Yes, that’s Woodly Harrelson, multi-award winning Hollywood actor. Oh, and did we mention they’re custom made too?
With countless hit movies and multiple Oscar nominations to his name, Woody Harrelson is not someone you’d expect to be thrifty. At least, we’re assuming he has no need to be. But when the actor married his love Laura Louie back in 2008, he claims they only spent around $500 in total on the wedding and $300 each on wedding bands.
In an interview with Wealth simple in June, Woody told all. “We didn’t feel the need to shell out a ton of cash and do anything over the top. It was basically just a bunch of good friends getting together in Maui. I paid for some food and drinks, a few hundred bucks, and that was about it. At the end of the day, it ain’t about how much it costs — it’s about having great people in a beautiful place and just…celebrating.”
We have to admit, he has a point. Couples these days regularly spend tens of thousands on lavish ceremonies, vintage cars and even fireworks for the big day, and it only seems to getting more and more over the top. We can totally see why he’d want to pare it back to just the essentials; good people, good food and good times.
But wait, there’s still the matter of those bargain wedding bands. How the hell did Woody and Laura get a pair of custom made bands for just $300 each??
“I helped design the simple gold bands dotted with tiny, sparkling, colorful gems in various shades of orange, pink, and purple. The gold I already had. I’m really conscious about where gold is sourced, so I wanted to provide the gold and be sure of its origins. It’s gold that was panned naturally from a river in Northern California. All in all they’re pretty distinctive rings” he explained.
Woody says his ring is his most prized possession. And since he and Laura have been married for ten years and together for a further 20, it’s easy to see why. Seems like Woody Harrelson is one of those Hollywood stars who has his priorities right.