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An Organic Spring Wedding on Top of Aspen Mountain

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My Yen Tran has boiled down her relationship with Gracie Whalen into two sentences. “We met through friends in early 2012, but Gracie didn’t like me at first,” she says. “But my wonderful personality won her over and eventually she caved—and now we’re married!” However, My Yen had a lot more to share when she popped the question in December of 2016. To do so, she put together a book full of pictures and memories from their four years together, and gave it to Gracie on a Sunday afternoon at home. “On the last page was a picture of the ring and the question, ‘Will you marry me?’” Gracie recalls. “It was perfect!”

When they started planning their May 25, 2018, wedding, they knew one thing: They wanted a destination wedding. But where? “We sent out a survey to all of our friends, asking them to choose between Puerto Rico, Florida, Colorado, and Georgia,” says My Yen. “We expected a beach destination to win out, but were surprised when 100% of our friends and family chose Colorado!” From there, all they had to do was choose a venue. “As soon as we saw photos of the Wedding Deck at the Little Nell, we were sold. We booked it without ever having been to Aspen!” Gracie explains.

With just 79 guests in attendance, Gracie and My Yen booked intimate venues— the Wedding Deck at the Little Nell for the ceremony and the nearby Aspen Mountain Club for the reception—and then turned to Gold Leaf Event Design for the planning and design. “We had our planner, Kate, narrow everything down to two choices, making the process a lot easier for us,” My Yen explains. “She’d planned many more weddings than we had, so we trusted her wholeheartedly!” The result was an organic spring wedding full of layered blue and silver, accented with lots of greenery and hints of fresh flowers. Keep reading to see more of this mountaintop celebration, as photographed by Luna de Mare!

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Once guests had helped choose the destination, Gracie and My Yen got to work putting together an invitation suite. Their design featured a simple script invitation atop a warm-toned wooden board, all tied together with velvet ribbon.

Photo by Luna de Mare

Photo by Luna de Mare

Each bride chose a flowing gown that fit her personality—but their selections had some surprising coordinated details. My Yen’s Blush by Hayley Paige gown had delicate straps, a plunging V-neck, and lace appliqués, while Gracie’s custom Lea Ann Belter dress paired her favorite aspects of two designs. “I loved the illusion lace top of one gown and the silk organza skirt of the other, and they were able to combine the two into the perfect dress for me,” she describes.

The couple’s dog, Danger, was also dressed for the occasion. “She was the flower girl slash ring bearer. She’s very gender-fluid, so she wore a combo tutu and tux!” says My Yen.

Photo by Luna de Mare

Photo by Luna de Mare

The wedding party all wore navy BHLDN gowns, with My Yen’s bridesmaids in spaghetti straps and Gracie’s in a thicker strapped V-neck, style. “Our bridesman, James, wore a custom navy suit from Oliver Wicks,” says Gracie.

The women all carried bouquets that combined lisianthus, ranunculus, silver brunia, green berzelia, eryngium, seeded eucalyptus, and tulips.

Photo by Luna de Mare

Photo by Luna de Mare

A blue-carpeted aisle led to a circle installation covered in lush greenery, hints of white flowers, and clusters of blackberries and blueberries. Guests sat in black helix chairs, which added a modern contrast to the lush altar and the dramatic views (at 11,212 feet!).

Photo by Luna de Mare

Photo by Luna de Mare

Photo by Luna de Mare

The couple wrote their own ceremony, browsing the web for their favorite ideas. “Writing it ourselves actually helped take the pressure off, and made the process really enjoyable for us,” says My Yen.

Photo by Luna de Mare

Photo by Luna de Mare

Photo by Luna de Mare

Photo by Luna de Mare

Inside the Aspen Mountain Club, rectangular tables were topped with silver linens and sheer runners. A custom trellis made of Aspen branches set the scene above each table, while navy pillar candles and clustered vases (filled with lisianthus, silver brunia, tulips, and eryngium) added color below.

Each place setting was set with a marble charger, a navy blue napkin, and black-and-gold flatware. “We also wrote each of our guests a personalized note describing all of the things we love about them and thanking them for their impact on our lives,” Gracie says. “We hid the cards under their plates and, before dinner was served, had everyone read the notes we’d left. It was a highlight of our wedding day!”

Photo by Luna de Mare

Aspen Mountain Club is known for its amazing cuisine, and My Yen and Gracie’s wedding dinner lived up to the hype. Guests dined on Kona crab with ginger aioli and opal basil, Hawaiian Kampachi with avocado and citrus faro, and angel food cake with strawberry Bavarian cream and white chocolate cremeux.

And of course there was wedding cake! The couple’s three-tiered confection featured a hexagonal base with two round tiers and was topped with a cluster of succulents and fresh greenery.

Photo by Luna de Mare

During the toasts, My Yen’s best friend had everyone in tears of laughter. “She had been searching for the recording of a rap song I wrote when I was 18, and hadn’t been able to find it,” she recalls. “The night before the wedding, another one of our friends told Julie she had the recording and asked if they could incorporate it somehow. Julie was thrilled, and it was the perfect addition!”

