It's official! Supermodel Kate Upton and professional baseball star Justin Verlander have tied the knot. The happy couple wed in a luxurious ceremony at a cathedral with a view of the Montalcino Valley and its surrounding vineyards. Then the reception and family time took place at the Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco resort in Tuscany, Italy. Mr. and Mrs. Verlander both shared a gorgeous picture of their walk down the aisle as husband and wife, and it is an image giving us all of the feels and the wedding goals. Take a look:
How beautiful is that photo? Photographer KT Merry did a great job with this shot; but as you can see, Merry had a lot of great material to work with. Kate Upton shared the picture with her 5.2 million fans and followers on Instagram. She wrote that she felt "lucky" to have married her "best friend," and she added grateful words for her family and friends who made the event "magical." Justin Verlander also shared the picture on Instagram, and in the caption, the Houston Astros baseball pitcher wrote,
Of course, Justin Verlander and his Houston Astros pals recently won the World Series. Between the huge personal and professional wins, it sounds like the 34-year-old athlete is on top of the world.
According to a source for People, Valentino designed the gorgeous white wedding gown with lace sleeves that you see Kate Upton wearing in the photo. Furthermore, she wore her hair down in loose waves, and she received makeup styling by makeup artist Tracy Murphy. In fact, Murphy posted various pictures of Tuscany and the Vatican during her time in Italy with Upton and Verlander; however, she did not post any public social media pictures of the wedding itself for obvious reasons. Still, the photos Murphy posted showed that the weather in Italy was perfect for Upton and Verlander's beautiful November wedding.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander got engaged sometime in 2016, and the 25-year-old actress-slash-model debuted her custom engagement ring by jewelry designer Anita Ko on the red carpet of the Met Gala in May of the same year. Upton later told reporters Verlander asked for her hand in marriage before the 2016 season began, but they decided to keep quiet about the news for a short while. In fact, Upton and Verlander chose not to reveal many details about their wedding plans while they were making them.
Kate Upton did indicate in interviews that she wanted to select the location and venue before picking out her wedding dress. Plus, Upton revealed early on that she wished to have family and friends at the ceremony, because she has always been close to them. It sounds like all of those wishes and more came true. Congratulations, Kate and Justin!