Batman Marries Wonder Woman in Superhero Wedding Bash

NEW YORK | Monday, August 2nd, 2010 11:44pm EDT

Chelsea Clinton’s wedding may have been the marriage-themed highlight of the weekend around the globe – for everyone but Neil and Sharon Vaughn, that is.

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While the daughter of Bill and Hillary Clinton opted for a beautiful gown by Vera Wang, the new Mrs Vaughn easily outshone her by making an entrance in a £100 Wonder Woman outfit, flanked by her Powerpuff Girl bridesmaids.

The couple and all their guests dressed as comic-book heroes and villains for the event at a countryside estate in Paignton, Devon.

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Sharon and Neil Vaughan decided to marry as Wonder Woman and Batman because they love wearing fancy dress. And if you are wondering what happened to the caped crusader’s sidekicks – Robin and the Joker were the best man and master of ceremonies.

Mrs Vaughan, 40, in red corset, blue hotpants, boots and a tiara and veil, made her entrance to the Wonder Woman theme tune.

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Her bridesmaids came as the PowerPuff girls while other guests included Superman, the Incredibles, Iron Man, the Incredible Hulk and Captain America. It did not seem to matter that the Batman outfit meant it was impossible to see most of the groom’s face.

And despite wearing anything but traditional outfits, the groom and his best man still had a flower pinned to their outfits just as they would have in a buttonhole.

Mr Vaughan, from Cullompton in Devon, said: “We are not particularly traditional and we wanted to have a fun day with our friends, so I suggested we have a themed wedding.”

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“I have always wanted to be Batman, ever since I was a little boy and Sharon said she had always wanted to be Wonder Woman,” he added. He spent £180 on his rubber Batman costume and his wife’s Wonder Woman outfit cost £100.

Mrs Vaughan, an administrator, said the pair had saved thousands on traditional wedding accessories by having their wacky ceremony.

“Our wedding was absolutely amazing and it cost us less than some couples would spend on just the dress,” she said. “We were not allowed to see each other’s costumes before the big day, but when I did see Neil he looked fantastic as Batman.”

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“We put a lot of effort into our costumes and our guests did as well. It was such a great day,” she added. Mr Vaughan, who owns a children’s entertainment business, proposed on Valentines Day. The couple, who have five children from previous relationships, will honeymoon in Australia.

Meanwhile, the ex-president’s daughter married her investment banker in a £2million ceremony in the village of Rhinebeck, New York state, in what the Clintons described as a ‘perfect day’. [via SWNS, Daily Mail and The Sun]

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