Obsessive Twilight fan Lauren Adkins always knew the film's vampire hero was a cut above her other boyfriends. So, rather than having Edward Cullen's poster on her wall, the 24-year-old is marrying a cardboard image of him in Las Vegas.
She's booked the minister, flowers and cake and there will be 50 guests attending.
She bought her groom for £15 from a record shop in November 2010 and they've hardly spent a day apart. 'It's a beautiful, escapist fantasy, and I'm living it,' she said. 'I've also got the invitations sorted, and even have a beach honeymoon planned for me and my vampire hubby.
'I'm going through all the steps a normal bride does. It's absolutely real.'
Sadly, she had to forgo a formal proposal from her inflexible lover played by Robert Pattinson.
'I didn't ask him to marry me out loud, I didn't have to,'
said the art student.
'And I knew by his silence he'd said yes. Of course he'd say "yes".'
News of the £2,000 wedding has spread in her home town of Memphis, Tennessee. 'My friends and family think I'm bonkers,' she said.
'A few of my ex-boyfriends found out and they're surprised I'm taking things this far, but they've always known I'm a massive romantic.'
The wedding will be at the Viva Las Vegas chapel on January 26.