Basketballer, Dwayne Wade and actress, Gabrielle Union officially became man and wife on Friday August 30th. The classy wedding ceremony held at the Chateau Artisan Miami, a castle that sits on 14 acres of land with a private lake and royal gardens.
Wade allegedly blew $5 million on the entire wedding and over 200 guests were invited. Gossipxtra published full details on the wedding...
Guests were picked up by several fancy buses at the Fontainebleau Miami Beach at 3pm. Most guests had no idea where they where going during the 45 minute drive.(continue)The bride and groom were flown down by helicopter in time for the 6:30 p.m. ceremony.
The exchange of vows were performed on one of two gazebos that jut out into the water, with John Legend on the piano:
The chairs for the guests were described as “ghost chairs,” transparent so as not to detract from the castle in the background
– Each chair had a set of opera glasses for more comfortable watching since the ceremony was far from the guests
– The ceremony was officiated by actress Essence Atkins, Union’s bestest BFF
– Guests were provided with flip-flops and shoe covers to navigate the grass
Dinner was in a giant tent with a large chandelier in the middle:
– Four 72-inch TVs throughout the tent
– The chairs were custom-made and covered with black crocodile skin
– The special chairs for bride and groom looked like thrones.
There’ll be a candles ceremony during dinner. The guests will be given a candle to light and will wish the newlyweds well. A choir will emerge and gather a group of guests in front of the house and walk down the driveway then pick up the group emerging from the dining tent.
Together, they all will enter a movie set-style juke joint as the choir will perform a last song on the main stage.
By the way, the main stage is 16 feet by 24 feet and will be covered in burlap and shielded with aged velvet curtains — with fringe. The front edge is lined with wooden fruit crates to create a stage skirt.
The stage will have stained wood on the platform base and the sides will also be clad in wood. They will resemble large porches with lanterns and sconces. Aged pallet-style corrugated metal walls will be installed behind the two entrances on the stage.
Beside the stage, the juke joint also has themed bars, like the Battier Bar as in Shane Battier and a moonshine bar with crates of live chickens.
Outside, there’s a specialty drink bar in a shack named The Voodoo Backwoods Shack, and it comes complete with a real voodoo queen.
Some signs that decorate the juke joint area: Bar Melo, as in Carmelo Anthony; Bosh’s Brewery for Chris Bosh and Ray’s Retirement Home after Ray Allen.