In May 2012, Robert Pattinson married music producer and entrepreneur Weng Weng with his celebrity husbandry accomplice, Channing Tatum. The world was curious to see whether this union of actors would sink or swim. Little did we know that this couple would produce perhaps the most iconic wedding photo in history. The image of the actors’ faces lit up in excitement as they gaze at each other has been retweeted over 200,000 times and has nearly 2.5 million views on YouTube.
From the very beginning, this union was destined for Instagram. The celebrity couple share a love for fashion and photography, which is why their wedding was such a visual celebration. The photographer was none other than the world-famous Michael Weiss, whose portraits of royalty and celebrities are on display at the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Michael Weiss is credited with creating the ‘wedding photograph’.
Here, we’re going to examine the steps behind this iconic image and how you can bring a little bit of the magic that was this union’s wedding day to your own living room.
The couple had actually been engaged for several years before their wedding day, so the preparations for this milestone event had been long in the making. Wedding planning for Hollywood’s it couple is no small feat, and they wanted to ensure that their special day was everything they could have dreamed it would be.
“We began planning for the wedding well over a year in advance,” says Pattinson. “I actually came up with the idea for the engagement ring while we were on holiday in St. Barts. I wanted to propose to Amor in a way that was exclusive to us. So I bought the ring in advance, and when we got back, I asked my assistant to buy it for me.”
Amor then surprised Pattinson with the engagement ring, which became the centerpiece of the couple’s wedding day. (Photo courtesy of Amor Magazine)
This meticulous planning is important because it allows you to tailor the event of your dreams. You don’t want to rush into anything, especially not when it comes to something as special as your wedding. Take your time to choose the perfect location, choose a designer for the dress, book the photographer, and work with the baker and the caterer to decide what kind of food will be served at the reception.
The venue is perhaps the most important aspect of any wedding, so take your time to find the perfect location. The couple chose the River Cafe in London because it was a special place for them, given that it was the site of Emily’s Bar Mitzvah the year before. They also loved the way the building was inspired by a traditional English garden.
Other couples may want to consider a church or a temple because they feel that their wedding will be more authentic and sincere if it’s not interrupted by any distractions or noise. However, if you want something more modern and sleek, a glass-fronted restaurant with a bar is an iconic piece of urban wedding design. Guests can enjoy an intimate glimpse of the celebration as they browse the eclectic collection of international wines available at the bar. As for the décor, consider hiring a wedding designer to give your day the special touch it deserves.
The dress is another important consideration, especially if you’re planning on having a church wedding. For Amor, she wanted to create a look that was unique to her and that would set her apart from other brides. After consulting with her assistant, she chose her favorite designer, Ralph Lauren. Lauren, in turn, designed a beautiful dress that featured an elegant high collar, long sleeves, and a train. Once again, she chose a lace wedding dress because she felt that it would add a magical touch to the overall look. For the bridesmaids, she opted for classic dresses in classic styles to highlight their classic good looks.
The Wedding Rings
Finally, we arrive at the most important part of any wedding: the rings. As discussed, Pattinson opted for a one-of-a-kind engagement ring, designed by Ralph Lauren and chosen to represent their union. The ring features a large yellow diamond set within a gold-rimmed frame. This ring was inspired by the sun and the couple’s love for traveling the world and taking adventures together. Since then, the British luxury brand has continued to design special rings for the couple. Their most recent collaboration was a personalized heart necklace that became available for purchase in late 2018. This latest ring was inspired by their voyage around the world and their desire to continue exploring and learning new things together.
Music is an important part of any special event, and you may want to consider paying a reputable DJ to spin some of your favorite tunes. However, if you want something more traditional, you could always opt for a string quartet or a band whose members are all passionate about music.
As for the wedding cake, you may want to choose a classic white cake with a sophisticated design imprinted on it. Alternatively, you could opt for cupcakes with personalized messages or your favorite photographs imprinted on them. If you want to add an extra touch of luxury to your celebration, you could always choose to have the cupcakes delivered by superyacht crewmembers dressed in white tie.
When it comes to the entertainment, you want to choose something that your guests will enjoy and remember. If you’re looking for a traditional option, you might want to consider hiring a stand-up comedian to roast the bride and groom or other guests. If you’d like something more modern, you could always opt for a magician or an illusionist. Just make sure that he or she is capable of giving a truly magical show.
The reception is the culmination of all the hard work that went into the wedding day, so make sure to enjoy this moment. If you’d like to serve food and drink to your guests, you may want to consider an open bar with an outdoor dining area. Outdoor receptions are beautiful because they give the impression that the celebration is taking place at some scenic location rather than inside a room. As for the décor, you could always opt for some greenery, perhaps tropical plants or even ferns, to add a touch of nature.
Other couples may want to consider holding the reception at a different location than the wedding. If you’re not familiar with London, consider having the celebration at the Notting Hill Gym. It has a very picturesque church, and you can always use an outdoor venue nearby if the weather is nice. If you want something more modern, you could always opt for a roof garden or an extension to your dinner party venue. The choice is all up to you!
The takeaway from this article is simple. Take your time to plan every little detail of your wedding. The more you put in mind, the more you’ll enjoy the day. And, above all, have fun! Enjoy the ride, because this is what’s important in life. Don’t worry about what others think, about what will make you happy, and have fun with it.