Emily Ratajkowski just explained how her husband proposed to her with a paper clip 

And it’s lovely. 

Emily Ratajkowski
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And it’s lovely. 

Emily Ratajkowski surprised us all in February, taking to Instagram to break the news that she had married her boyfriend of a few weeks, actor/ producer Sebastian Bear McClard.

The wedding, held at New York's City Hall, went viral as she shared photos of the happy day - mostly because of her attire - with the 26-year-old opting to wear a mustard trouser suit from Zara and a black hat and veil.

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While the happy couple didn't give away too many details at the time about the big day - and how they decided to wed - Emily appeared on The Tonight show Starring Jimmy Fallon last night, and filled everyone in on the low key event.

'I guess I didn’t really know what I always wanted to do, which is maybe why it was so untraditional,' she explained. 'I wore a mustard yellow suit and a black hat which was all part of my plan to not be noticed... [it] truly didn’t work out quite as I’d imagined.'

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Going on to explain how her husband popped the question, Emily told Jimmy that Sebastian had asked her to marry him on a date at Minetta Tavern, an upscale restaurant in New York City - and as far as proposals go, this sounds like one of the most sentimental.

'He proposed to me at Minetta Tavern and he didn’t have a ring so I was like, "mmm, nah,"' she recalled. '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.'

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'And then we made our actual rings,' she explained, showing the audience her wedding band. 'We walked into Chinatown and bought a little piece of, like an ounce of gold, and he was like, "We’ll melt down the gold and make the rings." Right, so I was like, "I just don’t see us melting down gold, that just seems kind of difficult." But then he ended up going to some store in Midtown — 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 we actually hammered them out, the whole thing, used a little blow torch.'

She continued: 'They were supposed to be temporary rings but now I’m very attached and I really don’t want to get rid of [mine]. I just feel like making it yourself, like could you be more personal, really?'

This is lovely.

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