While we were preparing to ring in the new year, a monumental event occurred that altered the landscape of not just one, but two industries; fashion and film. On December 31, 2019, Hollywood’s most fashionable couple, Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson, wed in a private ceremony at London’s St. George’s Church, followed by a celebration at London’s historic, royalty-filled, Balmoral Castle.
The event was of epic proportions. Many of Hollywood’s most elite were in attendance, including Emily Blunt, Rebecca Ferguson, Saoirse Ronan, Daisy Wu, and Sienna Miller. The guest list also featured a who’s who of the fashion world, including Ralph and Cristina Lauren, Dior, and Gucci.
But what was perhaps even more special about the wedding of celebrity couple Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson was the fact that it was the first royal wedding to take place in London since Charles and Diana celebrated 65 years of marriage back in 2018. The couple was also joined by their kids, Bo and Louis, for the special day.
The newlyweds kicked off their special day with a ride down the aisle in an elaborate wedding coach. The coach itself was decked out with bunting, glowing lanterns, and blooming flower bouquets—a truly luxurious way to begin a married life with your true love. After the ceremony, guests walked down the grand staircase, and into the newlyweds’ reception, which was held within the magnificent setting of the Balmoral Castle’s Great Gallery.
So, what kind of dress did Kristen Stewart wear on her big day? Was she an elegant princess, as so many have conjectured? Or was she something more along the lines of her character, Bella Swan, from the smash hit Twilight series? Here’s what we know so far.
The Wedding Ring
While we don’t know the exact design of Kristen Stewart’s engagement ring, we do know that the former actress wore a sapphire-studded band, designed by Fred Ikle and set with diamond accents. The ring is reminiscent of the iconic diamond and sapphire ring that Stewart’s character, Bella, wears in Twilight.
The couple chose to have their wedding ceremony and reception at St. George’s Church in London, which is the venue for Prince William and Kate Middleton’s upcoming engagement party. The church is also the setting for the Duchess of Cambridge’s big day this year.
The Wedding Dress
According to various media reports, Stewart wore a custom-made creation by the designer David Beckham. The dress is called the Diorsignature Mavi Dress, and it’s modeled on the intricate Mavi pattern that comes as part of the designer’s spring/summer 2021 collection. Here’s the thing: we don’t exactly know what style of dress Stewart wore because, as we mentioned, the designer has kept pretty mum about it.
The one thing we can say for sure is that the dress is stunning. We can also say that it’s likely a long-sleeved dress with thin, spaghetti straps and an intricate bodice. It’s safe to assume that David Beckham has designed a wedding dress that’s fit for a princess. What isn’t available to debate is the fact that Stewart looks absolutely radiant in the dress.
Once the wedding day festivities drew to a close, the newlyweds took a brief but sweet weddingmoon trip to Paris. It seems that the fashion designer Kenzo has crafted a gorgeous honeymoon dress for Stewart, patterned after a cape worn by Audrey Hepburn in the film, The Breakfast at Tiffanys. The dress is set to be worn on the actress’ big day during the week-long celebration of her 40th birthday, which takes place in October 2021.
It’s well-known that Stewart has a thing for all things feminine and frilly. Before her wedding day, the actress tweeted a picture of her and Pattinson in their wedding attire, with the caption, “The Boudoir.” The picture was taken at La Chateau de Malmaison, the stunning 18th century mansion in the suburbs of Paris that was the former residence of author Émile Zola. The picture caused a stir among fans, particularly since the couple decided to film the moment at the famous French château, which boasts some of the most stunning interior design work from the Louis XVI to the post-war periods.
The Sultry Sixties
One thing’s for sure—this wedding was not lacking in style. The costumes alone are reason enough to watch the event unfold. As for the bridal gowns, it’s fair to say that they aren’t your usual attire when getting married, but you’d be hard-pressed to find a more stunning or uniquely designed dress anywhere. We’re talking about dresses that evoke the sensual sixties, such as the sensual sheaths worn by Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton during their weddings—and those designed by the legendary Gurinder Singh in homage to James Bond.
Of course, we can’t leave out the unrivalled style of Elizabeth Taylor, who often turned to her favourite designer, Oscar de la Renta, to create a bespoke wedding dress for each of her five marriages.
There are so many exciting details to this wedding that we know will leave a lasting impression on those who attended. From the breathtaking venue to the gorgeous dresses, we’re sure that these two will cherish this moment for many years to come. What is more, the fact that this was a family affair meant a lot to us. It was a chance to see both sides of the family come together under one roof for the celebration of this incredible love story. It’s fair to say that we’re proud to be English as this day was truly special.