A 45 year man identified as Eric Holder is set to marry his former stepmother after months of battling with French authorities.
Eric Holder, will marry his father’s former wife 48-year-old Elisabeth Lorentz in the small village of Dabo in Alsace-Lorraine, in northeastern France.
Although the couple are not blood relatives, French law prohibits all unions between stepchildren and step-parents.
The couple pleaded their case through the courts only to receive a signed letter from President Francois Hollande last year reconfirming that such marriages are banned.
They finally obtained the right to marry from a local court in north-east France in June.
The prosecutor's office opposed the decision but did not appeal.
Bride-to-be Elisabeth said: “At last, it's the big day! I simply hope that our story will be useful to other couples in our situation, because I know there are some.”
But there are no hard feelings from her former husband - and her fiancé’s father - who will be among the 100 or so guests on the big day.
"He has always supported us," Elisabeth added.