It was one for the record books indeed. Dwyane Wade and Gabrielle Union were married on Saturday August 30th, at the Chateau Artisan castle in Miami. The wedding was an extremely elaborate and extravagant affair, and reports say that it cost more than $5 million dollars.
Gabrielle wore a gorgeous Dennis Basso ballgown with a sweetheart neckline and she looked absolutely radiant. The Chateau Artisan is one of the most famous wedding venues in the world, being as it is one of the only castles complete with a real working moat.
According to reports, the nuptials were attended by over200 guests, including Wade’s NBA buddies Lebron James, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh, Ray Allen, and Shane Battier. Luxury buses transported guests to the hotel grounds, and live chickens roamed freely around the castle property. John Legend was even on hand to perform at the reception. Claim Your 20 Free Pregnancy Tests – Click Here
The wedding has been in the works for a long time. Back in December, Wade proposed to Union with help from his sons Zaire and Zion, and his nephew, Dahveon, who he is raising. Way back in February, Gabrielle appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show and told everyone that Dwyane was actually the one who was in charge of the wedding plans! “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!” Gabrielle revealed. So funny to know that a big tough guy like Dwyane Wade wants to be behind all of the wedding details.
The couple, who have been dating since 2009, have not always had a fairy tale romance. Soon after Wade popped the question to Gabrielle, it was revealed that he had fathered a child while he and Gabrielle were broken up in 2013. The couple moved on from that rocky time in their life. This is the second marriage for both Gabrielle and Dwyane.
Wade married SiohvaughnFunches, his high school sweetheart, in 2002. Together, they welcomed sons Zaire and Zion. The pair broke up in 2007 and their divorce was finalized three years later. Union was wed to NFL player Chris Howard from 2001 to 2006. These two have really shown that their relationship can stand the test of time and make it through the hard times.