Now this is what dreams are made of. Disney child star Hilary Duff said ‘I do’ to singer and record producer Matthew Koma in a beautiful private ceremony in their own front yard in Los Angeles, with personal meaning embedded throughout the day.
In 2018, Koma popped the question to Duff in a meaningful way. On a walk through a New York park, Koma presented Duff with an illustrated notebook, featuring images of them and their two kids Luca (that Duff shares with ex-husband Mike Comrie) and Banks.
“All of a sudden he says, ‘I’ve been working on something for you, and you’re going to love it. I really want our kids to know our story and now we can keep adding to this book,” duff tells Vogue. “It’s our whole entire story mapped out for us to refer back to as we get older and for our kids to know, which is amazing. I get to the very last page, and there’s a little piece that I have to lift up and my ring was inside. It was so sweet. It was really special and really simple, which is very much how we are and how we operate. Then it started raining, and it was perfect.”
View this post on Instagram
As far as proposals go, @HilaryDuff and singer and record producer @MatthewKoma’s engagement takes the cake. So when it came time for Hilary’s big day, she knew she wanted a look just as memorable as their love story. Enter British designer @JennyPackham, who Hilary tapped to create her dream gown. “When we were coming up with the design,” she says, “it was important to me that it was striking but simple. I couldn’t imagine wearing a big fluffy dress.” Tap the link in our bio to watch as we catch up with the bride-to-be in the days before her wedding, when Jenny had just shipped the dress from London to L.A. Director @rombokob DP @thegolddop Audio @Karajohnson101 Editor @robbymassey
With such a meaningful proposal, the wedding had to match. Duff wanted a simple and understated yet powerful wedding day. Working with celebrity planner Yifat Oren, they created an intimate front yard ceremony. Guest seats were arranged in a u-shape designed to feel like a hug. Duff’s Younger co-star Molly Bernard and actor Chris Mintz-Plasse acted as the officiants.
Their two kids were also part of the ceremony. Luca acted as ring bearer, and Duff walked down the aisle holding one-year-old daughter Banks.
Duff wore a stunning caped gown designed by Jenny Pakham. The dress featured a high neckline, an open back, long sleeves with slits up the front and accented saddle-shoulders. Their initials, their children’s initials, as well as the date of the wedding were embroidered inside the lining of the dress.
After the ceremony, Duff changed into a shimmering gold dress for the reception, where guests partied the night away. Congrats to the newlyweds!
Feature image: Instagram / Hilary Duff