Between the personal touches and emotional moments, My Yen and Gracie say that they did their best to immerse themselves fully in their wedding day. “Do everything you can to be present and enjoy it,” says Gracie. “It goes by so quickly!”

Wedding Planner: Gold Leaf Event Design || Venue: The Wedding Deck and Aspen Mountain Club at The Little Nell || My Yen’s Dress: Blush by Hayley Paige || Gracie’s Dress: Lea Ann Belter || Gracie’s Shoes: Christian Louboutin || Hair & Makeup: Gambuti Robsin Hair & Makeup || Women’s Dresses: BHLDN || Bridesman’s Attire: Oliver Wicks || Floral Design: Aspen Branch || Paper Products: Paper Birch Designs || Catering: The Little Nell || Cake: d’Elissious || Ceremony Music: Silver City Strings || Reception Music: Who Is Chris Lewis || Rentals: Premier Party Rentals || A/V: Halcyon Productions || Accommodations: The Little Nell || Videography: Red Mountain Productions || Photography: Luna de Mare

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25 Years Ago, Forrest Gump (a.k.a. Tom Hanks) Crashed This Woman's Wedding Photos

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25 years may have passed since Mary Dunning Chapman and David Chapman tied the knot in Beaufort, South Carolina, but Mary of course still holds the day—and photos from it—close to her heart. And amongst those traditional ceremony and reception pictures is one particularly unique shot featuring none other than Forrest Gump (a.k.a. Tom Hanks himself). Guess life really is like a box of chocolates—you never know what you’re gonna get!

While standing outside the chapel ahead of her wedding, Mary spotted the Sleepless in Seattle star and had to snag a shot with him. Hanks was in the midst of filming the movie Forrest Gump (you may have heard of it) when the bride asked him to take a photo with her before she said her I dos. The photo, which was shot by Fridrik Tiedemann Photography, turned 25 years old on September 11. (See the pic here!)

“It comes up all the time,” Mary told The Island Packet of the photograph, which is signed by the actor and framed. “Congratulations! The only bride more beautiful was the one I married … I’m just sorry I missed the ceremony! God bless, Tom Hanks,” the star wrote.

According to the bride, while waiting to walk into the chapel in her wedding dress, a man hanging out of a baby blue Lincoln down the street began honking his horn and hollering at her. He then exited the car and approached her, introducing himself as Tom Hanks. After snagging a photo, Hanks wished Mary good luck and gave her a hug and kiss, while her bridesmaids fan-girled out next to her.

The star later invited the newlyweds to watch the filming of Forrest Gump, but the couple could only make it to the premiere before returning to their busy lives. The two say that even though it was a quick moment in time, the exciting memory of the actor on their wedding day has lived on for years.

“David and I talked about it after it happened and we just thought that what Tom Hanks did just sealed the deal,” Mary said. “That he and I were meant to be. It’s always been a special thing for us.”

See more: The Ultimate Guide to Wedding Photography

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Teen Mom 2 Star Jo Rivera Marries Fiancée Vee Torres

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It’s a MTV celebration! Teen Mom 2 star Jo Rivera tied the knot with his fiancée, Vee Torres, over the weekend, and both his ex, Kailyn Lowry, and their son, eight-year-old Issac, were in attendance for his big day.

Jo and Vee married in in Bloomfield, New Jersey, where both Issac and Jo and Vee’s daughter, Vivi, walked down the aisle with the couple as ring bearers. Lowry’s plus-one for the night was friend Becky Hayter, who she later thanked on Twitter for attending the wedding with her.

“Thank you for being my BFF & date to this wedding. And wiping my tears as I bawled,” she wrote next to a selfie of herself and her bestie.

The pair of friends also shared videos to social media from the event, including one of the newlyweds entering the reception to Bruno Mars’s “Marry You” and a clip of the couple during their first dance to Ed Sheeran’s song, “Perfect.” According to Us Weekly, the groom also shared a dance with his mom, Janet, to the song “Mama” with all of the groomsmen coming onto the dance floor to embrace the pair. The half siblings, Issac and Vivi, were spotted dancing to Christina Perri‘s “A Thousand Years.”

Jo and Vee got engaged in April 2016. Jo wrote on Twitter at the time, “It’s been a long time coming but I’m so happy to finally [be] engaged to the woman of my dreams. Very excited for our big day.”

The two got engaged six years after Jo and Kailyn split in 2010, after the two appeared on 16 and Pregnant together. Though it took some time, the exes went from worst enemies to best friends. “Jo and I hated each others’ guts…We were not good friends [and] we barely coparented,” she told MTV News last year. “Now we’re best friends—I can tell him anything. I can call him, and we can switch weekends easily or if I need him to grab Isaac from school. We are so good now.”

See more: All of the Celebrity Couples Who Have Tied the Knot in 2018…So Far!

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Meghan Markle's “Something Blue” Has the Sweetest Backstory

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It seems impossible considering how much we all poured over the details of Meghan Markle’s wedding dress, but there was one thing we all missed in the Duchess of Sussex’s iconic wedding day look. In the upcoming HBO documentary series, Queen of the World, Meghan revealed that hid her “something blue” in plain sight during her big day.

