollywood sign together. I had to carry him, and we had to do it at night because he can’t be in the sun. But everyone makes sacrifices for the man they love, right?
This has to be a joke, right?!
Is this a joke?!
(Source: The Mirror)