Tory Burch & Pierre-Yves Roussel Are Engaged & Starting Off 2016 With A Bang — PHOTOS

After roughly a year and a half of dating, it would seem that designer Tory Burch is engaged to her partner Pierre-Yves Roussel, joining the league of other happy couples that tend to put a ring on it when the ball drops every New Year's. Starting off their 2016 with an exciting bang, Burch happily announced the amazing news via Instagram on Jan. 2, sharing a photo of herself and Roussel arm in arm at an event with the caption, "We are tying the knot... #blessed #engaged #happynewyear."

Roussel is "the CEO and chairman of LVMH Fashion Group (owner of such celebrated brands like Celine, Givenchy, Kenzo, Louis Vuitton, and more)," according to InStyle, making him no stranger to Burch's sartorial world. As The Daily Mail reported, Burch was previously romantically linked to high-profile men such as music mogul Lyor Cohen (for five years) and Lance Armstrong. But as Burch told Vogue, Roussel is "the love of her life."

While it's exciting to think of what the fashion power couple's wedding will look like (especially the dress!), it's also sweet to hear about how they first met. As you might have guessed, they didn't come together by swiping right or meeting via a set-up from friends, but in a way you'd expect high-powered moguls to: Via a business function.

According to InStyle, "The two met first when set up on a business breakfast years ago [...] After officially getting together in May 2014, the couple has been the high-flying sort ever since — Roussel has been spotted front row at her fashion shows."

In an interview with Vogue earlier this year, Burch happily gave more details about the romance, sharing that they originally met "at a breakfast at the Ritz in Paris arranged by a pair of bankers who thought the two might like to make a deal." Burch told Vogue , "I used to look at my parents and see this amazing love affair that lasted 47 years, until my dad died, and I never thought it would happen for me. And now it has.”

Whether you're a diehard fan of the Tory Burch brand or not, it's difficult not to feel happy for the in-love couple after hearing honest sentimentality like that. Now all we have to do is wait patiently until Burch gives us a flash of the ring on Instagram (fingers crossed).

While there are no further details about Burch's upcoming nuptials yet, here are three celebrity weddings that happened last year that the designer could take a cue or two from.

1. Sofia Vergara And Joe Manganiello

If Burch wants to go for the romantic, storybook wedding, then she can look to Vergara and Manganiello's wedding, which had Vergara sporting a heavy, elaborate train and walking down the aisle through a canopy of flowers.

2. Whitney Port And Tim Rosenman

Or if she's after more of a tropical-meets-elegance vibe, then the Whitney Port and Tim Rosenman wedding can give her a lot of inspo.

3. Bar Refaeli And Adi Ezra

Perhaps Burch will be in the mood for a more laid back, beach wedding. In that case, Bar Refaeli and Adi Ezra's nuptials will be great inspiration (what with the free and flowing wedding dress and bikini bachelorette party beforehand).

Whatever Burch and Roussel come up with, I'm sure it'll be drop-dead gorgeous and full of giddy happiness.

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