Inside Michael Jordan's Extravagant Nuptials

Michael Jordan is known as the greatest basketball player of all time, so it comes as no surprise that his wedding would be an over-the-top star-studded event. "His Airness" took wedding planning to new heights this past weekend, marrying his girlfriend of five years under the largest tent in wedding history. Check it out!

michael jordan and his new wife
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Basketball legend Michael Jordan, 50, and Cuban-American model Yvette Prieto, 34, wed at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea in the presence of over 300 guests on Saturday, April 27. The bride looked stunning in a corseted J'Aton Couture gown made with French silk, handmade lace, and Swarovski crystals. The church was filled with hundreds of beautiful blooms including, white roses, peonies, and tulips, all arranged by Mark's Garden. In a kind gesture, all of the flowers were donated to Jupiter Medical Center, so not a single petal was wasted. 

The reception took place under a whopping 40,000-sq. foot tent in the middle of a private golf course in Jupiter, FL. The massive tent boasted a main event room where dinner was served, a grand ballroom area with dance floor, bandstage, and ceiling featuring panels that blocked outside light, allowing optimal interior lighting effects. There were also two side tents that housed bathroom facilities. Overall, the reception space was even larger than Jordan's newly-built mansion, which was within walking distance of the tent. 

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michael jordan's wedding layout

michael jordans wedding layout
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Guests were entertained by Usher, Robin Thicke, K'Jon, DJ MC Lyte and the 18-piece band The Source. Edda's Cake Designs created a scrumptious seven-tier cake featuring white rum cake and adorned with crystal brooches and the newlyweds monogram. 

They capped off the night with a dazzling fireworks display. No word yet on whether or not the Looney Tunes made an appearance at the course. 

—Mary Gillen 


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