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Steal the look of… Hannah Quinlivan aka Mrs Jay Chou

On our blog, we often share inspirations about how to make your big day closer to perfection. We also absolutely love sharing happy news about celebrities and/or famous personalities who have tied the knot and moved on to the next stage in life.

And on the list of famous newlyweds this year is model Hannah Quinlivan, who recently tied the knot in a fairy-tale wedding in Yorkshire, northern England, with Mandopop king Jay Chou (If you missed our entry on that, click here!)

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The look: Decked in a white Tudor-inspired dress by Canadian designer Mikael Derderian with a heart-shaped cutout on the back. Quinlivan was also wearing a crown that cost US$1.05 million and a necklace worth around US$10 million during the lavish ceremony.

Make it yours: If pricess-looking gowns with heart cutouts are your cup of tea, here’s our selection of similar designs!

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Hayley Paige

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Wedding color theme: Emerald & Aqua

With the start of a new year, we reckon it’s time to think bright and bold colors for your wedding and one of W&T’s favorite color combinations for a weather bash is emerald and aqua!

The combination of cool emerald with warm aqua is perfect for your spring or summer wedding since it mixes a classic shade with something trendy and vibrant. Here’s how we think it will work out:

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US couple changed wedding location for President Obama’s golf game

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A military couple had to change their wedding venue at the request of the White House, officials said on earlier this week. Natalie Heimel and her husband, Edward Mallue Jr., both Army captains, had planned to hold their wedding ceremony on the 16th green of the Marine Base Hawaii golf course on Saturday (December 24).

But U.S. president Barack Obama, who is vacationing on the island, had planned to golf the course at the same time. According to NBC News, the manager of the couple’s catering company had to call the bride-to-be to offer an alternative location with “an even nicer view.”

But as it turned out, the bride and groom weren’t too disappointed because they received a post nuptial-greeting from none other than the president himself.

“Congratulations on your wedding,” the president said in a call following his golf gaffe. “I feel terrible. Nobody told us… I hope the wedding went OK.”

“It was a blessing in disguise,” Mallue replied, according to NBC News.

An administration official said that White House staff didn’t know of the debacle until Bloomberg News, who first reported the story Monday morning, called for a comment, NBC News reported.

Taiwanese actress Ariel Lin says ‘I do’ on Christmas eve

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Actress Ariel Lin and her fiancé, Charles Lin, held their wedding celebration on Christmas eve in Taiwan. According to media reports, the couple, who had a star-studded engagement party in October, invited over 600 guests consisting of close family members and friends.

Lin, who is known for TV idol dramas including “In Time with You” and “It started with a Kiss” in which she was awarded the Golden Bell Awards’ “Best Actress for Drama”, changed into three different gowns for the night.

After the headline-grabbing engagement party, the media were reportedly not given access to this wedding reception. However, a crowd of camera-welding reporters blocked her arrival at the banquet hall. Luckily, the banquet hall’s security guards used umbrellas to cover the couple and blocked off any source of photography. Hence, the only source of photos was from the celebrity guests themselves including Mickey Huang and Xie Na.

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Prior to the wedding, the couple visited Charles’ hometown. Besides paying respects to Charles’ ancestors, Ariel also abided by the family traditions of throwing a fan out of her car window on the wedding day, to symbolize the riddance of bad habits. The Lins have been dating for over two years.

Woman takes photo of Christmas lights, but accidentally captures more…

Joy Son of Minneapolis had been taking photos of the beautiful Christmas light display at St. Paul, Minn when she unintentionally captured the moment a man dropped to one knee and asked the love of his life to marry him.

After realizing it, Joy posted the photo on Instagram with hopes of finding the engaged couple… and the power of the Internet worked!

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The newly engaged woman, Stephanie Yarian, was alerted by a friend that her photo was in the newspapers and she connected with Joy on Instagram. Yarian, 22, is from Colorado but attends the University of Northwestern in St. Paul, where she met her fiance Luke.

And Stephanie had this to say about the photo…

“Hi there!

My name is Stephanie and I have been seeing my picture of my proposal from last night all over! Just wanted to get in contact and let you know that my fiance, Luke, and I got engaged and are sooo excited this moment was captured!

-Stephanie”