It was no secret that Robert Pattinson and Valeria Karaman were a lovely couple. The British actor found love with the high-end Italian knitwear brand on Valentine’s Day in 2014, and they made their relationship public the following October.

Just like many other celebrities’ private moments, their engagement and wedding were documented by the media, often focusing on the designer’s luxury goods and the actor’s good looks. The public got a peek into the couple’s personal lives when news of their pending wedding broke in February 2018, generating headlines around the world.

With the celebrity wedding season upon us, and following the lead of the royal family, we take a look at how this modern love story came to pass.

A Brief Encounter

Pattinson, 40, and Karaman, 39, had their first encounter as the cameras were rolling for the sequel to the Twilight Saga. The “Twilight” actor had traveled to Italy to promote the release of the film at the time, and while there, he had a chance to meet Karaman at a restaurant in Milan. The pair seemed to sparkle with mutual attraction, and after their dinner, they went on a brief walk before parting ways. It was later revealed that Karaman had followed Pattinson to his hotel that night and ended up staying with him for two days. It was a sign of how seriously they were taking the attraction.

A Hotel Room Hookup

The following day, the pair met for breakfast, and the actress reportedly spent the night in a hotel room with the actor. Karaman would not confirm nor deny the hookup, but she did say that she had “no regrets” about their brief encounter.

A New York City Sightseeing Tour

A day after their breakfast meeting in New York City, the pair went on a sightseeing tour of the city. They visited the Empire State Building and then continued on to Central Park where they sat down with a picnic lunch. During their lunch break, a photographer captured the pair kissing before heading back to the hotel. A few days later, they were spotted shopping for engagement rings in Rockefeller Center.

An Accidental Discovery

On their third date, the couple went for a walk in the countryside, only to discover that a documentary crew was following them. The director of the documentary made sure they had their privacy, and the couple were able to keep their engagement a secret for the rest of their days together.

An Enchanted Evening

On Valentine’s Day in 2014, Pattinson proposed to Karaman at the Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles. It was an enchanted evening that would bring a joyous smile to the face of every couple reading this article. The proposal itself was filmed and featured in the video for “Lost Love,” the first single released from Pattinson’s 2015 album “Good Boys.” This heart-melting proposal came several years after the actor had publicly split from FKA twigs in 2013. After a bit of a trial and error period, the two found their “perfect” match and have been blissfully happy ever since. In March 2018, the couple traveled to Italy for their wedding day, opting to wed at the Palazzo Fendi in Florence.

An Angelic Wedding

Pattinson and Karaman had an extravagant affair, and what’s more, they wanted to keep the wedding a secret for as long as possible. The ceremony was officiated by a pastor, and the newlyweds posed for pictures with members of their glamorous guest list – including Kate Winslet, Gigi Hadid, Emily Ratajkowski, and more. After the ceremony, the happy couple enjoyed a lavish and romantic honeymoon in Italy, including stops in Venice, Siena, and Cinque Terre. This summer, they will be vacationing in France with their families and close friends.

The secret to their charm and success as a couple is that they make every other couple look good by comparison. Not only are they an adorably romantic couple, but they are also stylish and good-looking individuals who exude confidence and warmth. It’s no wonder why their wedding was so newsworthy; we can only hope that their celebrity continues to grow, and that their fair isle of Scotland is not just for decorative purposes.