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Who was that holy man, anyways?

Apparently it was Pontifex Maxiron Agolerga of the secluded Brotherhood of Cognizance who married Padmé and Anakin (under the names Veré and Set) at the end of Attack of the Clones. The pontifex's story came together as part of starwars.com's "What's the Story?" feature allowing fan club members to create the backstory for several obscure characters.

Now you know.

moonspinner did a missing scene story featuring Padmé and the holy man years ago before his story was filled out in the starwars.com Database. I really liked her story, but this one works well, too.
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What a mouthful of a name, LOL.

It makes sense and all with the alias names and the secluded Brotherhood, but it feels so - not legit. Like it wouldn't be considered legal because of some fraud loophole.

LOL, I am thinking too much about this.
Or maybe I have had my own idea(s) about their secret wedding for so long.
It does sound like that made things too secret, doesn't it? If it was such a secretive brotherhood, you think it would be okay for them to use their real names, since practically noone would know about it. Just another note in a dusty old ledger in the corner of the Brotherhood's massive library. The question is does the Naboo government recognize marriages done by the Brotherhood? If somebody found out about it, or if Anakin and Padmé changed their minds, could it easily be annulled?

And with no document with their names on it, what's the use in going through with a ceremony? And how are Leia and Anakin suppose to find out about their parents' marriage?

Once again the EU spoils everyone's fun. :p
Those are all great questions.
That thing said something about those types of Brothers having the legal right to perform marriages but then I agree about using their real names. If it is filed in some dusty library who cares, right?

or if Anakin and Padmé changed their minds, could it easily be annulled?

It so could be. Or why even go through the motions. They could just deny it ever took place because, hey, their real names aren't on record.

And as for Leia and Luke finding out about the legality of their parents marriage, forget it.
They might as well go on the assumption that they are illegitimate. :(

But I was skimming through the Dark Nest books to read the parts with the R2 recordings and it seems the Skywalkers & Solos were jumping to the conclusion that they were married. And I was saying to myself, how do they know that for sure?

I have a head ache now. LOL
...were jumping to the conclusion that they were married. And I was saying to myself, how do they know that for sure?

Do they know that Jedi weren't "allowed to love" at the time their parents were together? Typically a couple in love would be married when they have children, so that could be why they made that assumption. Calling themselves illegitimate would, from a certain point of view, be a form of denying their Skywalker heritage, something they never do in the post-ROTJ era.

Oddly enough, it seems that they've denied their Amidala/Naberrie heritage more than their Skywalker heritage. I stopped paying attention to the EU in the middle of the Dark Nest series, so I don't know if they've tried to cover that part of their heritage, but I'm guessing that they didn't.

Now I have a headache, too. :p
Do they know that Jedi weren't "allowed to love" at the time their parents were together?

I don't know what they know and don't of the Jedi in that era. :(

Calling themselves illegitimate would, from a certain point of view, be a form of denying their Skywalker heritage, something they never do in the post-ROTJ era.

I never thought about it that way.
As far as I know they looked into Padmé's history as a Queen & Senator .
I don't know if they have tried to uncover more.

I do know that Leia and Pooja have "reconnected". I read that they spoke after Leia discovered they were cousins & they were surprised, obviously but also because they knew each other for years as fellow Senators in the Imperial senate (Pooja represented Naboo)
I dunno... To me that whole story says, "I wasn't feeling too creative, so I just decided to transplant a Catholic monastery into the GFFA, and give the holy man one of the Pope's titles." Meh. I feel that more could have been done with that. But oh well. That's just me, I guess.