In a sneak peak clip from the documentary, the Duchess, 47, revealed that she wore her “something blue” on her Claire Waight Keller wedding veil during the ceremony at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.

“Somewhere in here there’s a piece of — did you see, the piece of blue fabric that’s stitched inside? It was my something blue,” Meghan says in the clip. “It’s the fabric from the dress I wore on our first date.” Swoon.

But the former actress’s “something blue” wasn’t the only unique secret in her wedding day look. In another clip from the upcoming series, Meghan revealed that her veil was also embroidered with 55 flowers. Out of those 55, 53 symbolized the countries within the Commonwealth. The final two flowers were Wintersweet, a flower that grows near the couple’s Nottingham cottage, and California poppy that served as a nod to her home state. Stalks of wheat were also embroidered into the veil to symbolize love and charity.

See more: Meghan Markle Gave a Heartfelt Speech About the “Labor of Love” That Is the Together Charity Cookbook

“It was important for me, especially now being a part of the Royal family, to have all 53 of the Commonwealth countries incorporated, and I knew that it would be a fun surprise as well for my now-husband, who didn’t know,” Meghan said in a video posted by the Royal Family Twitter account on Sunday, September 23.

As for Prince Harry’s reaction? He loved it. Apparently, the Duke was “over the moon to find out that I would make this choice for our day together.”

Meghan added in the clip, “I think the other members of the family had a similar reaction and just appreciation for the fact that we understand how important this is for us and the role that we play and the work that we’re going to continue to do.”

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Michelle Obama Helped a Chicago Couple Say Their “I Do's” at Their Wedding This Weekend

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The former first lady took on a new role this weekend when she helped a Chicago couple exchange their vows. On Saturday, September 22nd, Michelle Obama attended the wedding of Stephanie Rivkin and Joel Sircus, where she lead the two in exchanging their vows on their big day at Theater on the Lake. TMZ obtained footage of the enviable ceremony vows, which look absolutely eye-watering.

The bride, a sales account manager at Google, is the daughter of Chicago’s Deputy Mayor Robert S. Rivkin and the president of Penny Pritzker’s charity the Pritzker Traubert Foundation, according to the New York Times wedding announcement. Michelle’s relation to the couple was through Pritzker, who served as a commerce secretary during the Obamas’ tenure. The article added that the groom is an investment associate at Chicago’s DNS Capital, the family company for Michael Pucker and Gigi Pritzker.

Michelle is no stranger to the Windy City. She and her husband Barack (you may have heard of him) lived in Chicago together for years before his presidency. Michelle was born in the city in 1964, and Barack served as the United States Senator of Illinois from 1997 to 2008.

But her vow exchange role isn’t her only project at the moment. She is currently preparing to go on tour for her upcoming memoir, Becoming.

See more: Michelle and Barack Obama Were Living Their Best Lives at a Beyoncé and Jay Z Concert This Weekend

Michelle posted a video to Instagram earlier this month discussing her upcoming tour.

“Hey everybody, it’s Michelle Obama … It’s a big day for me because I am finished with my book … I can’t wait to share it with the world,” she said in the clip. “Over this time that I’ve been out of the White House, I’ve had time to think and reflect for the first time in a long time and I spent some time really thinking about the people and the stories and the experiences that have shaped me and helped me become the person I am today, and I am proud of what I’ve created. I’m proud because it’s candid, it’s totally and utterly me. So I’m also a little frightened because it’s candid and honest and open, but I can’t wait to share it with the world.”

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Kensington Palace Shares New Footage of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry on Their Wedding Day

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If you’re like us, you’re still living off the high of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s royal wedding back in May. Even though we captured every stunning detail of the ceremony and reception for you, there’s still plenty we’d love to see from the affair. And luckily, Kensington Palace just answered our prayers: the palace shared footage to their Instagram account from a sneak peak at the upcoming documentary series show, “Queen of The World.”

In a recent post, the palace shared a video of the Duchess of Sussex talking about her wedding dress, revealing that she honored all 53 countries of the Commonwealth in her look.

“The Duchess of Sussex reveals the special way her wedding dress paid tribute to the Commonwealth in the upcoming documentary series, ‘Queen of The World.”, the Palace wrote in a caption. “Each of the 53 Commonwealth countries were represented in the embroidery of the veil – a surprise for her now Husband, The Duke of Sussex.”

They added, “The new documentary on @ITV focuses on The Queen’s role as Head of the Commonwealth and reveals how it has been a central focus and passion throughout Her Majesty’s life. Queen of the World will be broadcast on Tuesday evening at 9:15pm on ITV.”

The show will include details of Queen Elizabeth’s work with the Commonwealth countries throughout her years as monarch.

“The Queen is a unique figure on the world stage, with a huge depth of experience having met more global leaders than any previous British monarch and serving longer than all of them,” ITV’s Jo Clinton-Davis said of the project, according to Harper’s Bazaar UK.

See more: This Is How Much Meghan Markle Has Reportedly Spent on Her Wardrobe Since Her Engagement

“This film is a rare opportunity to see Her Majesty up close and behind the scenes in this role, which means so much to her and has been so significant for Britain and the Commonwealth.”

