Have you been wondering if you should have a veil for your wedding day? There are many pros and cons that come with the extra addition, and it’s best to know all the facts before you end up making a decision that you later regret.
Complete The Look
Some brides can’t imagine completing their look without a veil. Plus, it’s the only time most of us ever get to wear one. It might be a shame to miss out.
Although veils can look beautiful, luxurious options could end up costing us hundreds of dollars that we don’t need to spend. Thankfully, the outfit can still look just as perfect without the addition.
Use An Heirloom
Many people love to have ‘something old’ on their big day. The best bit? Passing a veil down through the generations can be the ideal way to add some family history to your look.
Creating A Problem
Sure, veils usually sound like a good idea, but they could become another problem we don’t need. All it takes is a gust of wind or a hug for them to get in the way.
Keep Things Traditional
Some of us want to stick to traditions for our day. Veils have been used for hundreds of years, and you might find that your family want you to keep up traditions.
On the other hand, why do we have to follow traditions on our big day? Just because others have worn a veil, doesn’t mean that we need to follow in their footsteps, does it?
The question of whether or not you should wear a veil can be one that leaves many brides scratching their heads. Hopefully, after weighing up the pros and cons, it won’t be long before you can make an informed decision for your look.
40+ Real-Life Celebrity Meet-Cutes That Are No Less Than a Romantic Comedy
Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen
It’s important to note that blind dates are more common with celebrities and royalty than you might think. A fine example of a successful blind date is the relationship between Tom Brady and Gisele Bündchen.
Interestingly, Bündchen very nearly skipped their date altogether, claiming that she was starting to get sick of blind dates. She said, “We actually had a blind date,” and later continued, “You know when I saw those kind eyes, I literally fell in love, like, right away.”
Justin Timberlake and Jessica Biel
While there are plenty of stories of celebrities meeting online, Justin Timberlake took a different, more classic approach to dating. He insisted that he had to call.
When he later discussed how he and his wife got together, he stated that he wanted to contact Jessica Biel in a way where she heard his voice to make things more personal. So, he called her up and asked her point-blank if she wanted to go on a date. Apparently, it worked out pretty well!
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski
Emily Blunt and John Krasinski are a Hollywood power couple if there’s ever been one. We’ve even seen them grace the screen together in creative projects over the course of their relationship.
They actually have a cute story of when they met too. The two were dining in a restaurant but they weren’t together. Krasinski was actually enjoying a night out with Justin Theroux but left him to talk to her. It seems like it was the right move too as they’re still happily married.
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds
Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds are a couple that does it all. From action to mystery and even comedy and horror, they’ve mastered their craft for individual fame as well as star power as a couple.
They first met on the set of Green Lantern but each had partners of their own at the time. A year later, when they were back to dating, they went on a double date together. Rather than staying with their dates, they realized they had more chemistry together.
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen
John Legend and Chrissy Teigen are a couple that many of us know a lot about. They’re active on social media – especially Chrissy – and keep it real in discussing their day-to-day lives.
The two actually met when Chrissy made a guest appearance in Legend’s music video for “Stereo.” Chrissy later shared that when she first met him, he wasn’t wearing much because he was ironing his clothes but she gave him a hug nonetheless. The two ended up meeting again and the rest is history.
Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik
A successful musician in his own right and a world-famous model in hers, Gigi Hadid and Zayn Malik make for a showstopping couple that’s just as cute with each other as on camera.
The two originally met at a Victoria’s Secret party where Malik recognized her from a photo he’d seen. They started dating and sparks flew as they got to know one another. Not to mention, he isn’t afraid to gush over her in interviews. They even just welcomed a new member to their family!
Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth
Sadly, as almost everyone knows by now, Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth are no longer the power couple they once were. That doesn’t mean they didn’t have a meet-cute, though.
There’s was even based on a romantic movie! The two met when they played the leads in The Last Song in 2009, meaning that on-screen chemistry was more than just talented acting. They continued to date on and off until they split in 2013 only to rekindle later and marry before ultimately divorcing.
Will and Jada Pinkett Smith
If there’s one celebrity couple that has made waves over the years, it’s Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith. Not only are they cute together but they’re both talented individually.
They actually met years before they started dating when Jada was 19, auditioning for The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air. When they met again a while later for a dinner with friends, Jada said, “I saw that he had grown from this lanky kid to this really responsible man. We started courting each other and our friendship turned to romance.”
Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones
We’ve covered a few different celebrities now that met through various friends. However, Michael Douglas and Catherine Zeta-Jones had the honor of being set up by Danny Devito, himself.
Douglas has said that he knew the moment he met Zeta-Jones wanted to marry her. He later shared, “I found out that [we share the same birthday] the first night I met her and after she told me she loved golf, I told her, ‘I’m going to be the father of your children’ and she said, ‘Goodnight.’”
