Tuscany, Italy, known for its gorgeous landscapes, traditions and artistic legacy is the place where sports met fashion in the holy matrimony. They met filming a commercial for Major League Baseball and “After that, we were friends” she said. She is an actress and famous model, he is a famous pitcher at Houston Astros. In fact, due to the game against Los Angeles Dodgers, where he was on fire pitching a 5-1 win, the couple almost missed their wedding! And just like that Kate Upton and Justin Verlander created a funny memory about their special day taking place at Rosewood Resort – “Everybody is in Italy! Everyone is at the venue! We had an event that night and everyone’s texting us, saying your wedding is so pretty. Wish you were here!” said Kate. “We got taken around our wedding via FaceTime!” Justin added.
“Justin is very romantic and asked me to marry him in Turks and Caicos at sunset on a boat after a fun day of exploring and Jet Skiing.”
“I had such a great time creating the fashion story for my wedding weekend!” the model admits. “For my ceremony dress, I had the pleasure of collaborating with the fantastic team at Valentino. They are the best at creating delicate, beautiful lace and details, and their Italian heritage kept the fashion and feel authentic to our venue. The design process was extremely collaborative, so I was able to really include my personal style and create my dream dress” – says the beautiful bride. Manolo Blahnik was Kate’s pick as her wedding shoes.
“It was really important to Justin and me that it feel like we were on vacation with our closest friends and family,” Kate explains. “We set up an entire afternoon dedicated to interactive games, which we called the Uplander Olympics. Each guest received game-day rules, and everyone was divided into teams with custom Under Armour jerseys. The games included a ping-pong tournament, cornhole, a football toss, relay races, and an epic water balloon fight!”
Later on Kate changed into a sexy low-back embroidered dress by Christy Rilling Studio – “I wanted a dress that I could have fun in, but that still brought the glamour,” she said.