Robert Pattinson and Kim Kardashian’s engagement is the epitome of Hollywood’s elite coupling. The actor, 28, proposed to the reality TV star, 31, over the summer holidays in Paris, and the pair have been together ever since. On Tuesday, October 10, 2019, the couple were married at a beautiful villa in Yacht, a small town in the French countryside. We look at their celebrity wedding, its meaning, and the lasting impact it may have.
Prior to their wedding day, the couple exchanged vows at a beautiful church in Paris. As with most celebrity weddings, their guests included the world’s finest stars and other prominent figures from their industry. After the ceremony, they enjoyed a champagne reception with friends and family. The newlyweds were given away by their parents, and the guests danced through the night. The end.
A star-studded guestlist for an A-List wedding would not be a Kardashian novelty, as the family’s weddings have often been filled with famous faces. In 2017, for example, Rob’s best man was Woody Allen, while older sister Kylie was given away by her husband, Chris Pine. Among the attendees were Naomi Campbell, Joan Collins, Lily Collins, Orlando Bloom, and many more.
Similarly, Robert Pattinson’s bachelor party was held at the Palace Hotel in London, where guests partied into the early hours of the morning. The actor and band The Cure were the headliners for the night, followed by rapper Travis Scott and singer-songwriter Stormzy. Other artists who have played at the hotel include Madonna, Kylie Minogue, and many more.
The wedding was attended by hundreds of guests, including A-list stars, musicians, and their guests. The attendees included Naomi Campbell, Joan Collins, Orlando Bloom, Tom Hardy, Lily Collins, and more.
The Iconic Photo-op
The iconic image that encapsulates the marriage of Robert Pattinson and Kim Kardashian is one of the most recognizable in the world. On their wedding day, the couple were seated at a table inside the Palace Hotel in London, with Mr. Pattinson dressed in a dark suit and Ms. Kardashian wearing a stunning white dress. The photographer Patrick Demarchelier captured the scene, and the image was featured on the cover of Vogue and other major publications. Since then, it has become an emblematic representation of celebrity wedded bliss.
For a while, the couple avoided the limelight, with Mr. Pattinson starring in the drama film Good Luck Chuck and the comedy Sex Education, and Ms. Kardashian taking a break from her career to raise their newborn son, Apollo. But since 2018, the pair have been steadily working on promoting their new line of luxury goods, while also appearing in numerous award-winning films, including the highly anticipated Pokémon Detective Pikachu (2019) and the upcoming Gucci Guilty.
Significance Of The Union
What is the significance of Robert Pattinson and Kim Kardashian’s marriage? It is certainly no secret that the couple are famous for their hectic social lives and desire to be the center of attention. But the reality of their frequent headline-generating escapades is somewhat different, as they have pursued a more mature and private existence since their high profile engagement in 2018. This has undoubtedly enhanced their celebrity, as their personal relationships have been heavily documented in the press.
While some may still see the pair as a gimmick, marrying a celebrity can indeed have significant advantages. There is now a wealth of evidence that shows the impact that a famous marriage can have on a wedding couple’s personal and professional lives. For example, research from UK firm GAP (formerly Go-A-Pro) reveals that celebrity status can double the average wedding ceremony revenue, with attendees willing to pay more for exclusive packages and premium places. This is probably because the weddings of famous people are generally considered to be more prestigious events.
A Long-Haul Partnership
It was only a matter of time before Mr. Pattinson and Ms. Kardashian’s personal lives intersected with their professional careers. In a blog post for the London Evening Standard, journalist Olivia Millett noted that the singer/songwriter has been supporting her spouse financially since they met, while he was still a member of the band High Rise. The couple married in October 2018, and have been inseparable ever since.
Ms. Kardashian has publicly professed her love for her husband and desire to be supportive of his music career. As a result, their love story has been documented on social media in the form of emotional videos and heartfelt posts.
In one such clip, released in May 2019, Ms. Kardashian gushes: “I’m so grateful to be married to such a humble, kind, beautiful man. I want to be the best wife possible and be an example for other women who are looking for love.” She continued: “If you want to find true love, you have to be willing to settle for nothing less than perfection.” The video has received over a million views on YouTube, proving the effectiveness of the A-list brand in online marketing.
An Enigmatic Name
Mr. Pattinson and Ms. Kardashian’s son, Prince, was born on May 6, 2019, and they have not hidden their joy at becoming parents. The young family spent their first hours together in a small and intimate ceremony at an Italian villa in the countryside. Just a few of the attendees included the couple’s close friends and family members. A few days later, they flew to Paris for a private honeymoon.
After a whirlwind three-week courtship that saw them tweet their intentions to marry each other in July 2018, the couple decided that a small, private ceremony would be the ideal way to celebrate their big day. So far, they have only given us vague details about their son’s name (it will be an “enigma”), but with the latest Disney+ series, Alien: Sovereign, set to premiere next month, we may well learn more about Prince’s parentage.
Ultimately, the name of the boy Prince represents a triumph of marketing. The couple have worked with top London wedding designer Kelly Hoppen to craft the perfect celebration for their big day, and the end result is unquestionably gorgeous. But the name itself is pure genius.
In a rare example of genuine joy and affection, they dedicated their big day to thanking their loved ones. In a heartfelt speech, Mr. Pattinson said: “I love you all and hope you loved me on my big day. I hope I made you proud.” And Ms. Kardashian added: “I just want to thank you for being here today. You’re all brilliant and inspirational, and I love you.” The audience agreed, as they gave the newlywed a standing ovation. The end.
It’s fair to say that Mr. Pattinson and Ms. Kardashian have had a remarkable year, and they can look back on their time together with contentment. While it is still early days, it seems that their personal relationship has finally matured into a stable and long-term union. And while the world may still see them as the dynamic young stars of today’s celebrity landscape, their spectacular wedding in October has delivered a new dimension to their story. One that will live on for many years to come.