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Dreamworld are pleased to announce a Star Wars themed wedding as part of the Stormtrooper Weekend festivities when Darth Vader and his faithful minions descend on Dreamworld for the fifth time over the weekend of May 3 and 4.
The engaged couple, Richard and Anna from Hervey Bay will say their "I do's" in a Star Wars themed wedding on International Star Wars Day (May 4).The Empire Strikes Back film will provide a backdrop and the ceremony will take place in the Dreamworld Cinema in the presence of several Star Wars characters.
Star Wars fanatic and groom-to-be, Richard Scopelliti says of their wedding plans, "I chose the universally symbolic May the 4th Star Wars celebration date so I will never forget my wedding anniversary. This way I can avoid the doghouse or in Star Wars terms being thrown in the Sarlacc Pit!"
Dreamworld's Stromtroopers Weekend was first held in 2010 with a modest gathering of 38 troopers. With more than 130 Star Wars characters expected this weekend, the annual gathering has grown to the largest event of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere.
Across the weekend, guests can enjoy a daily Stormtrooper parade at 12noon, participate in Jedi Academy lightsabre lessons and relish some good old fashioned lightsabre dueling.
For the die-hard enthusiasts, an iconic Imperial Fleet TIE (Twin Ion Engine) Fighter made entirely out of balloons and reaching an impressive 3.5 metres high will be on display. The creation is the brain child of The Balloon Dude's Damian Bryant and a team of 12 people will work around the clock for two days to complete the project.
LEGO building volunteers, BrisBricks will be showcasing three Star Wars film scenes made out of LEGO, including the iconic Death Star Trench Run, which will measure 1.8metres in length.
Volunteers from the Starlight Children's Foundation will be collecting donations from guests, and Dreamworld will donate a percentage of funds raised from official Stormtrooper photographs sold across the weekend to the charity.
All young children are also invited to come dressed as their favourite Star Wars character.