It’s the event the world has been waiting for: You are hereby invited to the wedding of Isabella Marie Swan and Edward Anthony Masen Cullen.
MTV got their hands on the official “Breaking Dawn” wedding invitation that was used in the movie for Bella and Edward’s nuptials. And if you caught the red-carpet pre-show during the “America’s Best Dance Crew” finale, then you’ve already seen it with your own two eyes. Outlined in lavender and with the Cullen seal in wax embedded on the envelope, MTV has the exclusive invite to the wedding of the century.
“Together with their families, [Bella and Edward] request the honor of your presence at the celebration of their marriage,” the invitation reads.
“I think that it’s really interesting that they don’t include the parents’ names,” Kallie Matthews of Twilight Series Theories said. “That’s very traditional for most families to have father and the mother’s name and actually the parents inviting the invitees to the wedding. In this case, it kind of makes me wonder if Charlie is really upset about the wedding happening, and the Cullens then decided not to put their names on the invite out of respect.”
Also of note, the wedding date has been pushed forward from when it happened in the book — our deductive math skills reveal the wedding technically took place in 2006 — and is now occurring on Saturday, August 13, 2011, at 5 p.m.
“A lot of people had an idea of when the wedding would be, but now having this firm date, it’s going to be huge,” said Kara Hassell of Twilighters Anonymous. ” ’Twilight’ fans screaming, you’ll hear them from your house, they’ll be everywhere. It will be a big date, there will be lots of parties, especially because the movie doesn’t come out until later this year, so people will be looking for something to celebrate.”
If you feel like honoring that time frame with a visit to Forks, Washington, then you will be happy to know that the wedding is officially taking place at 420 Woodcroft Avenue. Unfortunately, based on a quick Google Maps search, that location doesn’t actually exist, but maybe Summit Entertainment will work their magic to make it happen.
Definitely the coolest part of the invitation, though, is the official Cullen crest emblazoned on the wax seal on the envelope. Check your local Hot Topics to see if the Cullen crest becomes the next piece of “Twilight” merchandise that everyone starts sealing their letters with.
“The seal is really cool. I really love the color and the context on the seal,” said Laura Byrne-Cristiano of Twilight Lexicon. “It’s got the Cullen crest that we first saw with the first ’Twilight’ movie and it’s a really nice, rich color. It looks really cool. I like that a lot.”
“The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 1” hits theaters November 18, 2011.
Will wizards, vampires or dream thieves steal the 2011 MTV Movie Awards? Find out Sunday, when the 20th annual show airs live at 9 p.m. ET/PT. Tune in at 7:30 p.m. ET/PT for the “America’s Best Dance Crew” finale and Movie Awards pre-show, loaded with live action from the red carpet, exclusive movie clips and a special edition of “After Hours.”