It may not surprise you to learn that life before the age of Instagram was rather dull. While we have become so accustomed to seeing our favourite Hollywood stars’ every move curated for us by a team of stylists and publicists, back in the day people actually had to make do with what they had. And what they had were real-life events, not slickly choreographed highlights. Take the case of Robert Pattinson, who in 2020 will celebrate the beginning of a brand new decade with a marriage to Twilight’s love interest, Twilight’s Bella Hadid. As befitting a couple so in love, there have been countless celebrity weddings this year, but this one is distinctly different. For one, it’s not a conventional church wedding, but rather a celebration of alternative lifestyles held in London’s trendy Shoreditch. And it’s not just about the union between these two luminaries, it’s also a chance for the attendees to show their support for marriage equality.

The ceremony itself was both beautiful and moving, with a touching speech from Mr. Pattinson. After the ceremony, guests were treated to a cocktail reception, complete with canapes and wedding cake. It was a truly heartwarming moment, and proof that sometimes the best celebration of love is one that is as personal as it is unique to each couple in question.

The star-studded wedding certainly had its highlights, but it was also marked by the absence of some of the celebs’ closest friends and family. This being said, those who could not attend the wedding were still able to have their moment of celebration via live video link, as Mr. Pattinson and Mrs. Hadid made their way down the aisle on a tandem bike with their wedding party in hot pursuit. It was a unique and innovative way to keep in touch with loved ones who could not attend the event in person, while also celebrating the happy couple’s big day.

A Night to Remember

After such a decadent day, it’s no wonder that the newlyweds’ guests went on to have a bit of a party of their own. With hundreds of thousands of people having watched the ceremony online, it was the perfect opportunity to have a belated wedding celebration, albeit one that was slightly less extravagant than the original ceremony. This being said, the guest of honour did not disappoint, as he treated attendees to a fireworks display and a rendition of “I Do,” the love duet from Twilight. It was an intimate and emotional finale to an unforgettable day, which saw the birth of a new celebrity family.

While we can’t choose our friends, we can choose our wedding companions. For better or worse, these people will be a part of our story, whether we want them to be or not. It’s nice to see that Robert Pattinson and Bella Hadid have found a way to defy the odds and have a truly memorable wedding day. And to top it all off, the celebrations continued the following night when the newlyweds dined with friends and family at London’s exclusive Savoy Hotel. It was an unforgettable night filled with emotion as Mr. Pattinson bade farewell to his bachelor days and became a husband for the second time. No matter what happens in the coming years, they will always have this day to look back on with pride.