Emily Ratajkowski's City Hall wedding to Sebastian Bear-McClard in February took us by total surprise, but last night during her appearance on The Tonight Show, the model shared some details about their unexpected nuptials for the first time. She especially took some time to share the odd but "romantic" story of how her indie producer beau popped the question.
"He proposed to me at Minetta Tavern [a French restaurant in NYC] and he didn't have a ring, so I was like, 'Hmmm, nah," the model explained. "And then he took the paper clip that the bill was paid with and made me a ring, which I actually thought was really romantic. And then we made our actual rings."
Ratajkowski then detailed the last-minute process of how their actual wedding bands were made:
"So we’re both interesting little humans is what I would say, and you do need 24 hours before you have to go down to City Hall and get your license because they don’t want you to do the Vegas thing. You have to think about it for 24 hours. I think that’s why.
"So then we walked into Chinatown and bought an ounce of gold, and he was like, ‘We’ll melt down the gold and make the rings.’
"So I was like, ‘I just don’t see us melting down gold, like that just seems kind of difficult,’ but then he ended up going to some store in Midtown and met this nice man—this is the night before our wedding, by the way—and this very nice man was like, ‘I know how to do that.’
"So we came into his studio after hours and then we actually hammered them out, the whole thing, used a little blow torch. And they were supposed to be temporary rings but now I’m very attached and I really don’t want to get rid of it. I just feel like making it yourself, like could you be more personal, really?"
And of course, she showed off the finished product:
Courtesy: Harper's Bazaar US, YouTube
Ratajkowski and Bear-McClard have officially been married for six weeks now. Looking back at their unexpected nuptials, the model told Jimmy Fallon, "I guess I didn't know what I always wanted to do [for my wedding], which is maybe why it was so untraditional."
She also noted the mustard yellow Zara suit and black veiled hat she wore to her ceremony, which, as it turns out, was part of her plan "to not be noticed." (However, we're not sure how under-the-radar she could be in an outfit that chic.)
From Harper's Bazaar US