Beyonce and Jay-Z
Beyonce and Jay-Z’s fame seems untouchable. Even asking around – about Beyonce, at least – you’d be hard-pressed to find someone who wasn’t a fan.
The two were actually already famous when they met, to no one’s surprise. When they met at first, they didn’t even really talk! They were randomly assigned seats on a plane side-by-side when they both attended the 2000 MTV Spring Break Festival but didn’t think much of it. They definitely didn’t know they’d marry eight years later.
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello
Sofia Vergara and Joe Manganiello are a cute couple that looks great together on the runway. Their meeting story is just as cute as the couple themselves, fortunately.
It actually came on the heels of Vergara’s split with Nick Loeb. Right afterward, friend and fellow Jesse Tyler Ferguson stepped in to play matchmaker. With the permission of both parties, he made sure they exchanged numbers even though Vergara was hesitant at first and the rest is history.
David and Victoria Beckham
There are few couples in Hollywood that are quite as instantly recognizable and iconic a David and Victoria Beckham. According to David, it was love at first sight.
David saw one of Victoria’s music videos before he even met her. He shared the memory, saying, “I turned around to Gary and said, ‘That one there, that’s the girl I’m going to marry.’” Sure enough, they crossed paths only a few months after and hit it off.
Sarah Hyland and Wells Adams
Sarah Hyland is most easily recognized from Modern Family and her partner, Wells Adams, earned his fame as an alum on The Bachelorette.
These two ended up meeting online rather than in person all thanks to Twitter. Hyland stated in an interview, “I was following him. We had tweeted each other because I thought he was funny and he was a fan of the show.” The first tweet from Adams reads, “Next time I’m in LA, I’m taking you out for drinks and tacos.”
Andy Samberg and Joanna Newsom
Andy Samberg was a huge fan of Joanna Newsom’s work even before he knew her in a personal sense. Obviously, it worked out as the couple is now married.
The two met in person for the first time when he was backstage at one of her concerts and was introduced by fellow celebrity, Fred Armisen. She recognized him from one of the videos Lonely Island put out and he said that he saw “heart bubbles” when he met her face-to-face.
Serena Williams and Alexis Ohanian
In real life, you don’t always meet the person for you in a strictly romantic sense. Even celebrities have meet-cute stories that aren’t picture perfect.
While they were in Rome, a rather romantic city, while Williams was getting ready for a tournament, they didn’t have a romantic conversation. In fact, they sparked up a conversation after rats were brought up in the cafe they were sitting in. Shortly after this unsavory conversation, they began dating.
Mandy Moore and Taylor Goldsmith
Social media has made its way into every part of life anymore, it seems. While this has it’s drawbacks, the advent of social media has also opened up opportunities as well.
That’s something that Mandy Moore and her husband, Taylor Goldsmith, can attest to. It makes sense: they met on Instagram! After Moore posted a picture of Dawes’ band’s album on her page, he reached out to her and they began dating after talking for a while.
Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves
Whether you’re a fan of his work or not, you probably don’t think of the word “nervous” when you think of Matthew McConaughey but he was nervous when he met Camila Alves.
Although they didn’t know it, the two people in this nightclub would get married one day. At first, McConaughey has shared he tried to get her attention across the room but had to reassess. She wasn’t the type of person you do that to and worked up the confidence to just go talk to her.
Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez
There are times that we all are a little forgetful or absentminded. Usually, that doesn’t end up with a star-studded relationship featuring superstar Jennifer Lopez.
That is unless your Alex Rodriguez. He was lost in a parking lot, looking for his car when J-Lo tapped him on the shoulder to see if he needed help. In her full costume as Harlee from Shades of Blue, Rodriguez didn’t recognize her until she said her name. His response? “Jennifer you look beautiful.”
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt
Anna Faris and Chris Pratt seemed like the perfect couple for a time. After all, they were both funny and talented. Plus, they had excellent chemistry.
Just because we had to read about their split doesn’t mean that there wasn’t something touching in their story. They’ve both spoken before about how they met during the filming of Take Me Home Tonight in 2007 and got to have a magical moment walking the red carpet together.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West
The heights of fame in Hollywood vary but they seem to be ever reaching. For one couple, their star just seems to continue to rise as, for better or for worse, they grow increasingly well-known.
Kim Kardashian and Kanye West met in 2004 but only stayed platonic for a long while. When Kanye and Brandy were recording the song “Talk About Our Love,” Kim was working as Brandy’s assistant. It wasn’t until 2012 that this blossomed into a romance and the pair ultimately married in 2014.
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher
Carrie Underwood and Mike Fisher are respected musicians and athletes, respectively speaking. The night they met, though, they weren’t expecting much.