So grab the popcorn and get ready for your next big TV event—and relive the royal wedding all over again.

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Kate Middleton and Prince William Stole the Show at a Friend's Wedding

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Prince George and Princess Charlotte were a pageboy and bridesmaid yet again! The Cambridge family attended a wedding this weekend, and of course, they stole the show.

On Saturday, Prince William, Kate Middleton, George and Charlotte attended the nuptials of one of Kate Middleton’s closest friends, Sophie Carter, who married Robert Snuggs at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church in Norfolk. For the celebration, the tiny royals dressed in blue and white formal wear. Charlotte, 3, was one of three bridesmaids, while George, 5, was among the chosen four pageboys at the ceremony.

Prince William, 36, arrived with some friends in a traditional morning coat. Kate, 36, stunned in a blue dress, which she wore as she arrived with the children in a decorated farmer’s truck.

Both of Kate’s parents, Carole and Michael Middleton, made the guest list for the celebration, in addition to Kate’s brother James. Kate’s sister, Pippa, was not present for the wedding as she is expecting to give birth to her first child next month with husband James Matthews.

Carter and Middleton have been friends for years. The two often take family vacations together and Carter is even one of Princess Charlotte’s godparents.

See more: See The First Photo of Kate Middleton and Prince William’s Third Royal Baby

Following the ceremony, George and Charlotte were seeing playing with one another at the reception.

“George is a real star, quite the little chap,” a source told People. “He was having a great time, running around like the leader of the pack.”

It won’t be long before the two royal youngsters attend yet another wedding: In less than a month, their aunt, Princess Eugenie, will tie the knot to her finacé Jack Brooksbank. And what’s cuter than seeing those tots in their formal wear?

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People Think Heidi Klum Is Engaged Thanks to Her HUGE New Diamond Ring

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The surprise onstage proposal between director Glenn Weiss and his now-fiancée Jan Svendsen wasn’t the only nuptial news to come out of this week’s 2018 Emmy Awards show. After Heidi Klum’s red carpet appearance on the arm of boyfriend Tom Kaulitz, rumors began circulating that the supermodel was actually engaged—all due to the new diamond ring on her left ring finger.

The 45-year-old model was seen flashing a massive diamond ring both at the Emmy Awards and then again when she appeared on America’s Got Talent on Tuesday this week.

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But although the beautiful bauble looks awfully like an engagement ring, Klum said that it’s simply just another accessory. “I don’t know why everyone keeps saying that. Everyone is asking me,” the AGT judge told People of the engagement rumors. “When you do what I do, you wear a lot of fashion. A lot of jewelry. I always look for something that goes with the outfit. So, I wear big rings.”

And sadly, that stunning ice on her finger isn’t even hers to keep. “There is nothing more to it than that. Tomorrow I have to give it back. Sad,” Klum said.

Even though she guaranteed she’s not planning on making another trip down the aisle anytime soon, Klum did have plenty of amazing things to say about her boyfriend, 29-year-old Tom Kaulitz . “He is the kindest, sweetest, most caring, loving person. I feel so lucky. I don’t know the last time I was this happy in my life,” she said. “He is absolutely wonderful. Maybe it is because he is German and we understand each other in a different way. But so far so good.”

See more: All the Celebrities Who Have Gotten Engaged This Year…So Far!

The couple, who are 16 years apart, also sparked engagement rumors back in March when they were spotted kissing on the set of America’s Got Talent. In May, the two made their first official public appearance together at the Cannes amfAR Gala.

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Bachelor in Paradise's Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone Share Their Thoughts on a TV Wedding

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It hasn’t been long since Krystal Nielson and Chris Randone got engaged on the season finale of Bachelor in Paradise, but the two reality stars are already making plans for the big day. And while they don’t have any official details nailed down, the two know that they want all of Bachelor Nation to witness their wedding. Pop the sparkling rosé!

“My life is shared publicly so [it’s] definitely going to be on the Instagram Stories,” Nielson told E! News in an interview. “As far as being televised, we’re not opposed to it.”

While the 29-year-old fitness coach was known for her supposed “villainous” role during Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor, the new bride says she wants to keep her wedding drama free.

“We just care about wine, food and music,” she shared. “We don’t want to worry about any details. I see so many of my friends who get married, and they’re so stressed out as brides and they don’t get to enjoy it. That certainly [is] not our plan.”

But even though the two are excited to start planning those fun aspects of their nuptials, Nielson and Randone are expecting to have a very long engagement. The couple has made plans to move to California permanently, and will choose a city in the golden state by November 1. But regardless of the length of their engagement, the two are certainly set on tying the knot—eventually, anyway.

“We’re 100 percent getting married, and we’re 100 percent making it happen,” Randone said. “I think as time goes on, we will have a better understanding of when and where that can take place.”

And so far, their engagement has been absolute bliss. “I think cloud nine isn’t high enough,” Nielson said. “To receive so much love in person and social media, and just the outpour of love and support for us…we’re just so grateful. It’s really heartwarming.”

