Wedding season is in full swing and there's nothing like watching your friends and fam get all decked out in lace and tulle and wed their true love to get you dreaming of your own walk down the aisle. Think that's why a slew of stars popped the question this summer? As the temperature heated up, so did the romances of these just-engaged celebrities who are now rocking engagement rings that shine brighter than the summer sun.
The summer isn't over yet and already a Victoria's Secret Angel, an Oscar winner, a blonde beauty supermodel, and two reality TV stars have all committed to getting married. In fact, we needed to invest in sunglasses for all that engagement ring bling — from a huge (and we mean huge) oval-cut diamond ring to vintage-style sparklers with fashion-forward hexagonal halos to classic round-cut stones. Wonder if these leading ladies are wearing those epically expensive rocks while splashing around in the pool... We know we would never take 'em off if we were lucky enough to tote one around town!
We know it's only July, but we can't help but look back on the newly-engaged duos of Hollywood because... Well, do we really need an excuse to fawn over these beautiful baubles, again? Nope. Didn't think so. Read on to see the 13 celebrities who got engaged in the summer of 2016.
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Miranda Kerr and Evan Spiegel
The Victoria's Secret Angel and Snapchat's founder, Evan Spiegel, announced their engagement just yesterday, making them the latest pair of celebs to take the jump. Nothing but a super sparkler would do for a supermodel, as Kerr's ring features a classic round-cut center stone with two tapered baguette diamonds sitting on either side. Of course we're already dreaming up the sure-to-be personalized Snapchat filters their guests will be using at the wedding. That'll be one SnapStory, we definitely don't want to miss...
Pippa Middleton and James Matthews
The royal bridesmaid is now a bride herself! Earlier this week, the news broke that the sister to The Duchess of Cambridge was engaged to her sweetheart, financier James Matthews. And although her ring may not be a royal heirloom, it's damn pretty. The bauble features a vintage style and a hexagonal- or octagonal-shaped halo. Think Middleton will follow in her big sister's footsteps and rock an Oscar de la Rent frock down the aisle?
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Daniel Franzese and Joseph Bradley Phillips
Daniel Franzese, best known as the hilarious Damian in the 2004 cult-classic Mean Girls, proposed to his partner Joseph Bradley Phillips this summer. He took his sweetheart to the Starbucks where they had first met. According to People, "Franzese slipped the ring to one of the baristas, whom he had spoken to the day before about the proposal plan. And as the barista called out the pair's coffee orders, she referred to them as 'Mr. & Mr. Franzese.'" You go, Glen Coco!
Beth Behr and Michael Gladis
After six years of dating, the 2 Broke Girls actress and her Mad Men fiancé officially got engaged. Gladis ended up popping the question on a New York City rooftop at sunset. The groom-to-be even hired a jazz band to play her favorite Miles Davis/John Coltrane song. "It was magical," Behr told E!. "I was sobbing!"
Emilie de Ravin and Eric Bilitch
Emilie de Ravin of ABC's Once Upon a Time announced her engagement to director Eric Bilitch earlier this month. And of course her ring is fit for a literal princess. (She does play Belle on the fairytale-centric drama, after all!) The sparkler features a beautiful cushion-cut center stone, sitting pretty on a pavé band.
Josh Peck and Paige O'Brien
Wasn't it just yesterday that we were watching Josh Peck ham it up on the Nickelodeon's Drake and Josh? Well now the actor is all grown up and engaged to his longtime girlfriend, Paige O'Brien. The bride-to-be debuted her new sparkler on Instagram, captioning the black-and-white pic, "Moody's Point." (The Amanda Show throwback, much?)
Kirstin Maldonado and Jeremy Michael Lewis
Looks like the super successful a cappella group Pentatonix will soon be playing a wedding gig! Pentatonix member Kirstin Maldonado got engaged to her now-fiancé Jeremy Michael Lewis in Paris. The groom-to-be dropped to one knee right in front of the Eiffel Tower and presented Maldonado with a stunning cushion-cut engagement ring, complete with a diamond halo. Now that's really something to sing about.
Nev Schulman and Laura Perlongo
The host of MTV's Catfish announced his engagement to his girlfriend, Laura Perlongo in a serious of steamy, bedroom EngagementRingSelfies. But that wasn't the only happy news the pair had to share. Perlongo is also five months along with their first little one. Congratulations to this happy couple (who most likely didn't meet online...)
Becca Tobin and Zach Martin
We see a choreographed wedding dance in the future of these two! Former Glee star Becca Tobin has been rocking an engagement ring from her entrepreneurial fiancé Zach Martin since May. But you won't see any close-up EngagementRingSelfies from this girl. She announced on her LadyGang podcast that she loathes over-the-top proposals and social media tributes. "You'll never see a post where I say 'I'm so lucky to marry my best friend,' any of that garbage," Tobin said. "It makes my stomach turn. We don't have an extravagant story. I told him I'd castrate him if he did anything crazy. I really didn't want a thing so it was really perfect for me."
Brie Larson and Alex Greenwald
An Oscar and and engagement ring all in one year? It's definitely not been a bad few months for actress Brie Larson! Rumors started swirling of the star's engagement to her longtime love Alex Greenwald when a sparkler was spotted on her finger when she hosted Saturday Night Live. Her reps later confirmed the nuptial news, and after swooning over the adorable 'I love yous' Greenwald was mouthing to Larson during her speeches throughout award season, we couldn't be happier for this too-cute pair.
Brody Jenner and Kaitlynn Carter
Brody Jenner — son of Caitilyn Jenner and the former star of your guiltiest TV pleasure, The Hills — popped the question to his sweetheart while on vacation in Bali back in May. That ring though... We have no words.
David Hasselhoff and Hayley Roberts
From Baywatch to baubles! Hasselhoff popped the question to his now-fiancé Hayley Roberts in a romantic, beachside setting in Malibu after about five years of dating the blonde bombshell. "We were both in tears... I genuinely had no idea he was going to do that," the bride-to-be later told Hello! Magazine. "I'm still overwhelmed."
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Kate Upton and Justin Verlander
Where else does a supermodel like Kate Upton announce her engagement besides the most fashionable night of the year? Upton accessorized her Met Gala red carpet gown with a new bridal bauble courtesy of her longtime love Justin Verlander. "I'm really excited," Upton told E! when she made the reveal. "He asked me right before season started so we've been keeping it on the down low for quite a while, so I'm excited to finally be able to share it with the world!"