ICYMI: Wedding Stories of April '18
Have you been keeping up with what's going on in the wedding world this past month? Well, we are here to catch you up and are excited to share with you some of our favorite stories!
1. "I've been thinking about this for a long time. I can't believe I'm doing this. On the runway. While you're doing what you love" - Groom Chad Stapleton. We're suckers for marriage proposals! During the Watters Spring 2019 Bridal Fashion Week Show, boyfriend Chad Stapleton proposed to runway model Nicole Kaspar. We don't want to say too much because we want you to watch the video so check out the sweet proposal below!
2. On April 21st, former college athlete who thought he would never be able to walk again, was proudly able to walk seven yards down the aisle to his beautiful bride. In 2010, Chris Norton was paralyzed from the neck down after a terrible football accident. He fractured his C3-C4 vertebrae which met he only had a 3% chance of moving anything below his neck ever again. He pushed through recovery, regaining mobility, and still continued his education, but still wanted to find a life partner. He worried about his physical limitations would prevent him from finding a wife and it wasn't until August 2013 when he met his now wife, Emily Summers, through an online dating app. Together, they were able to push and achieve Norton's goal of walking across the stage during his graduation in May 2015 and the night before graduation, Norton took another big step and asked Summers to marry him. More than 300 million people watched the video of Norton walking across the stage and they wowed others once again when he was able to walk down the wedding aisle. It was filmed as part of Fotolanthropy's ongoing documentary about couples who defy the odds. Watch the trailer to their documentary which includes a clip from their wedding and try not to cry!
3. You may or may not have heard of this one already, but flying veils are a thing! It's the latest trend in China and they are showing us up in how "extra" we can be. We've had llamas, helicopters, horse carriages, but flying veils?
Credit: Shanghaist / Facebook
4.SaveSaveSave Glee's Lea Michele got engaged to boyfriend Zandy Reich! The two started dating in 2017 and Reich popped the question on Saturday, April 28th. The four-carat stone features a halo comprised of smaller diamonds designed by jeweler Leor Yerushalmi.
Credit: Lea Michele / Instagram
5. One of our favorite designers also got engaged! Marc Jacobs! On Wednesday, April 4th, Jacobs proposed to long-time boyfriend Charly Defrancesco in one of the most surprising places, Chipotle! It just wasn't, "Hey, what kind of burrito do you want? Will you also marry me?" It started with a flash mob first!