Fans of the Twilight series were out in force Monday night to celebrate the premiere of the series' penultimate installment, Breaking Dawn: Part 1, at the Nokia Theatre in Los Angeles.

Stars Robert Pattinson, Kristen Stewart, Taylor Lautner, Ashley Greene, and Peter Facinelli attended the packed event, at which fans uproariously applauded key scenes, especially the highly anticipated wedding between Pattinson's Edward and Stewart's Bella. Stewart, looking svelte in a leggy blue J. Mendel gown, spoke of her fond memories shooting the scene. "It was just what I was hoping for," she said, according to USA Today. "I wanted to remember it as an experience to treasure without any neurotic actory weirdness."

Fans were also enthusiastic about watching the two main characters get down and dirty for the first time. While filming the love scene, Stewart was reportedly "as nervous as Bella would be, but Rob had her back the whole time. They're so protective of each other," director Bill Condon said.

If you're a true Twilight fan, you won't have to be told to stick around when the credits begin to roll. There will be a sneak peek at what the final installment, Twilight: Breaking Dawn, Part 2, will have in store when it emerges onto the big screen a year from now, in November of 2012. You only have to wait another few days for Part 1, though — it hits theaters this Friday, November 18.

Watch a clip from the star-studded premiere here:

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