Rob Pattinson and Matilda Sturridge were married in a romantic ceremony on Saturday, September 8th 2018 at St. Mark’s Church in Englefield, England, with family and friends in attendance.
The couple, who have been on a break from filming due to pandemic restrictions, tied the knot in a ceremony that was broadcast live on Facebook.
The bridegroom-to-be looked dashing in a light blue suit, while the bride wore a white dress and a blush coloured stole.
The ceremony, which lasted for over an hour, was filled with beautiful speeches and heartfelt vows.
The star-studded guest list included Elton John, JK Rowling and Abi Ebadi, with the ceremony being closed to the public.
After the ceremony, the newlyweds headed to the reception at the nearby Englefield Country Club where they spent the rest of the day celebrating with family and friends.
Speaking to the Evening Standard, a member of the wedding party said: “It was an emotional day and there were lots of tears. It was such a blessing to see Rob looking so happy. He was extremely nervous, but when he walked down the aisle it was like something clicked. He really did marry the right girl.”
On Sunday, September 9th, the newlyweds jetted off to Venice, Italy for a romantic and private trip before the pandemic intervened and the travel restrictions were implemented.
The actor is known for his roles in Darkest Hour and Finding Dory, while the author has written several bestselling books, including the Harry Potter series and the Children of Coveney series.
The wedding takes its name from Thomas Hardy’s 1874 book, ‘Tess of the D’Urbervilles’, which was turned into a popular 1925 silent film starring Greta Garbo. According to Hardy’s novel, ‘Tess’ is “the sweetheart of a poor mill hand” who is eventually “driven by evil circumstances into an undesirable alliance” with a wealthy landowner.’
Sturridge, 30, is best known for playing Lily Evans in The Favourite, an 18th century drama that was released last year. In the Netflix film, she starred alongside Emma Stone and Rachel Weisz, and shared screen time with Michael Fassbender and Dominic Cooper.
In March 2018, Sturridge was named one of the “Next Gen Leaders” by the Next Generation Council, an organisation that promotes and supports young leaders.