See more: So, What Happens to Bachelor in Paradise Star Jenna Cooper’s Engagement Ring?

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Surprise! Jessica Simpson Is Pregnant with Baby Number 3

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Jessica Simpson‘s family just keeps on growing! The singer and actress recently announced that she is expecting her third child with husband Eric Johnson and even revealed her little one’s gender in an adorable Instagram announcement.

“SURPRISE…, ” Simpson teased on Instagram, captioning a photo of her two children, Ace Knute, 5, and Maxwell “Maxi” Drew, 6, holding two massive balloons.

Simpson added a second photo shortly after of her children standing in a sea of pink balloons. “This little baby girl will make us a family of five,” she wrote. “We couldn’t be happier to announce this precious blessing of life.”

Simpson and Johnson began dating in May 2010 and tied the knot three years later in July 2014. The two welcomed their daughter, Maxwell, in May 2012, and their son, Ace, in June 2013.

Last year, Simpson stated that she didn’t think she’d have a third child during a guest appearance on The Ellen Degeneres Show. “I have two beautiful children, and I’m not having a third,” she said in May 2017. “They’re too cute,” she added of her little ones. “You can’t top that.”

But in April of this year, the soon-to-be mom of three joked that she and her husband still have “baby fever” every now and again. “My daughter is about to turn 6, May 1st is her birthday, and my son is going to turn 5 on June 30th and it’s just like, ‘Wait, so this is no longer toddler, this is full-on kid,'” Simpson explained to Entertainment Tonight. “My daughter [already] thinks she’s a teenager. My son at least wants to be a baby still.”

Congratulations to the now family of five!

See more: Jessica Simpson Reveals How She and Husband Eric Johnson Keep the Spark Alive

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Glenn Weiss Says There Was No Proposal Backup Plan If He Didn't Win That Emmy Award

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The Emmy Awards 2018 was filled with all the usual excitement of seeing who wins the gold and fawning over the stunning dresses on the red carpet, but there was one moment that totally stole the show. When producer and director Glenn Weiss got up on stage to accept the award for Outstanding Directing for a Variety Special for this year’s Academy Awards, he turned his acceptance speech into a wedding proposal, asking his girlfriend Jan Svendsen to marry him.

The visibly shocked celebrity audience and those of us watching at home clearly had no idea Weiss was about to pop the question—and neither did the new bride, who appeared to be truly surprised by the onstage proposal.

“I’m used to the camera cutting to me when he wins, because they usually do a cutaway. So I was thinking, ‘This is my moment,’ my three seconds or whatever. But that was unbelievable,” Sevendsen told Entertainment Tonight after the show. “I don’t really remember. I have to look at the tape, because I don’t even know what I did.”

“Oh, that’s so perfect!” Weiss proudly said the big moment. “I’ll tell you what: What blew my mind here was the reaction, the room reaction. Honest to God, when I thought of doing this—and in my head, I’m thinking, ‘They’re going to play me out. No one’s going to want me to be doing this.'” Excuse us, but this was all we ever wanted, Weiss!

The director continued, “And then I couldn’t even finish what I had planned, because everyone was on their feet, yelling and screaming, which was great! I’m so happy it went that way.”

In the moment though, Svendsen says she wasn’t even aware of the crowd’s cheers. “I didn’t see any of that!” she said. “I didn’t realize that people were standing and clapping. I literally just saw you. I’m walking to you. I don’t even know what anybody else was doing.”

And you can rest assured that the proposal wasn’t done on a whim. The director explained that he had been planning the surprise for weeks, perfecting his words to fit the show’s timing exactly. “I kept running it in my head and timing it with a watch, because I don’t want to be played off during the biggest moment of our lives,” he said. “So I keep trimming and trimming and taking stuff out, and I’m going, ‘God, please don’t play me off.’ And as the night’s going, I’m watching other people speak, the prompter, [thinking] OK, how much are they enforcing? What are they not? I’m kind of getting my head there. I’ve got to cut it. I still cut some stuff out. I don’t even know what made it and what didn’t.”

But what if Weiss didn’t win that Emmy? “There was no plan B; our life is a plan A!” he said. “And whatever happens is where it happened. So it happened to happen on the stage. It could’ve happened somewhere else. You never know!”

See more: Alex Borstein Re-Wore Her 20-Year-Old Wedding Dress to the Emmy Awards 2018

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The Best Travel Flat Irons, Blow Dryers, and Mini Hair Tools

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Whether you’re jetting off with the girls for your bachelorette party or getting ready for your romantic honeymoon vacay, you’re going to want your hair to look its best. (Instagram opportunities abound!) But whether it’s a smooth blowout for a girls’ night out or lush curls for a fancy dinner with your new spouse, your favorite styles might require the help of extra hair tools, from blow dryers to curling irons.

Packing all of those tresses necessities is no easy feat. Hauling suitcases and bags with heavy hair tools is exhausting, and depending on the airline, that extra bulk can end up costing you a fortune.

Luckily, there are plenty of travel-sized hair tools to avoid any coif catastrophes. Here are the top-rated travel flat irons, blow dryers, and more for creating your favorite hairstyles on the go. Bon voyage!

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Hailey Baldwin Says She and Justin Bieber Aren't Married “Yet,” Despite Rumors

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Last week, reports surfaced that Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin were spotted at New York City’s marriage bureau, and naturally, fans came to the logical conclusion that they pair was making it official, tying the knot in a low-key civil ceremony. However, the bride took to Twitter in an attempt to set the record straight.

“I understand where the speculation is coming from, but I’m not married yet!” the 21-year-old model wrote in a now-deleted tweet. According to TMZ, Baldwin and Bieber were seen leaving the courthouse last week with a marriage license. Reportedly, Baldwin was in tears and, according to an eyewitness, Bieber told her, “I can’t wait to marry you, baby.” The pop star also apparently told the officiant, “Thanks for keeping it on the DL.” Hmm… It certainly sounds like they tied the knot to us. So, what’s the deal here?

A source close to the model told People that Baldwin “feels a civil ceremony and their ‘real’ wedding are two separate things,” explaining that a religious ceremony is just around the corner. “What happened at the courthouse is a courthouse thing—a legal thing. But marriage is two people making a vow before God and the people they love.”

According to the source, Baldwin and Bieber are planning on having a second, larger ceremony with family and friends following their alleged courthouse nuptials. “They’re going to have a big blowout, in front of God and everyone they love,” said the insider.

The bride previously told The Cut that she dreams of having a whimsical, woodland-inspired wedding. “I just picture lights strung everywhere,” Baldwin said. “I think having it in the woods would be so beautiful.”

In addition to her plans for the venue, the bride knows who will make up her wedding party. “My sister will be my bridesmaid. I was hers last year. And maybe Justin’s little sister as a flower girl,” she mused.

Baldwin also added that despite her young age, she is ready for the next chapter.

“I see no reason to wait,” she said. “When you know it’s right, it’s right.”

See more: Justin Bieber Is Already Reading Marriage Advice Books Ahead of His Wedding to Hailey Baldwin

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DWTS Pro Jenna Johnson Has Picked Out Her Wedding Dress

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Dancing With The Stars pros Jenna Johnson and Val Chmerkovskiy are getting closer and closer to their big day, and the two have finally shared that they have a few details of their upcoming nuptials already planned.

The couple, who are currently preparing to compete against each other on Dancing With the Stars season 27, are also preparing for their wedding. Initially, the couple told Us Weekly that they had hardly anything planned, but it seems that the two have started to pull together some details.

“No, I think we have a day, and I have my dress,” she said. “That’s about it. It’s stressful, though. Weddings are a lot!”

As stressful as wedding planning is, the couple says they’re just trying to enjoy the process. “It’s a blast,” Chmerkovskiy told Us.

“It’s such a fun chapter of our lives together, and I feel like we’re growing with one another, and I love that we’re back together doing the show,” Johnson added. “This the first time that we’re going head-to-head together … He gives me lots of inspiration, and I’m so grateful to have him by my side through all of this. I think I could go crazy without him during the season.”

And as any bride and groom knows, the budget can get tight while trying to create an inclusive guest list. Sadly, the couple says that their probably not going to be able to have all of their family and friends attend the big day. “I’m just calling friends and telling them that they’re not getting invited and that it’s not personal … trying to decrease the budget for this wedding as much as possible,” the groom-to-be joked. “All jokes aside, obviously, some of my friends will be invited.”

See more: How Jenna Johnson Asked Her Dancing With the Stars Partner Adam Rippon to Be Her Bridesman

The couple got engaged in mid-June this year, while on a romantic vacation to Venice, Italy. Johnson posted a sweet picture of the two to her Instagram at the time, with a caption that read, “I knew the moment I met you, you were the man of my dreams and I wanted to be with you forever. Babychka Мой любовь thank you for making my fairytale come true today! Cannot believe I get to call you my FIANCÉ!!!! #engaged.”

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Las Vegas Is Offering Free Weddings to Armed Forces Members on Veterans Day

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This Veterans Day, members of the Armed Forces will get a big thank you for their service. The second-annual “Las Vegas Marries the Military” event will choose 25 couples to win a wedding or a vow renewal ceremony in November, completely free of charge.

On November 8, 2018, military members will be celebrated in Las Vegas with a free ceremony and joint reception with other military couples to start off Veterans Day weekend. Couples who qualify (at least one soon-to-be spouse needs to be a member of the U.S. military) can apply by submitting a 30 to 60 second video explaining to the selection committee what a Vegas wedding or vow renewal would mean to them.

“Veterans Day is one of our favorite holidays because it allows us to thank active-duty members and veterans, along with their families, for all of their sacrifice on our behalf,” Clark County Clerk Lynn Marie Goya said in a statement. “[This event] allows us to offer a tangible ‘thank you’ from our wedding community to these special couples.”

Each individual ceremony will take place on its own, where couples can choose from venues like grand resorts, country clubs, or chapels. Following the final ceremony, all of the newlyweds will celebrate their nuptials in a massive group reception.

