Once upon a time, there was a royal engagement that was celebrated across the world – the union of Kate Middleton and Prince William. While we were ecstatic for the couple, there was one aspect of the wedding that we weren’t so sure about: the presence of Prince Harry, the future King of England, as a royal bridesmaid. After all, it was well-documented that Harry was in love with American actress Megan McKenna. Was this just a publicity stunt meant to curry favor with the British public?

Fast-forward to present day, and what do you know? It turns out that Harry did, in fact, ask Megan to be his wife. After an intimate relationship that began in 2011 and continued through 2018, Megan and Harry were married in January 2019 – a union that will likely be crowned “royal wedding of the year” after the numerous viral wedding videos that have been shared across social media.

Wedding Rings

Now, while we’re on the subject of weddings, let’s discuss wedding rings. Since the inception of marriage, couples have been searching for a way to demonstrate their commitment to each other. However, the option of giving each other a simple band wasn’t available until recently.

Thanks to the efforts of jewelers like Tiffany & Co, which released the first diamond band in 1847, the option of selecting a diamond as a wedding ring has become mainstream.

Many celebrities have made their choice known; here are a few that stood out:

  • Kylie and Josh Huggins were first cousins once removed and had known each other for years. They wed in June 2019 and decided to walk down the aisle in an intimate, yet stylish, fashion. Their wedding video, which gained over 24 million views on Facebook, features the bride in a gorgeous red dress and the groom in a charcoal suit.
  • After dating for several years, Michael Phelps and Nicole Brown got engaged in 2018. They wanted to keep the celebration low-key, so they tied the knot at the St. Regis Hotel in New York City on a budget of $2,000.
  • Anna Friel and Mike Doyle got married in a whirlwind romance. The beautiful bride wore a cream colored dress and the handsome groom sported a groomsman’s hat and shirt.
  • John Legend and Chloe Grace Moretz wed in a romantic, yet classy, ceremony. The couple picked out an elegant engagement ring that they shared together on Instagram.

Newlywed Stressors

Once you’ve made the decision to marry the person you love, you enter an entirely new phase of life. It’s common for newlyweds to experience a drastic change in their lives – something that isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but something that they must learn to deal with. Here are a few of the more prominent stressors that await newlyweds: