The last picture we have of Robert Douglas Thomas Pattinson is one of him kissing the most beautiful woman in the world, Kristen Stewart, in an engagement session. The photo was taken just two weeks before their wedding day in October 2012. We will never forget that day. It was a truly unique and special day.

There is no doubt that those seven magical days – including the wedding ceremony – changed both their lives forever. While we have seen both of them grow and change over the years due to their individual careers, the impact the event had on their relationship is immeasurable.

As it stands, their love story defied the odds. Despite Robert’s dark history and Kristen’s family’s disapproval, the pair worked their way to the altar promising to treat each other with kindness and respect. And they have indeed proven to be the best of friends, even helping each other in times of need. It seems their marriage was meant to be and prove just how much love can change a person. Even the most broken of hearts can be healed through the power of love.

There is no question that their love is one of a kind and it has inspired others to follow suit. As of June 2020, there are reportedly over 500,000 same-sex couples married in the USA alone. The demand for wedding venues in major cities across the country has risen by 17% year-on-year; even New York City has seen an increase in the number of couples tying the knot.

So, if you are thinking about tying the knot, or if you’re just celebrating a big birthday, you could do worse than look into one of the most famous weddings ever.

Wedding Venues That Will Make You Feel Like A King Or A Queen

Since the 1950s, The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York City has been the ‘it’ hotel for celebrities and the rich and famous, hosting some of the biggest events of the 20th century. Few hotels are as iconic as the Waldorf, and few venues are as appropriate for a historical event as it is for a grand wedding celebration. This is especially true today as the hotel not only boasts some of the best views of Central Park but has also adapted its interiors to reflect a more modern lifestyle.

Another venue that deserves a mention is the Waldorf-Astoria’s rooftop hotel garden – the perfect romantic night for a newlywed couple. Although the interiors of the hotel may be changing, the exterior continues to charm visitors with its wonderful mosaic tiles and beautiful plant life. A walk through the hotel’s ornamental gardens is enough to make you forget all your wedding woes. Just imagine, only a short walk from there you can find a perfect engagement ring, as well as a wonderful variety of orchids, magnolias and even pomegranates! If you can, book the weekend before or after the wedding for an extra night and let the festivities spill out into the beautiful surroundings.

Other Venues That You Should Check Out

Taking the theme of historical weddings a little further, the Drake Hotel in Toronto is another luxury hotel that continues to live up to its name. The Georgian-style building was originally built in the 1800s and has since been refurbished with opulence. The Drake Hotel is just as suitable for a luxury wedding as it is for a royal affair, boasting wonderful gardens, a Michelin-starred restaurant and 120 guest rooms. If you are looking to hold your wedding ceremony in one of the most exclusive venues in North America, then the Drake is for you.

Speaking of food, a wedding cake is an essential part of any celebration. There are plenty of luxury hotels that offer fabulous eateries, so you can eat well and feel like a rock star all night. Just remember to order early as wedding cakes usually sell out fast!

Why Are Weddings Popular Now?

It is fair to say that weddings have seen a boom in popularity over the past few years, buoyed by a desire for escapism and luxury. This can be attributed to the fact that more and more couples are becoming more selective in choosing the celebration venue, whether it’s an opulent hotel or a unique venue in a small village. Once reserved for the rich and famous, a wedding is now a popular option for everyone.

Another key reason for the resurgence in weddings is social media. Today, every aspect of a wedding, from the invitations to the cake to the photographs, can be streamed live via social media. This has undoubtedly contributed to greater intimacy within modern-day weddings – you no longer need to worry about missing out on a milestone event because you were tied up doing paperwork at the office. You can always catch up on the news or see what your friends are doing on social media. It’s all there for you.

Where Will You Hold Your Wedding?

There are so many incredible venues to choose from, so it is important to do your research before making up your mind. If you adore New York City, for example, there is no shortage of five-star restaurants, elegant hotels and beautiful churches willing to host your wedding. If Toronto is where you see yourself as a permanent home, then there are plenty of luxury hotels that provide the perfect backdrop for your special day. London, too, has some superb attractions, from castles to art galleries, that you could consider for your big day. After all, a celebration on a rainy day might just make the whole thing more romantic.

It is also essential to choose a venue that you feel comfortable with. If you are not so good at handling large groups, then a small church might not be the best choice for you. Likewise, if you are looking for a really opulent affair, then a castle might not be the best idea. It’s all about finding that perfect balance between extravagance and intimacy. For example, if you adore Broadway and plan to entertain guests with a performance, then New York City might be the perfect venue. If you’d rather stay close to home, but still want a high-end affair, a mansion-turned-museum in New York might be the answer you’re looking for. As long as you like museums, you can explore the history of art and design with a view of Central Park. It’s all about finding that perfect venue that blends extravagance with intimacy – something that makes you feel truly happy and relaxed.