LeBron James Marries Savannah Brinson, Jay-Z and Beyonce Reportedly Perform
LeBron James finally makes it official with his longtime girlfriend Savannah Brinson. The couple, who started dating way back when they were high schoolers, tied the knot in a star-studded ceremony in San Diego Saturday, September 14. Around 200 guests attended the nuptials taking place at the Capella Chapel of the Grand Del Mar hotel.
According to Us Weekly, the bride wore a strapless white dress with a low-cut back. Her hair was pulled back in a bun. Beyonce Knowles reportedly came with her husband Jay-Z. The pair, who's also a longtime couple, was said performing their duet "Crazy In Love". Queen Bey was fresh off her gig at Rock in Rio music festival on Friday and was scheduled to have another concert in Brazil set for Sunday in San Paolo.
KFMB-TV sent a chopper in hopes to get more scoop on the event, but the ceremony was well hidden under very large tents and the guests were ushered under umbrellas. Singer Ne-Yo, rapper Drake, and NBA stars Chris Paul & Carmelo Anthony were on the guest list, along with the groom's teammate Udonis Haslem, who's also a newly-married man.
Other James Heat pals in attendance included Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Ray Allen, along with his longtime manager Maverick Carter, team's coach Erik Spoelstra, president Pat Riley, and owner Micky Arison. "What a beautiful wedding," Arison tweeted. "Congratulations to @KingJames and his beautiful wife @SavannahRB. #happiness #forever."
Wade, who came with his actress girlfriend Gabrielle Union, had a flat tire en route to the wedding. "This is what happens when u drive to San Diego... #flattirelife #wemaynotmakethewedding," he tweeted, before later adding along with a video, "Smh it takes forever to fix a flat.. And ppl always want pictures...#grrrrr #whyyyy #thisdayis2funny #ihopewemakeit."
Wedding planner Preston Bailey, the mastermind behind the Lord of the Rings-themed $9 million nuptials of social media mogul Sean Parker earlier this summer, was hired for the weekend wedding. James once said he ensured "that Savannah gets whatever she wants on her day, the wedding day she always dreamed of."
The celebration kicked off Friday evening with a relaxing barbecue cookout, and would wrap up in a farewell brunch on Sunday. E! News reported the newlyweds toasted with Moet rose and Dom Perignon rose. The "Miss Independent" crooner reportedly also performed.
James, 28, and Brinson, 27, are already parents to Bryce Maximus James, 6, and LeBron James, Jr., who will turn 9 next month. He proposed to his high school sweetheart at a New Year's Eve party in 2011 at the Shelborne hotel in South Beach. He presented her with a pear-shaped diamond ring as pals Wade, Union, Lance Bass and Jamie-Lynn Sigler looked on.
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