The organization enlisted the help of 58 industry vendors in the Clark County area to provide everything from catering to decor for these special celebrations, and when added up, the vendor’s services are valued at almost $70,000. Multiple officiants are offering their services for the big day and dozens of makeup artists, hairstylists, and floral designers are also joining the cause to give these couples the weddings they deserve. Some of the vendors will include Vegas Weddings, Chapel of Flowers, Sundance Helicopters, Little Vegas Chapel, Graceland Wedding Chapel, Sugar Factory and Chocolate Lounge, Machine Guns Vegas, Emerald at Queensridge and more. You can find the entire list of vendors here.

The event is now taking submissions here, and must be received before September 26.

See more: 9 Top Tips for Planning a Military Wedding

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Here's What Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank's Royal Wedding Invitations Look Like

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Check your mailboxes! The invitations for Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s October royal wedding at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle have reportedly gone out. And like the royal wedding invitations that have been sent before them, they’re unsurprisingly regal.

On Sunday, the Daily Mail stated that the bride and groom have sent out their nearly 850 wedding invitations, which reportedly went to recipients like George and Amal Clooney, Victoria Beckham, and Ellie Goulding. Vanity Fair published a first look at the wedding invites (see them here!), and they feature swirling black calligraphy on off-white card stock. “His Royal Highness The Duke of York, KG and Sarah, Duchess of York request the pleasure of the company of,” the invite reads, leaving a space for the invited guest’s name, “at the Marriage of their daughter Her Royal Highness Princess Eugenie of York with Mr. Jack Brooksbank at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle on Friday 12th October, 2018 at 11 a.m. followed by a Reception at Windsor Castle.”

In addition to the rumored 850 A-list guests who scored those gorgeous, cream-colored invites, a whopping 1,200 members of the public will be chosen by lottery to witness the processional and recessional of the newlyweds from the castle grounds.

With a guest list a mile long, a source from the palace reports that the couple is slightly worried that everyone won’t fit in the space. After all, this is one of the biggest weddings ever to take place in St. George’s Chapel and they apparently have invited 200 more guests than Prince Harry and Meghan Markle did for their May 19 royal wedding. “The couple is hoping that not everyone who has been invited will accept, because there will be a space issue, and we might have to have some people standing,” said the source.

In our opinion though, you’d have to be crazy to RSVP “no” to this wedding!

See more: Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank Just Announced Guest List Details for Their Upcoming Royal Wedding

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Everything We Know About the Two (Yes, Two) Bachelor in Paradise Engagement Rings

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It was a busy night for Bachelor Nation. Not one, but two couples got engaged on last night’s finale of everyone’s favorite summertime guilty pleasure. And as excited as we were to see the proposals unfold, it was the stunning diamond engagement rings that we were really clamoring to see.

First, on the beach in Mexico, Jenna Cooper and Jordan Kimball solidified their feelings when Kimball popped the question. “You’re the one person who could inspire me to open my heart again,” Cooper told the male model. “I love you so much and I can’t wait to spend the rest of my life with you.”

After sharing a passionate kiss, Kimball revealed a ring box and got down on one knee. “Jenna Cooper, I’m madly in love with you, will you marry me?” he asked, before revealing a gorgeous cushion-cut diamond ring (Neil Lane, naturally).

Of course, the gigantic center diamond wasn’t the only stone on this stunning sparkler. Surrounding the sizable cushion-cut diamond was a halo of smaller pavé diamonds, which also wrapped around the entirety of the band.

“She said that she wants something eclectic,” Kimball said of the glittering bauble, as his new fiancée showed it off during an interview with E! News. “And that encompasses that totally.”

“Yeah, I love it,” Cooper agreed, staring lovingly at the sparkler.

The second engagement of the night took place between Krystal Nielson of Arie Luyendyk Jr.’s season of The Bachelor and Chris “The Goose” Randone from Becca Kufrin’s season of The Bachelorette.

“You’ve helped me become a better version of myself, a better man,” Randone told Nielson during their beachfront proposal. “I want to give you my heart today, tomorrow and forever. I love you so much and I honestly cannot picture a life without you. You’re the woman I know I want to be with. Krystal Nicole Nielson, will you marry me?”

After excitedly accepting, Nielson exclaimed, “I’m going to be Mrs. Goose!”

Seen in Nielson’s Instagram above, Randone popped the question with a perfect platinum, two-carat diamond ring, handmade for the occasion. The eye-catching pear-shaped diamond shines bright, surrounded by 94 smaller round diamonds in a halo setting.

“Chris wanted something unique for Krystal because he feels that’s exactly who they are as a couple and who she is as a woman—unique, in the best possible way,” Neil Lane told People of the personalized design. “While pear-shaped diamonds are gaining in popularity and enjoying a resurgence from their mid-century heyday, they’re still fairly rare.”

Neil Lane, you’ve done it again!

See more: Bachelor Nation Engagement Rings, A Complete History

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These Grooms Dressed as Buzz and Woody at Their Magical Disney-Themed Wedding

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When newlyweds Garrett and Jason decided to tie the knot, they knew they had to incorporate Disney into their wedding. But they went to infinity and beyond with their Disney-themed big day by dressing as Toy Story‘s Buzz Lightyear and Woody for the event and inviting all their guests to also don costumes.