For one, they were on a blind date. On top of that, they lived in different countries. Underwood once recalled that she thought, “I mean, can I make dating more difficult? Let’s get a hockey guy who lives in another country. Awesome.” It went better than they hoped as the two started dating and even married and had kids.
Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne
In the world of rock n’ roll, there are few couples as instantly recognizable as Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne. Despite plenty of ups and downs, the couple is still together to this day.
They actually first met in a professional capacity. Ozzy had just been kicked out as the frontman of Black Sabbath for his substance abuse issues when he met Sharon, who quickly became his manager and started working on his solo career. They started dating around the same time.
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson
Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson are a wholesome pair with a long marriage of more than 30 years. They’ve outlasted many Hollywood couples and even have a meet-cute story to share.
Rather than stemming off of one event, Hanks and Wilson started to find themselves running into each other more and learning a little more about each other each time. Hanks once shared, “When we first looked at each other there was definitely a kind of, ‘Hey, this is the place!’ – I felt that anyway.’”
Julia Roberts and Danny Moder
In a place like Hollywood, there’s more than a few workplace romances. This usually occurs between actors in a film or show.
Julia Roberts found her Hollywood romance when she met one of the cameramen for the film she starred in, The Mexican, Danny Moder. Even more dramatically, Moder was married when he met Julia Roberts but the couple met back up after his divorce in 2002 and things took a romantic turn, leading to their relationship.
Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum
There are few couples that are as often lauded for being as cute and photogenic as Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum. Sadly, we had to say goodbye to this romance in 2018.
The two performers met in a meet-cute for the ages before that. Much like Miley Cyrus and Liam Hemsworth, they met by playing love interests opposite to one another in a movie, this time Step Up back in 2005. By 2009, the two were married and they even later had a daughter.
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso
Matt Damon and Luciana Barroso met when she was working as a bartender in South Beach, Miami, Florida. It was a meeting that was partially born out of necessity but ended beautifully.
Damon stopped by when he was in the area shooting a movie and he even came behind the bar to talk to her while dodging fans who were bothering him. Barroso made sure to put him to work too, saying “You know, if you’re going to be back here, you can’t just be standing there!”
Leighton Meester and Adam Brody
Like many of the couple on this list, Leighton Meester and Adam Brody met on a movie set. For this couple, though, their later meeting would be the one that counts.
Meester and Barroso first ran into each other while they were filming The Oranges in 2011 but, at the time, they didn’t find the chemistry between them they later would. That would occur when they met back up in 2013 when they filmed Life Partners which led to the sound of wedding bells.
Nick and Vanessa Lachey
Nick Lachey was in another high-profile relationship before he fell for Vanessa Lachey. He’d actually just divorced Jessica Simpson right before they met one another.
It was actually his song “What’s Left of Me,” which he wrote about the breakup when he met Vanessa. She was set to star in his music video and the two hit it off. They officially started dating in 2006 and have been going steady ever since.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr.
Sarah Michelle Gellar and Freddie Prinze Jr. easily have one of the heartwarming marriages in Hollywood. Funny to think that it all started with a horror movie and an accident.
The two first met when they were filming the movie I Know What You Did Last Summer. They wouldn’t date at first, though, and their first date was actually meant to be a group dinner. When their friend canceled at the last minute, there was no going back for this duo.
Stanley Tucci and Felicity Blunt
Emily Blunt actually had a hand in introducing Stanley Tucci to her sister, Felicity Blunt. It was a wedding meeting that led to wedding bells for this pair.
Tucci met Emily Blunt while they were working together to film The Devil Wears Prada. In fact, Emily liked him so much that she invited him to her wedding to John Krasinski. It was at this wedding that he met Felicity Huffman. So, not only are they a cute couple but all these celebrities are family now!
Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson
When it comes to celebrity meet-cutes, there are some that we don’t know much about. Other times, we know exactly what happened between two celebrities since they live in the public eye.
The world got to watch the romance blossom between Maddie Poppe and Caleb Lee Hutchinson, on the other hand. They both competed on the competition show American Idol and audiences were enthralled with their romance. After the show, they stayed together and even toured together.
Ali Wong and Justin Hakuta
While Justin Hakuta isn’t making tabloid’s frequently, he’s still pretty impressive as a businessman. Even if you don’t know him, you probably still recognize his wife, comedian Ali Wong.
Even though a lot of Ali Wong’s comments are through the lens of comedy, it sounds like these two had the meet-cute that plenty of romance movies and romantic-comedies have recreated on the big screen: meeting at an already romantic location, a wedding.
Kacey Musgraves and Ruston Kelly
Not many people on this list were moved to tears when they met that special person in their lives. But this happened to Kacey Musgraves. She couldn’t help but let tears stream down her face as Ruston Kelly played soothing music.
