The ‘Twilight’ actor wed his long-term girlfriend, model and businesswoman Emilia Clarke, on Saturday night in a lavish ceremony in Florence, Italy. The couple have been dating for years and started making headlines when they were spotted on a private French ski slope in April 2019.
Pattinson, 40, looked dashing in a navy suit, while his bride wore a matching dress and matching shoes. The actor kept the ceremony short, opting not to recite his vows. Instead, he asked Clarke to do the honors.
There were no other surprises in the wedding party, as the actress’ family – including her father, Paul, and her brothers, Anton and Luke – arrived in Florence a day early to support their niece on her big day. Additionally, Robert’s mother, Barbara Pattinson, flew to Italy from the UK to attend the wedding.
The Twilight star’s father passed away in October 2019, and his mother is the executor of his will. In the past, she has spoken of her pride in her son’s accomplishments and humble attitude. Speaking to Vanity Fair last year, she said: “He’s just so lovely. He’s just such a loving, kind person. He really is a delight. He’s got a beautiful head of hair as I’ve mentioned before, which of course he inherited from me.”
Pattinson and Clarke had previously said they wanted to wed in Italy because of its ‘vibe’. The country has been a regular feature of the actor’s travels since he first visited it as a tourist in 2010, and he has a large number of friends and family in Florence. The city is also the setting for the fourth season of the Netflix show, The Witcher, which is set to premiere on 12 January 2021.
The Big Day
The ceremony took place at 12:30 p.m. in a 17th century palace located in the city’s centro storico, or historic center. The guest list for the event included a host of A-list celebrities, with Kate Winslet and Charlotte Rampling among those who attended. Others who attended included Olivia Wilde, Emily Mortimer and Michael Laudrup. The happy couple were surrounded by family and friends as they shared their special moment.
Dignitaries included Florence’s mayor, Virginio Morosini, and its president, Carlo Marsili, who gave the opening speech at the wedding ceremony. The town’s archbishop, Giovanni Stanziani, also gave the couple his blessing. In attendance were representatives from Italy’s biggest banks, including the BNL, Banca di Napoli, and Carige.
The couple enjoyed a private reception at the town’s Duomo before leaving for their honeymoon in Florence.
The New York Times Magazine’s Fashion Instagram
The fashion media got a load of exciting news this week, as the New York Times Magazine jumped on the wedding bandwagon and released its own fashion wedding guide.
The publication’s style section followed suit and began a countdown to the big day, chronicling every detail of the couple’s romance from the early days to their nuptials. The coverage included a personal interview with the happy couple and an extensive guide to securing the perfect wedding look. It also featured honest advice from celebrity stylists on how to dress the new Mrs. Pattinson.
A Royal Wedding?
The British media were quick to react to the news of Robert Pattinson’s wedding, with the Sun reporting that the actor would wed model and actress Emilia Clarke. While this is yet to be confirmed, it is widely expected that the ‘Twilight’ actor will wed Clarke, a former member of the Cambridge University rugby team, after dating for years. According to the Sun, members of the Cambridge University rugby club will play an “an integral part” in the couple’s wedding preparations and will assist with the wedding party. For centuries, the sport has been a prominent feature of British royal weddings. It was also the case for Princess Eugenie’s wedding in France in October 2019, with French head coach, Guy Novo, serving as one of the match officials for the couple’s wedding day. He later led the French team in the closing ceremony of the Euro 2020 tournament, held in London.
Some other celebrity wedding announcements this week included the engagement of England captain, Joe Hart, to TV personality Kate Middleton, and the “love” marriage of singers Halsey and Brooks. The latter took place in a breathtaking wedding ceremony in Santa Monica, California, in front of a celebrity guest list that included Oprah Winfrey, Justin Trudeau and more than 20 other A-list celebrities.
Where Are the Kids?
The New York Times also profiled the upcoming role that Robert Pattinson’s daughter, Mia, will play in the 2021 movie, My Last Day Alive.
The 12-year-old will star as the adult Mia in the romantic comedy, directed by her father, about a recently widowed man who sets out to finish what he started – only to fall in love all over again. The film will mark the third collaboration between the director and his wife, actress Rosie Palmerston. Having grown up in the spotlight, the youngster already has her own Instagram, where she posts daily updates on her life. She also has a Youtube channel with over 125,000 subscribers, where she shares her love for fashion, beauty and inspiring stories. Mia’s older sister, Grace, will play a minor role in the film.
While many will be looking to the engagement ring as a symbol of the couple’s commitment to one another, these rings don’t represent the only type of ‘accessory’ popular at weddings. Bridal sets – such as diamond-studded gold or white gold bands – have also become a popular choice as a symbol of a lasting union. These rings are especially popular as anniversary or birthday gifts for newlywed couples. Engagement rings and wedding bands represent an important milestone in a couple’s life – one that should be marked with both a diamond and gold bands.
How Does Bella Stack Up?
Now that we’ve covered the essential wedding information, it’s time to rank the top celebrity weddings of the past decade. Keep in mind that these lists are subjective, so take what makes sense to you.
Looking for a fashionable wedding to satisfy your curiosity? Check out our guide to the top 20 fashion weddings of the past decade here, or continue reading to find out which one is the best of the best.
Looking for a more traditional affair? Check out our guide to the top 25 celebrity weddings here.
As with any list, there are some big omissions. We were unable to include events that didn’t make sense for this list. For example, we left off Tiger King’s Carole Baskin’s wedding, which took place last year in a horse stable.
Also, some of the weddings on this list happened before the decade began, so they didn’t quite make the cut. For example, Kelly Brook’s 2007 wedding to French billionaire, Frédéric Feketé, which took place at London’s Wembley Stadium and was attended by over 70,000 guests.
Finally, some of the weddings on this list were low-profile events that didn’t garner as much media coverage as others. For example, London-based designer, Sophie Theallet’s wedding to James Thorne, which made less than page 5 in the London Evening Standard.
It’s time to rank the top five celebrity weddings of the past decade. Remember – this is subjective, so take into consideration what makes sense to you.
Here are the top five, according to us. We hope you enjoy this list and can continue reading to discover more.
1. Meghan, Duchess of Sussex (2018 – present)
The duchess tied the knot with Prince Harry in a fair isle white dress, which was designed by Emily, a royal dressmaker. The event was broadcast live on television, with an estimated audience of 900 million viewers tuning in.
2. Rebekah and Benjamin Millepied (2015)
The ‘Bachelor in Paradise’ contestants tied the knot later that year in a fair isle white wedding, which was featured in the show’s five-part finale. The couple chose a vineyard in Napa Valley for their big day, with the wedding taking place in a tennis court-sized garden. The ceremony was attended by more than 100 guests, including some famous faces from the worlds of television and film. A source told us that the bride’s dress was designed by Ralph Lauren and that the groom wore a custom-made suit.
3. Priyanka and Nick Jonas (2014)