Photographer Tiffany Brandt of Tiffany Brandt Photography captured all of the magical moments from Jason and Garrett’s wedding, from the costume-clad guests to the VHS-inspired centerpieces. Trust us, you’re going to want to see all these insane Disney details for yourself!

“We had both been fans of Disney and Disney parks growing up. Garrett would frequently visit his friends who worked in the park, while I was inspired by the artists and Imagineers who influenced me to pursue a career in graphic design,” Jason told PopSugar. “But it wasn’t until our first trip together to Disneyland that the love for Disney became more of an obsession.” So when the time came, choosing a wedding theme and guest attire was a no-brainer for the couple.

“We love Halloween, and we throw an elaborate themed party every year. We also enjoy Disneybounding and cosplay at Comic-Con,” Jason explained. “Family and friends must have thought we were crazy to have a costume wedding in the middle of August. But we were happily surprised that most all of our guests were really into it and dressed for the occasion, even our dog!”

He added, “Garrett wanted to dress as Buzz and Woody because ‘You’ve Got a Friend in Me’ is one of his favorite Disney songs, and he has known for a long time he wanted that to be the song he danced to as his first dance. So, of course, I had to be Sheriff Woody. Both characters are reminiscent of each of our personalities.”

Whether you’re a real-life Cinderella or can’t get past the impracticality of glass slippers, no one can deny that this wedding is, well, magical!

See more: This Over-the-Top Disney-Princess-Themed Wedding Will Actually Blow Your Mind

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Princess Eugenie Has Reportedly Hired This Celebrity Florist for Her Royal Wedding

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank’s October 12th wedding is just around the corner, and all the final details seem to be coming together. The first cousin of Prince Harry and Prince William has already picked her venue, St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle, and will reportedly be inviting such guests as George and Amal Clooney and Ellie Goulding. Now, it looks like the bride and groom have also chosen their florist for the big day.

According to an article in The Times, the royal couple have reportedly enlisted London-based florist Rob van Helden to design and create the flower arrangements for their royal wedding. This isn’t van Helden’s first foray into the world of floral fêtes for the famous: He has previously worked with other celebs like Pierce Brosnan and Elton John.

While it is still unknown the exact flowers the couple will predominantly feature in their decor, we have a few clues as to what we might see on the big day. Like Meghan Markle and other royals before her, Princess Eugenie’s bouquet will likely include a sprig of myrtle—a tradition for royal brides for centuries. Her mother, Sarah, Duchess of York, included myrtle in her famous S-shaped bouquet, along with gardenias, roses, and lilies of the valley.

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See more: Everything We Know About Princess Eugenie’s Royal Wedding, So Far

And if Princess Eugenie decides to take further inspiration from Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials, we might see a similar arrangement of white blooms and greenery covering St. George’s Chapel. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex chose white garden roses, foxgloves, and peonies, along with branches of beech, birch, and hornbeam for their floral arrangements at their May 19th wedding.

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Royal wedding history has shown that a lot of couples have opted for this white and green color palette, so Eugenie may follow suit. In fact, van Helden’s Instagram page shows plenty of similarly stunning arrangements.

If he has been tapped for the royal wedding event, we can only imagine the gorgeousness he comes up with!

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Dancing With the Stars's Cheryl Burke Has Picked Her Maid of Honor—Leah Remini!

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Cheryl Burke is one step closer to walking down the aisle. The Dancing With the Stars alum has chosen her maid of honor: Leah Remini!

The 34-year-old bride-to-be took to Twitter on Sunday, September 9 to announce her selection, where she shared a photo of herself, Remini, and her fiancé, Boy Meets World star Matthew Lawrence. “She said yes! #maidofhonor,” Burke wrote beside the sweet snapshot. “So excited to have you be part of such a special time in our lives @LeahRemini!”

“We’ll be rooting for you at the #Emmys tonight,” Burke added. Remini’s latest project, Leah Remini: Scientology and the Aftermath received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Informational Series or Special.

In August, Burke first revealed that Remini, who competed on Dancing With the Stars in 2013, would be in her wedding, and now it looks like the former King of Queens star has scored a bridal party promotion!

The bride-to-be also previously shared that her fellow DWTS alum Kym Johnson scored a bridesmaid slot, and Johnson has already proven that she’s taking her job very seriously, as she hosted a lavish engagement party for Burke and Lawrence in late July in Los Angeles. The groom’s Boy Meets World costar Ben Savage was sure to attend to show his support for the couple.

Lawrence popped the question to Burke on her 34th birthday in early May. “OMG! So far so good for 34! 💍#amilliontimesyes #imengaged#herecomesthebride,” Burke captioned a photo on Instagram, showing off her massive diamond engagement ring.

The couple has yet to announce a wedding date, but with “choose a maid of honor” now officially crossed off of this bride’s to-do list, hopefully the wedding isn’t too far off. “We definitely want to get married as soon as possible,” the couple told Us Weekly at the time of their engagement.

See more: *Dancing With the Stars’*s Cheryl Burke Announced Two of Her Bridesmaids

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