When Justin Bieber said “I do” to Hailey Baldwin, he decided to gift himself. He flashed a yellow-gold Audemars Piguet Royal Oak watch on Instagram worth roughly $50,000.
When Angelina Jolie tied the knot with Brad Pitt, she presented him with a 1952 Patek Philippe platinum chronometer worth as much as $4 million.
Queen Elizabeth II also clocked in with the perfect wedding present. She gave Princess Diana an elegant Vacheron Constantin diamond bracelet watch to mark her marriage to Prince Charles — the same timepiece the queen received as a gift on her own wedding day in 1947.
But it’s not just celebrities who rely on watches to get them to the church on time. Keepsake pieces (from your parents, your partner or yourself) have become a popular wedding present across income levels, according to Paul Boutros, head of watches for the Americas at auction house Phillips.
Megan Karande and Dan Fallon’s save-the-date didn’t have all the formalities of a typical reminder. It wasn’t a photo of them all dressed up standing in a dew-covered field, gazing into each other’s eyes. Instead the card depicted an average Saturday at their Park Slope home, the space they’ve shared for six and a half of the 10 years they’ve been together. The scene—hand-illustrated by Megan—features the couple on their sofa under a blanket, books in hand, with their two cats, Pippin and Lentil. This is how you’ll find them most weekends, especially in the colder months. “If we could have had the wedding in our apartment, we would have,” says Megan, laughing.
So the pair didn’t end up hosting 125 guests at their place, but they did stick to a tight, 10-minute walking radius within their Brooklyn neighborhood, holding the October 2019 ceremony and reception
Francisca Concha had other plans for June 27. In a perfect world, she would have enjoyed dinner with family on the deck of a boat cruising through canals in the Netherlands after marrying her partner of three years, Vincent. They would’ve ended the day with friends at a bar toasting their new life as a married couple. But instead, when the day rolled around, Concha, 32, and Vincent, 30, ate cake and champagne for breakfast in their two bedroom apartment while quarantining in the U.K., where they live. “We are known for cracking open a bottle of champagne for no particular reason,” Concha says, “so it seemed like the right thing to do.”
It’s a relationship milestone they’ll never forget. As the coronavirus forced the cancellation of large social gatherings, many couples made adjustments—from Zoom weddings to miniaturized, socially-distanced ceremonies—while others, who delayed their nuptials until next year or beyond,
NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Today, leading international wedding planning brands The Knot, WeddingWire US, WeddingWire India, WeddingWire Canada, Bodas.net and Hitched.co.uk, released findings from its Global COVID-19 Weddings Report. Data from the report provides insight into how couples around the world—with weddings originally planned for September 2020 through January 2021—are planning and hosting their celebrations during the COVID-19 pandemic. The report, which surveyed nearly 10,000 to-be-weds globally*, reveals that couples with upcoming weddings plan to postpone their reception celebrations (50% global average) or keep their original wedding dates (41% global average) rather than cancel altogether (9% global average). With established event guidelines and more readily available personal protective equipment, more couples today (versus the start of the pandemic) are working with their vendors to create smaller events on their original wedding dates that follow local regulations and are intended to be safe for both couples and
Under the UK guidelines, only 15 people are allowed to be part of wedding ceremonies.
An Indian-origin couple, keen not to delay their wedding plans despite a strict restriction on the number of guests allowed to assemble under England’s coronavirus lockdown rules, are celebrating this week after pulling off a first-of-its-kind drive-in wedding near London.
Londoners Roma Popat and Vinal Patel were originally due to get married on April 20 but when lockdown disrupted their plans, they discussed the concept of a drive-in wedding with their wedding coordinator, Saheli Events, almost as a tongue-in-cheek thought rather than a serious plan.
However, what began as a joke became a reality last Friday, when the couple were married in front of a small gathering of their immediate family with the ceremony being projected onto a big screen in a field next door to friends and family seated in more than 100
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To have a wedding ceremony in front of the 12 by 73 foot mural, the rental fee is $125 plus $1.50 per chair, Abshear said.
The Storey’s wedding ceremony on Aug. 15 was the first to be held in front of the mural, Abshear said. Another wedding ceremony was held the following weekend.
Planning the wedding ceremony “took a lot of patience,” Rachel said. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, she moved their wedding from June to August.
At the ceremony, guests wore masks and sat in family clusters that were 6 feet from other family and friend groups, Rachel said. Some guests watched via Facebook Live because the couple had to cut their guest list by 60 percent.
Abshear said that she has had very few weddings cancel, but several have been minimal.
As soon as the Government announced that capacity limits at weddings would be doubled to 100 from yesterday, bride-to-be Sheryl See whipped out her alternative guest list and started making telephone calls.
The 31-year-old said she was well-prepped for any sudden changes in plans, given the uncertainties of the Covid-19 pandemic. She had even created four guest lists – for up to 20, 50, 80 and 100 people – to accommodate different scenarios for her wedding on Oct 18.
“We had always hoped that government regulations would change in time for us to invite more people, and it really worked out. We knew exactly whom we wanted at our special day, so it was just a matter of informing them as soon as it was possible to include all of them,” said the bride-to-be, whose guest list will now have almost 100 names.
For many couples, certain traditions shape their vision of their wedding day. But what elements immediately come to mind depends on their heritage and the culture they were raised in. When it comes to Latin American wedding traditions, there are a variety of beloved elements that can be incorporated throughout the day. These vibrant rituals enrich nuptials and despite what some may realize, these traditions vary by country.
“This might come as no surprise, but Latinos love to celebrate in a big way. We have a passion for life and community that brings our weddings to a new level of fun and celebration,” says Latinx wedding expert and editor in chief of Belle The Magazine, Alejandra Baca. “Latinx is a multicultural, dynamic and diverse group. We come from different countries with different accents and different history. And yet we all share a vibrant and rich culture, our
A Burton wedding planner says she is distraught as customers keep having to postpone their big days due to the coronavirus pandemic.
Louise Hughes has been working as a wedding planner for 14 years after setting up Lush Occasions, which is based at the Centrum 100 business park in the town, and says she is very anxious about what the future will hold for businesses like hers.
Since the lockdown was announced in March she has only completed work for one wedding, with some of her customers postponing their weddings three times now due to restrictions during the pandemic.
The 50-year-old, who lives in Stretton, said: “The coronavirus pandemic has had a massive impact on the wedding planning industry and it’s been very tough to keep going.
“For me, personally I have had to give a lot of my customers their deposits back and others have postponed into next year
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