Kate Upton and Justin Verlander Almost Missed Their Own Wedding
Kate Upton and her Houston Astros pitcher husband, Justin Verlander came this close to actually missing their own wedding in Tuscany. The reason for that? Justin’s baseball team qualified for Game 7 of the World Series and this is not a common occurrence in the world of baseball. While their wedding was planned for the 4th of November, on November 2nd they were attending the game where his time won over the Dodgers’ 5-1!!!
The couple finally made it, obviously, but they claim it was hilarious that while their family and friends were actually in Italy, they were still in LA. But baseball will forever hold a special place in the couple’s hearts since they met while filming a commercial for Major League Baseball in 2014. After going out for over a year, Justin proposed to Kate on a boat at sunset on the island of Turks and Caicos. And the reason they chose Tuscany for their wedding venue was because the couple fell in love with the Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco resort during one of their earlier vacations.
For their rehearsal dinner the guests were asked to wear red and Kate stunned in a red Valentino number while Justin wore a custom-made red tuxedo. Kate’s choice of wardrobes was inspired by the location itself, and working with Valentino was the perfect decision since no one does delicate detailing quite like Valentino and they are Italian after all. For the reception, Kate switched to a dress with a plunging back by Christy Rilling Studio. Hair and makeup were done by Kate’s longtime friends John Ruggiero and Tracy Murphy; she chose simple classic makeup for the ceremony and went bolder for the reception. As for Kate’s 8-carat round diamond engagement ring; Justin collaborated with jewellry designer Anita Ko.
The couple danced their first dance to the tunes of Michael Buble’s “Everything”, and later in the evening Justin surprised Kate with a fireworks show that alighted the sky while the couple cut their cake. The couple took off for their honeymoon in Puglia the very next day.