If fabulous clothes were a wedding theme then actress Gabrielle Union and NBA star Dwayne Wade’s extraordinary 1930’s era juke joint themed wedding would epitomize it. For the August 30, 2014 Miami Beach wedding, guests had to adhere to a dress code – white for the ladies and black tuxedos with bow ties chosen for the guests by the “groomzilla”. In an interview with Ellen DeGeneres Union said “Secretly this is his princess moment. 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!”
Dwayne changed into three distinctive outfits for his wedding. DSquared2 created the three looks for the groom including the double-breasted shawl-collar tuxedo Dwayne wore for the wedding ceremony. A black and white jacquard dinner jacket complete with a gold bow tie for the reception. And knee-length white poplin boxer shorts with a black on black camouflage silk lamé jacket for the after party.
However, as always, the bride stole the show. Gabrielle had not just one, but two custom Dennis Basso wedding gowns. She and her stylist, Jason Bolden, worked with the Kleinfeld’s Bridal designer for four months to create these magnificent gowns. The first gown had crystal and pearl embellishments and was strapless and backless. The second gown was similarly shaped but rather than beading, the bodice was ruched and the gown had a full skirt. The designer told People magazine “Literally, she looks like a living doll – her waist is extraordinarily tiny in this gown!” Lucky gal!
This is the second wedding for both the actress and NBA star. As a part of their wedding, Dwayne’s sons and nephew were dressed to the nine’s as well in matching tuxedos with white jackets and black lapels. The social media savvy bride had this to say on her wedding weekend “Happy… Got my Luther playin… There’s a #BeingMaryJane marathon on #BET, my #nebraska #huskers play today… All my loved ones are in town… Today is a good day… I must say I’m feeling blessed and humbled and just freakin happy… Let’s go!!! #thewadeunion”.
**(Photographs in this blog are from US Weekly Magazine)**
Jennifer Armstrong, Blogger, Perfect Planning Events