With Valentine’s Day coming up, it is a big day around the world for both proposals and weddings. The world of Celebdom has seen some pretty big comings-together on February 14th down the years. Here Urban Bride Chic takes a look back at some of the famous weddings and engagements that have taken place on Valentines Day.
Han is ‘Solo’ no more, as Star Wars actor Harrison Ford proposed to Calista Flockhart over Valentine’s back in 2009. The couple were married the following year and they went on to adopt their son Liam. The couple had first met seven years earlier at the Golden Globes and with a 23 year age difference between the two, the magic of Valentine’s has clearly cast its spell on the couple.
Actress Selma Hayek married Francois-Henri Pinault on Valentine’s Day in 2009. Huge brownie points for the French business man for not only getting married on the most romantic day of the year, but also for doing it Paris, the city of love.
Actor Vince Vaughn proposed on Valentine’s Day to Kyla Weber back in 2010 and the couple are married with children still.
Talking of ‘Married With Children’, Christina Appelgate, who played Kelly Bundy on the hit comedy show, was engaged to musician Martyn LeNoble on Valentine’s Day back in 2010. After having to go through a double mastectomy a couple of years before, Applegate credits LeNoble with having saved her life. They were married in February 2013.
Singer Christina Aguilera announced her Valentine engagement in 2014 to Mathew Rutler. That was done by flashing around the massive diamond ring that she had received over social media. Incidentally, her previous marriage to Jordan Bratman was finalized on Valentine’s Day three years before that.
Which leads us to….
Chaucer is largely credited with linking the idea of romance together to Valentines’ Day, although there is much scholarly debate over that. He composed a poem back in the 14th Century to honor an engagement between Richard II and Anne of Bohemia. In tying in the special occasion with a feast, he penned “The Parliament of Fowls” which features the line “For this was on seynt Valentynes day” (check out this link for further details about the poem).