Kacey had gone to the Bluebird Cafe to listen to one of her friend’s perform. But when Kelly showed up and started playing, Kacey was so emotional. She gave him his number after the show, hoping to make some music together. Things went a little differently though.
Tamera Mowry-Housley and Adam Housley
Most people think of celebrities in the roles that they have now. For instance, you might think of an actress from her movies rather than a more mundane part of their life.
Tamera Mowry-Housley actually met her husband, Adam Housley, when they were in college rather than on a movie set or at a Hollywood party. They were even introduced by one of their economics professors at Pepperdine University and he first asked her out through an email.
Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli
There are few people who weren’t caught up in the whirlwind of a series of Orange is the New Black. That being said, there were some people who held the series dearer to their hearts.
The show probably couldn’t be much more dear to one pair of brides: Samira Wiley and Lauren Morelli. The two met when Samira, who played Poussey Washington, met up with Lauren, who was writing the episode in question, to discuss the character. Who knew this would lead to a wedding?
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev
Nikki Bella and Artem Chigvintsev are a pair that make for a beautiful couple. They have a meet-cute story only a celebrity couple could have too.
Much like another couple we’ve already looked at on this list, Bella and Chigvintsev were brought together through dance. More specifically, they met during the filming of Dancing with the Stars. Of course, when the two were paired up, sparks flew, and it was a beautiful start to a relationship.
Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka
There are plenty of different romantic comedies and strict romance stories that have a meet-cute including the two characters meeting briefly in passing and ending up in a happy relationship.
It often seems like an easy and unrealistic way to develop the plot but, as Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka can attest, it does happen sometimes! Before these two were considered such an iconic couple, they were just two strangers meeting through a mutual friend on a New York street corner.
Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford
We often think of celebrities as meeting at fancy premieres, high-class parties, or even on set. Don’t worry – there are still some high school sweethearts in the spotlight.
This includes Carey Mulligan and Marcus Mumford. When the two were teenagers, they were both a part of a pen pal program through their church. So, they spent their teen years writing to each other. They eventually lost touch but reconnected later in life after realizing their similar life paths.
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard
Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard are a rather refreshing Hollywood couple as they don’t pull any punches on what life is like as a married couple.
They’re both pretty famous but it wasn’t their fame that brought them together at all. It was actually at a smaller, more intimate setting that they first crossed paths. Still, a sushi birthday dinner for a friend sounds like a nice meal to kindle a new romance over.
Amy Schumer and Chris Fischer
While highly controversial, Amy Schumer has made a name for herself as a comedian who isn’t afraid to try out a few different roles in production as well.
Schumer actually met her husband, Chris Fischer, through her assistant at the time. The assistant’s name was Molly Fischer and she was actually his sister but the comedian and Fischer quickly fell for each other after meeting. They’re even proud, married parents now, so we’d say it worked out well!
Kym Johnson and Robert Herjavec
If you don’t recognize Robert Herjavec by name, you’d surely recognize him from Shark Tank. His wife, Kym Johnson, is actually a professional dancer.
That’s actually involved with how the two of them met – on season 20 of Dancing with the Stars! The two were paired up to compete together and they later ended up in a relationship together. Harjavec once shared a photo from the show with the caption, “How it all began – you’ve been making me smile from the very first dance.”
Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll
Kate Winslet and Ned Rocknroll actually have a meet-cute that’s steeped in tragedy while she and her children were staying with Sir Richard Branson on Necker Island.
Everything was going fine for a time when lightning struck the house, resulting in a house fire. With the help of Ned and a headlamp, Kate and her children made it to safety. She’s stated, “I met my husband in a house fire. I took a bra and passports and my children…so, I married him!”
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux
Jennifer Aniston and Justin Theroux are another celebrity couple that, while they stole hearts at first, have since split. The good news is that the split was amicable and the two remain friends.
Like many actors and actresses, they met on the set of a movie, this time Tropic Thunder. Aniston has said she was surprised as they grew closer, “I thought he was very sweet and he was always very nice but I remember thinking he was very dark […] but he’s actually the nicest person in the world.”
Lisa Vanderpump and Ken Todd
Lisa Vanderpump is easily recognizable from her starring role in Vanderpump Rules and her husband is a well-known athlete in the English Football League.
The two actually met in a nightclub in London. She wasn’t there to party either – she had simply come in to drop her brother off and pick him up when she started helping out in the club since a manager was out for the night. Then Ken Todd walked in and the rest is history.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
It isn’t often that we think of blind dates as a successful concept. It’s even rarer that we think of someone from the British Royal Family going on a blind date set up by a friend.
We’ve learned that even royals look for the chance at love in blind dates thanks to the romance between Prince Harry and Meghan Markle. They were set up on a blind date in 2016 by a mutual friend of the two of them. What a great friend!