Hilary Swank looks stunning as she marries boyfriend Philip Schneider in secret wedding ceremony
Hilary Swank and Philip Schneider got married over the weekend at the Saint Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California
Hilary Swank married her boyfriend Philip Schneider in a secret ceremony over the weekend at the Saint Lucia Preserve in Carmel, California. The photos of the wedding are everything fans of the 'Million Dollar Baby' star would've hoped for.
What makes the wedding photos all the more dreamy is her wedding gown which was designed by Elie Saab Haute Couture Atelier. Made of chantilly lace, silk chiffon, and organza silk, it reportedly took "six meters (about 19 feet) of tulle to create the veil," writes E! News. "The embroidery on her dress took 70 hours to complete, which is nearly half the time it took to piece together the entire dress."
Hey, guys, amid the redwoods of California, Hilary Swank got married! She looks beautiful in an @ElieSaabWorld haute-couture gown crafted of Chantilly lace, silk chiffon and organza silk, and a tulle veil measuring six meters … pic.twitter.com/QZ7tgsso7Z— Laurie Brookins (@StyleWriterNYC) August 21, 2018
The wedding gown wasn't the only thing Swank was flaunting on her big day, of course, as hand-in-hand with her was the man of her dreams — complimenting her glowing beauty. The two had first started dating back in 2016. Their relationship began after the actress had called off her engagement to professional tennis player Ruben Torres.
While there were no apparent causes of their split reported at that time, soon after, Swank had started posting uplifting, positive messages on her social media accounts. "Every seeming obstacle is just a preparation for the bigger picture of your life," she shared.
Clearly, Swank has realized the bigger dream in her life and, speaking to Vogue about the same, she shared how immensely overwhelmed she feels. “It was timeless. There is just no other way to describe it,” Swank told Vogue. “I was overwhelmed with such gratitude and thanks to be marrying the man of my dreams and to see all the people we love together in the middle of such a profound setting. It was truly a dream come true.”
If that doesn't sound romantic, Swank also revealed that they "ended the night riding back to our rooms on bicycles decorated Burning Man–style with LED lights and streamers by our friend’s children. They weren’t pretty, but they sure made a statement!”
Sparks had flown the very first time Swank met Schneider. “It was a blind date set up by actor Misha Collins’s wife Vicki and another close friend Jean," she told the publication. "We met at 10:00 a.m. and parted ways at 11:00 p.m. We clearly enjoyed our time!”
All it took was a year-and-a-half and, by the end of it, the two lovebirds were engaged. Hilary admits: “We don’t know why waited that long!" But, hey, better late than never. And congratulations are finally in order!