With Star Wars: The Force Awakens smashing box office records since being released worldwide last week, we can all be assured that the hype won’t die down soon.
Fans across the globe have been changing their Facebook profiles, posting their theater experience and short reviews, wearing their Star Wars shirts, brandishing merchandise they’ve purchased, and more.
Now if there’s one thing you should know about hardcore Star Wars geeks is that they are, well, pretty hardcore.
Take it from this couple who recently tied the knot and decided to ditch the traditional first dance for something much cooler – a lightsaber duel.
You can watch the video here:
Uploaded on YouTube by user Joeyblondewolf2, the short clip has already gained over 661,000 views on the said video-sharing site. The Force is indeed strong with this groom and bride!
Common Wedding Traditions
In 2014, Glamour published an interesting article on their blog entitled “Who Knew? 10 Surprising Facts About Wedding Traditions.”
For example, Glamour pointed out that rings are worn on the fourth finger for a reason. In the past, people believed that “a vein in that finger led directly to the heart.”
Queen Victoria is known for starting the tradition for brides to wear white dresses for weddings. She set the trend back in 1840 and since then, brides across the world have mostly worn white for their big day.
The wearing of veils, on the other hand, has Greek and Roman roots. In the past, people believed that a wearing a veil protects a bride from evil spirits.
The popular phrase “tying the knot,” however, can be traced to Celtic, Hindu, and Egyptian traditions. In those areas, the hands of the groom and bride are tied together as a symbolic way of emphasizing the importance of having a strong commitment to each other.