The stars are out, and Hollywood is showing off its summer 2019 fashion trends during the Toronto Film Festival. Many fashion-related articles have focused on the celebrities who are attending the festival this year, like Kendall Jenner, Anna Wintour, and Gigi Hadid, but have overlooked the on-screen fashion trends that the movies are set to showcase this year.
One of the most interesting celebrity couples at the moment is that of actor Robert Pattinson and model Jamie Dornan. The gorgeous couple have been married since April 2019, and we’ve definitely noticed a difference in the way paparazzi and the public are reacting to them since their big day. What was once a secret wedding ceremony has become headline news, with fans camping out to catch a glimpse of the pair at Disney on Ice in London and around the world. Here, we’ll assess how their relationship has evolved over the past year and take a look at their stylish engagements and weddings.
A Year In The Life Of A Couple Wedded At The End Of April
In April 2019, Robert Pattinson married Jamie Dornan in a private ceremony at the Little Palace in France. The luxury hotel in the south of France hosted the unique event, which was attended only by family and close friends, including Emily’s parents and siblings, who surprised the audience by walking down the aisle together.
The couple chose the Little Palace because it was close to the couple’s favourite spot in the south of France, the Villa du Roussillon. But it wasn’t just a coincidence that they picked such a stunning venue. The hotelier, Claude Debussy, was a close friend of Dornan’s mother, and the ceremony was completely tailored to fit the couple’s needs. Debussy’s opulent, androgynous costumes were a talking point among the press who covered the wedding. The ceremony was so private that even the venue’s staff didn’t know what was going on. The guests were given the VIP treatment, with some enjoying canapés in the hotel’s conservatory and bar before the ceremony, and others finding their way to the event via a private jet.
The couple’s reception, a sit-down meal served in the hotel’s award-winning restaurant, Le Café Debussy, was yet another memorable event. The couple enjoyed canapés and a glass of champagne before the ceremony, and then the newlyweds indulged in a three-course meal, which featured lamb, and polenta and bean stew. For the main course, the pair chose the lobster and caviar platter, which set them back a whopping £90 per person. The wedding cake, a four-tiered confection, was yet another ode to Debussy’s gorgeous style. The French composer, who died in 1908, would have loved every minute of it.
The Evolution Of A Fashion Couple
As well as being an actor and model, and being well-known for his work in the Harry Potter franchise, Robert Pattinson is a qualified stylist. He has an entire wardrobe of bespoke suits and custom-made shoes, which he accessorises with jewellery to complete his look. His fashion choices are always on point, but it’s not just his sartorial style that makes him such an attractive commodity. Jamie Dornan, on the other hand, is definitely more of the traditionalist type. She enjoys dressing up in beautiful, luxurious gowns, usually in rich jewel tones, and likes to be the focus of the attention rather than have it drawn to something or someone else.
Dornan, who is known for her work in the television series The Handmaid’s Tale, wouldn’t let her groom dress up as her dad for Halloween this year. She wanted a traditional white wedding, which she described as “an important moment for me”. After their church ceremony, the newlyweds enjoyed a private reception at Copenhagen’s Bella Centre. Guests at this event were treated to canapés, an open bar, and a three-course meal. The celebration came to an end with a bang as fireworks were set off to signal the end of the day. It was an extravagant affair, but the couple made sure that guests had fun with the photos they took on their wedding day. The newlyweds are already starting a family, with rumors suggesting that they are already parents. If so, congratulations!
The 49-year-old Scottish actor has been married to the 42-year-old English actress since 2004, but they have never hidden their impressive fashion choices from the public. In fact, the pair were always very open about their deep love of fashion and regularly shared style inspiration on social media. Here are some of their most stylish moments, both on and off screen:
In December 2018, Robert Pattinson, wearing a black suit and black tie, stunned onlookers as he walked down the aisle during a wedding ceremony in London. The best man, actor Harry Styles, wore a custom-made suit, and the attendees were treated to a wedding “suited to the nines” as described by Vogue.
The following month, the stylistically diverse couple were joined by their families and friends for a special family wedding breakfast, where they shared their love for fashion with attendees. Amidst the black outfits, the bride’s relatives and close friends sported vibrant orange, yellow, and green outfits, while the groom’s family chose to match their daughter-in-law’s dress.
The following year, the couple made their comeback in style at the 2019 Golden Globes, where they were seen arriving at the afterparty in a luxurious ride. The actor once again stunned attendees as he walked down the red carpet, this time wearing a stunning burgundy and cream suit, which nicely contrasted against his bronzed skin and tanned neckline. After the event, he joked that he had dressed up just to make the paparazzi happy. He continued: “I’ve got no complaints. I mean, I looked dashing.”
On the big screen, Robert Pattinson and Jamie Dornan have starred in a number of British and American films, but have become famous for their roles in the Harry Potter franchise. For the first film in the series, 2005’s Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, the couple were nominated for a “Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble”. Since then, they have gone on to play iconic roles in each subsequent installment of the franchise. Most recently, they showed off their acting chops as they portrayed Ernest Hemingway and his iconic lover, Hadley, in the 2019 American biopic, The High Note.
In the latest instalment of the blockbuster series, Ernest Hemingway is a celebrated author who finds himself in a dangerous situation when World War II breaks out. Finding himself in a concentration camp, he is forced to escape in order to protect his beloved. The role saw Pattinson transform from an elegant, reserved man into a more relaxed and charming character. Dornan described the experience of working on the film as “one of the best things that’s ever happened to me”. The couple were nominated for a Nobel Prize in literature for their portrayal of the author and his wife, which they ultimately won.
Style Inspiration From Books
Although the celebrity couple have never been short of fashion inspiration, they have always prioritised their literature over their stylings. From their first major collaboration, the design-themed crime thriller Noctuidae, to their most recent outing as the mumbling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Ernest Hemingway and his muses, the fashion choices of the couple have always been heavily influenced by literature. Here are some of their most stylish moments inspired by books:
The stylish couple first came together for the design-themed crime thriller Noctuidae, which was released in 2018. The movie tells the story of four young women who form a crime-fighting group whilst pursuing their studies at a university. Their style choices are on point throughout the entire saga, which is loosely based on Emily Dickinson’s poem, “Four Years,” where the poetess challenges others to “Tell us how you would proceed / Were you to solve the riddle of design”.
The film sees the four women, played by Elle Fanning, Amandabai Bachchan, Doona Bae, and Anna Kendrick, team up to protect the literature they love. The female students are always on point, from Dornan’s striking orange dress during their first rendezvous at a fashion house event, to Bachchan’s daring black-and-white dress and Kendrick’s sleek, tailored looks. Together, the four put on a stylish show of resistance, battling against male designers who try to keep them from reading Dickinson’s work.