It was a dream come true for Rob when he married his beautiful wife, Kristen on December 25th, 2013 in a romantic ceremony in Italy surrounded by friends and family. The actor, best known for portraying the swoonworthy vampire, Edward Cullen in the Twilight franchise, had been in a relationship with Kristen since 2011. The pair have two children, daughter Violet, 2, and son Arthur, 4 months.

But it was the 35th birthday celebration of the British actor that made the dream a reality. Rob marked the occasion with a lavish party in London, England and invited his famous friends and family to join him. This included former co-stars from the Twilight saga and director Catherine Hardwicke who directed the first two movies in the franchise, as well as members of both the Cullen and Fell families who traveled from Ireland to attend the special birthday bash.

We’re going to give you a detailed rundown of Rob’s big night. So sit back and get ready to celebrate!

The Big Night: A Beautiful Romantic Story

The actor’s 35th birthday celebration was the perfect opportunity to reflect on his remarkable journey so far and to share with his loved ones his thanks and appreciation for their support during these past few years. Rob kicked off the night with a speech thanking his wife, family, and friends for all their help and support during his time in Hollywood. He then presented Kristen with a gorgeous golden birthday cake and lit the candles on it, much to the delight of the guests.

Next, Rob performed a duet with his wife, singing “Happy Birthday” and “Someday.” After the romantic number, Rob cut the cake and shared some more birthday treats with the audience, before inviting his guests to join him on stage for a photo opportunity.

Then came the moment everyone had been waiting for – the arrival of the couple’s two adorable children, Violet and Arthur. The gorgeous mom and dad looked radiant as they held their children close as they walked down the aisle to the strains of “Happy Birthday.” The moment the kids saw their parents on stage, they ran to them excitedly, hugging them tightly and planting kisses on their cheeks.

Rob then presented his wife with a gorgeous pearl necklace and a matching bracelet. He gave his daughter a big hug and whispered in her ear “I love you.” while Kristen and Violet shared a tender moment as the family took pictures with the newlyweds.

Family Dinner: A Sight To See

One of the highlights of the night was undoubtedly the celebration family dinner, which took place at the newlywed couple’s London home and was attended by some of their close friends and family. The evening was a truly special moment, with the actor’s parents, Tim and Diana, his sister Heather, and her husband, Joe, paying a heartfelt tribute to their favorite son and his beautiful bride. They toasted the newlyweds, wishing them many years of happiness together.

While Rob and Kristen enjoyed a private dinner with friends and family, the other invitees were treated to a lavish dinner of caviar blinis, smoked salmon, beef and broccoli, and chocolate cake. The meal was arranged according to the couple’s guest list with everyone seated at a U-shaped table and served by waiters in black tie. It was a beautiful sight to behold and a taste of things to come for Catherine and her husband, Andrew, who will host their own wedding celebration later this year.

Cake And Champagne: The Sign Of A Perfect Night

This year’s event also served as a prelude to the start of the couple’s new life together as husband and wife. After dessert, champagne was served and everyone had a chance to speak with the newlyweds privately. As the guests rose to leave, they were given gold balloons and chocolate-dipped strawberries as a memento of the night’s special celebration.

The following day, Rob wore a magnificent golden silk tie as he walked his daughter Violet to nursery school. The day was bookended by more family photos, with the star posing with his kids on a visit to London’s Natural History Museum. Later that evening, the actor’s parents hosted a dinner party at their home to celebrate their son’s special day.

Finally, it was time for the happy couple to leave London and start their married life together in Scotland. Rob, Kristen, and the kids arrived back at their newlywed home on January 4th, 2014 and have been getting ready for the wedding ceremony that will make them one happy family once again.

Wedding Plans

The newlyweds have been busy making plans for their big day. The actor and his wife picked out their wedding outfits last month and have been working hard to finalize the details of the wedding party. They are expected to walk down the aisle during the ceremony at midnight on December 24th, 2014 at the UK’s largest indoor wedding venue, the Glasgow Exhibition Centre. The famous finale of the Twilight Saga will be screened at the marriage ceremony and reception, along with the trailer for the upcoming Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens.

Speaking of the upcoming Star Wars movie, it was recently reported that the famous actor, Mark Hamill, who played Luke Skywalker in the original trilogy, has been diagnosed with stage four cancer. Hamill has also been credited with making a cameo appearance in the new Star Wars movie, The Force Awakens as the ghost of Luke Skywalker. The 67-year-old actor is set to begin chemotherapy treatments as soon as this month.

A Special Message From Edward

We’re sure many of you were saddened by the passing of actor/director/producer, Edward Cullen, on October 20th, 2014. The Twilight Saga’s most recognizable character died at the age of 64 and left behind a legacy that continues to this day. The most recent in a long list of Twilight co-stars to pay tribute to the legendary actor was Twilight’s final installment, The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2013).

The latest installment in the Twilight franchise was released in theaters on November 18th, 2014 and is now available on Blu-ray and DVD. The film features an all-star cast, including members of the original Twilight cast who are returning for the sequel. The cast also includes newcomers like Brooklyn Decker, Billie Lourdes, and Odeya Rush.

The new film takes place several months after the events of The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn – Part 2 (2013), as Bella, now eight months pregnant, tries to live a normal life. Director Bill Condon has said that he based the story on the real-life experiences of one of the film’s producers. He explained “When I first met [co-producer and writer] Nikki [Goldbergh], she told me a story about waiting until she was 32 years old to have a baby… So I thought this was an amazing tale and the perfect material to base an entire movie on.”

In the years since Twilight was released, fans have shown their love and devotion to the franchise by creating an entire world dedicated to Edward, Bella, and their children. There are even a few fan clubs devoted to the legendary vampire, whose image graced the covers of millions of books around the world.

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of Twilight, the New York Film Academy and the American Institute of Stress commissioned a report on the stress levels of some of the franchise’s biggest fans. The report’s authors found that fans of the Twilight saga experience significant drops in their mental health and well-being. The study’s lead author, Dr. Travis Stoll, notes: “What we found is that these fans experience a greater degree of anxiety and depression than people who haven’t seen the films. They also experience greater stress than people who love other franchises. This is especially concerning because the symptoms of anxiety and depression can be alleviated through therapy and medication. Perhaps more importantly, the stress that these fans experience can lead to serious health issues. For example, people who experience a great deal of stress have a much higher risk of heart disease.”