Gabrielle Union Ties The Knot With NBA Star Dwyane Wade
The newlyweds said "I Do" in Miami at the Chateau Artisan castle this past weekend.
Actress Gabrielle Union is a married woman for a second time. The 41 year-old star reportedly tied the knot to her NBA player love, Dwyane Wade, on Saturday (Aug 30th) in Miamiat the Chateau Artisan castle in a black-and-white themed ceremony.
Wade and Union tied the knot on Saturday (aug 30th)
The newlyweds definitely dressed for the occasion as the Miami Heat all-star donned a customized DSquared2 suit, accompanied with a personally designed Wedding Collection bowtie from the Tie Bar and a boutonniere by Floral Fix, Us Weekly reports. For her big day, Union looked stunning in a custom Dennis Basso gown from Kleinfeld Bridal with a tiered veil.
The pair said "I Do" in an intimate ceremony that included several familiar faces, such as comedian Kevin Hart, Miami Heat teammate Chris Bosh and wife Adrienne, Portland Trail Blazers' Dorell Wright and his wife Mia, filmmaker Will Packer, 'Survivor' alum Corinne Kapla, and singer John Legend, who also performed a romantic ballad.
Guests were also treated to a 1930s-style juke joint reception, while tasting Union's Vanilla Puddin' Chardonnay, which was the official white wine of the wedding.
There is no doubt that the happy couple's big day was something out of a fairytale, but surprisingly this was largely due to the vision of Wade. Back in February, Union told Ellen DeGeneres that he was organising most of the wedding arrangements.
"Secretly this is his princess moment," she revealed. "He has waited for this for a long time. He's been hoarding bridal magazines. He's very ready. Every aspect -- aspects I didn't even know went into wedding planning -- he is on. To have a centerpiece or not have a centerpiece? He has very strong opinions. No centerpieces. Who cares? He does!"
The newlyweds became engaged last December
The NBA guard's marriage proposal was also very planned out as he enlisted the help of his two sons and nephew, who held up three signs that read "Gabrielle Union will you marry us?"
Shortly after, the 'Think Like A Man' actress posted a photo of an 8.5 carat diamond ring on Instagram with the caption reading, "Sooooo this happened... #Yessss." At the time, Wade also tweeted, "She said YES!!!"