Chanel Iman is officially a married woman!
The model, 27, and New York Giants wide receiver Sterling Shepard, 25, tied the knot at the Beverly Hills Hotel in Los Angeles this weekend, just four months after their waterfront engagement.
The Surprise Proposal
Just one day after Iman celebrated her 27th birthday last December, Shepard popped the question surrounded by candles in a beautiful waterfront setting. The happy couple immediately shared the exciting news on Instagram, along with a photo of Shepard on one knee placing the engagement ring on Iman’s finger as she looked elated.
“A night full of tears of happiness. I’m beyond excited to spend the rest of my life with you @sterl_shep3 you are my soulmate, my best friend, my everything! Can’t wait to be your Mrs. 💎💍,” Iman captioned her photo.
The Planning Process and the Wedding Ceremony
On March 3, 2018, Sterling and Chanel again gathered their friends and family—this time in Los Angeles, where the bride grew up. The couple leaned on wedding planner Mindy Weiss to coordinate the logistics and bring their vision to life in such a short time. She succeeded in creating a beautifully classic scene, and the couple married in a romantic garden ceremony before celebrating with a flower-filled ballroom reception.
The Wedding Dress
The bride asked celebrity stylist Anita Patrickson to coordinate her bridal look. “We’ve worked together for over five years so she has a real understanding of what I gravitate towards,” Chanel explains. “I really love simple, elegant silhouettes and I really wanted to find a classic gown for my ceremony.” Anita presented options to Chanel, and the Victoria’s Secret Angel ultimately said yes to a stunning wedding dress by Zuhair Murad, a Lebanese fashion designer she has worn several times on the red carpet. “I feel very lucky to have gotten married in one of his gorgeous creations,” she says.
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