12/12/12 was the final date in this century with repeating numbers in the time stamp which makes it a popular choice for couples to choose to begin their life together. As with every other aspect of our lives, celebrity trends will serve as a large part of the festivities of the day. Some of the largest events of late have given rise to phenomenal wedding trends.
William and Kate
No discussion of celebrity weddings would be complete without looking at the biggest fairytale of the year: the wedding of William and Kate. Millions waited with bated breath to catch a glimpse of what the stylish future queen would choose as her jewelry of choice on her big day. The tiara she wore was lent to the blushing bride by Queen Elizabeth II. The tiara dates back to 1936 when it was given to the Queen by the then Duke of York. On Princess Elizabeth’s 18th birthday, the Queen Mother passed in on to her. Kate wore stylized oak leaf earrings that were a gift from her mother and were inspired by the Middleton family’s new Coat of Arms. Kate’s now infamous sister Pippa wore stunning floral diamond earrings that were chosen for their resemblance to her tiara. Queen Elizabeth rounded out the royal affair by donning a vintage brooch known as The True Lovers Knot that once belonged to Queen Mary.
Natalie Portman said “I do” in a quiet ceremony this year where she pledged her love to Benjamin Milliepied. Her choice in a wedding ring was a genuine reflection of all that is dear to her. The ring itself was made of recycled platinum and then surrounded by certified conflict-free diamonds. The two bands fit snugly on either side of her engagement ring and are a perfect match for Milliepied’s platinum wedding band.
Drew Barrymore married Will Kopelman in a garden- inspired ceremony on a quiet afternoon inCalifornia. She chose to accent her dress with diamond and white gold earrings and a vintage black and white diamond cuff. Her choices were a great example of how well the unconventional choices can inspire a trend. The cuff is now the new must have accessory for brides around the world.
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
These much anticipated nuptials definitely did not disappoint friends and fans alike. It all began with the beautiful engagement ring that Justin helped to create in order to surprise his bride to be. The ring itself reflected the personal touch that he was looking for by including aquamarine anchor stones which are Jessica’s birthstone. The final product was an 18 karat white gold and black rhodium plated ring that wowed the world. For her wedding bands, she chose to have four stackable wedding bands. There are two yellow gold bands that are an almost identical match to new hubby Justin Timberlake. The two remaining bands are white gold and black rhodium finish that are surrounded by diamonds.
Celebrity weddings are a favorite of fans around the world. They are a way for fans to share in the joy of their favorite celebs even if it is for just a brief moment. As we approach 2013 the only question left is whose joy will we share in the coming year?