Lily Collins and Charlie McDowell have only been married for four months, but fans can’t get enough of the star’s sweet marriage. From cute Instagram posts to working on the set of Windfall together, the couple is beloved among fans.
Love at First Sight
According to the Emily in Paris actress she always knew that she wanted to marry Charlie. The pair first met in 2019, and Charlie proposed only a year later. They made their relationship Instagram official in August 2020 with a series of cute Paris snaps. They even quarantined for eight months together during the pandemic.
During an appearance on Live with Kelly and Ryan in Oct. 2020, the actress gushed about her fiancé. She said, “It was kind of one of those situations where I knew the second that I met him that I wanted to be his wife one day and so it was just a matter of when, really.”
Charlie popped the question in September 2020, and the proposal was exactly what she wanted. The American director proposed on a road trip in New Mexico, and the engagement photos are set in the gorgeous desert surrounded by tall mountains.
Lily said that Charlie had set up a timer so they could get the whole proposal on video and screenshot photos later. The Love, Rosie actress was very surprised. But, of course, she happily showed off her engagement ring on Instagram.
The rose-cut diamond ring was designed by Charlie McDowell himself with the help of jewelry designer, Irene Neuwirth.
Lily Collins captioned her engagement Instagram post with, “I’ve been waiting my lifetime for you, and I can’t wait to spend our lifetime together…”
Tying the Knot
Lily and Charlie tied the knot on Sept. 4, 2021, after being engaged for just a year. The couple had a gorgeous wedding in the mountains of Colorado. They shared their wedding photos on Instagram with cute messages to each other.
Charlie captioned his post to his new wife and said, “I married the most generous, thoughtful, and beautiful person I’ve ever known. I love you @lilyjcollins.”
While fans were excited that the pair finally got married, most eyes were on Lily’s breathtaking wedding dress. Designed by Ralph Lauren, the dress took 200 hours to make and consisted of a flowing cape made out of Calais-Caudry lace and a bodice made out of Swarovski-beaded micro-flowers and silk organza petals.
Lily’s dress perfectly combined her love of Western Americana and British Victorian. We have to say: the dress was straight out of a fairytale!
While talking to Vogue Australia in Nov. 2021, Lily opened up about what it was like to be directed by her husband. The actress said that the whole experience was easier and a lot more fun than she first expected.
She said, “I thought it would be harder, I have to say. I thought it would be more stressful to have to work with him, but it honestly was really amazing and freeing,” she said. “It was great, and I’m really, really proud of the movie and I’m proud of him. It’s a different type of role for me.”
According to reports, Charlie directed his wife in her upcoming Netflix film Windfall. Not much is known about the future film, but it does star Lily Collins and Jason Segel. Netflix says that it’s film noir, based on a Hitchcock thriller and it follows a husband and wife who arrive at their vacation home only to find out that it’s being robbed.
According to the 32-year-old actress, a lot of her dreams about love and marriage came from her parents, musician Phil Collins and actress Jill Tavelman. Lily opened up to The Talk in 2017 and said that her mom taught her how to be an independent woman who is also open to love.
She said, “And my mom is such a strong independent strong-willed woman and she always taught me to accept my worth for how I viewed myself and female empowerment, and it’s OK to be independent and also need someone at the same time. I kinda get to be both.”
When asked what she looked for in a partner, Lily said that she was attracted to “mysterious creatures” who are not afraid to give their emotions to the world and the person they love.