Congratulations are in order for Amanda Knox, who threw a wedding celebration over the weekend almost two years after legally marrying Christopher Robinson.
Knox and Robinson made it clear right from the proposal in November 2018 that they would be incorporating their love of space into their nuptials: Robinson asked Knox to marry him by saying, "Will you stay with me until the last star in the last galaxy burns out and even after that?" in an alien-themed proposal complete with a fake meteorite.
And they kept it going with the actual wedding ceremony, which was apparently "Star Wars" and space-themed. Guests were pictured donning all sorts of intergalactic costumes — although some opted for medieval and ancient Egyptian getups instead — during the Feb. 29 event, according to photos obtained by TMZ. As for the bride herself, she seemingly eschewed the typical white gown and was instead seen wearing Princess Leia-style buns, yellow patterned pants, and a corset-style top. The groom went for glitter face paint.
The ceremony was held at Elks Lodge in Burien, Washington, with about 100 guests in attendance. E! News reports. Guests snacked on popcorn, potato salad, and chips while sipping Bloody Marys and beer, and there was a Pompeii Wood Fired Pizza oven available for people to make personal pizzas.
"It was a fun afternoon and evening and a big costume party," a tipster told E! News.
Knox and Robinson made several headlines during their engagement. They controversially asked for guests to donate money to fund their wedding in lieu of a traditional wedding registry, requesting guests put cash toward items like costumes and special effects.
“We are paying for everything upfront ourselves,” Knox said in a statement defending herself. “And like many young couples today, we’ve replaced the traditional gift registry with a wedding fund. Thousands of people do this every year because traditional gift registries are outmoded — couples who already live together don’t need toasters and dishware.”
The couple's relationship was thrust in the spotlight again when news broke in August 2019 they had actually legally married in December 2018 — one month after their engagement.
“We filed paperwork to be legally married in December of last year to simplify our taxes and insurance. But we have not yet celebrated our wedding with our loved ones,” the couple said in a press release. “This is, frankly, no one's business but our own, and should be no more shocking than the fact that we've been living together for years.”
Knox rocketed to infamy when she was falsely accused of murdering her study abroad roommate Meredith Kreacher in Perugia, Italy in 2007. The case became a media spectacle with Knox's personal life splashed across the tabloids. She and her then-boyfriend, Raffaele Sollecito, were convicted of the crime, but would end up being acquitted, convicted again, and acquitted for a final time in 2015.
A third person, Rudy Guede, was ultimately convicted of killing Kercher and is currently serving out a 16-year sentence for the crime.
Knox currently lives in Seattle, where she hosts a podcast called "The Truth About True Crime" and speaks frequently on the criminal justice system. She also enjoys making hats, according to a 2019 profile in Cosmopolitan.
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