When friends joked, "If you love Robert Pattinson so much, why don't you marry him?"
That's exactly what one Twilight fan did. Only, the real-life heartthrob wasn't available.
Lauren Adkins, 25, married a life-sized cut-out cardboard of Robert Pattinson in Las Vegas, reports 306nobs.
She would take “him” out in public with her and parade him around in front of her friends.
Eventually, her friends joked that she should just "marry the damn thing", so that’s exactly what she did.
The wedding took place at the Viva Las Vegas Wedding Chapel on the strip. She even had a reception at an art gallery with champagne, cake and 50 guests.
“For as long as I can remember I’ve been obsessed with romantic fairytale endings. When I was a child, I watched the Disney versions of Snow White and The Seven Dwarfs and Cinderella until the tapes wore out," Adkins shared.
Edward Cullen is one of the lead characters in Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, and Adkins is madly in love with him.
“It was different from any love story I’d seen before – after all, the leading character was as likely to suck your blood as open the door for you. I was obsessed.
“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.”