Here's an exclusive photo of newlyweds George Lucas and Mellody Hobson!
The visionary Star Wars filmmaker wed the Ariel Investments president before an intimate gathering at Skywalker Ranch, in Marin County, California, at 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 22.
The ceremony was officiated by journalist Bill Moyers, who famously interviewed the writer Joseph Campbell at Skywalker Ranch for a landmark documentary series in 1988. According to Arianna Huffington, who was in attendance, Moyers spoke so movingly that several married couples said afterward that they felt they'd renewed their own vows.
"It only takes one person to have met the love of your life," Moyers, who was a Baptist minister before launching his illustrious career in journalism, told the bride and groom. Moyers went on to quote the 13th-century Persian poet Rumi: "When I heard my first love story, I was thinking of you."
Lucas' longtime friend and collaborator Steven Spielberg gave the toast from the groom's side, joking that The Force finally had a name: Mellody. John W. Rogers, Hobson's fellow executive at Ariel Investments, spoke on behalf of the bride. And director Francis Ford Coppola read a poem by Maya Angelou.
Van Morrison flew in from Ireland to perform at the reception, which took place on the Skywalker Ranch soundstage. Janelle Monae also performed, and former New Jersey Senator Bill Bradley, who has known Hobson since she was 17, gave away the bride and offered a toast before the cake-cutting ceremony.