manolo doreste Shaunie O’Neal and Keion Henderson
The Basketball Wives star officially tied the knot with her pastor fiancé in a tropical island ceremony on Saturday, Persons can exclusively verify.
Just about 200 attendees had been in attendance at the Anguilla marriage, which was held at the Aurora Anguilla Resort and Golfing Club. The intimate outdoor ceremony took put on the golfing course’s 10th gap, with the bride moving into as singer Yolanda Adams performed. The bride’s three sons walked her down the aisle to meet her now-spouse.
“I just lost my father in February,” O’Neal tells Men and women. “So, I definitely struggled with how I was heading to get down the aisle. Dropping my dad in the midst of preparing this wedding day was a whole lot, so my sons handed me off.”
Owning her 5 children (with ex Shaquille O’Neal) there to support her was “every little thing” to the satisfied mom, who describes her relatives as “deal deal” when it will come to relationships.
O’Neal wore a glowing gown by Jean Louis Sabajai in partnership with manner stylist Eric Archibald, paired with a dreamy veil also from the designer. She accessorized with David Yurman jewelry and shoes by Jimmy Choo. The glowing bride’s updo was perfected by Diamond Johnson, with her makeup seem established by Alaina Saulsberry.
Henderson wore a cream tux by Dolce and Gabbana, whilst the groomsmen have been clad in Atelier Houston.
Bishop TD Jakes officiated the nuptials, which ended up prepared by The Delighted Pair with The Britto Company/Global Model Strategist and captured by photographer Manolo Doreste and videographer Michael Tamzil. The pair exchanged wedding ceremony bands from Jason of Beverly Hills.
The site was an easy selection for the newlyweds, who “right away fell in like with it” on a past journey.
“I imagine just after that to start with stop by, we knew this was the area we required to get married,” O’Neal, 47, tells People today. For Henderson, 41, Anguilla’s prosperous historical past and welcoming inhabitants designed them “proud to connect to” the island and “begin their journey” there.
In the course of the reception, the couple’s good friends and family members dined on Anguillian-impressed dishes which include area fish and crayfish, all amongst blush rose florals designed by Black Orchid.
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Visitors invested the evening dancing to audio from the Isley Brothers and Jukebox in a custom made tent at the resort’s clubhouse and D Richards Cafe, right before Spinderella took around DJ responsibilities in the late-night time hrs for the afterparty.
Considerate information have been included throughout the ceremony and reception, together with an Eleven/11 (a meaningful image to the newlyweds) toast with McBride Sisters Brut Prosecco.
Though extravagant, and absolutely larger sized than they had initially predicted — Shaunie tells People that their unique number of attendees was only 50 — the evening was particular and personal. “We desired our attendees to have a weekend of pleasure,” O’Neal suggests. “We just like to have fun and like on each and every other and we required to do that with our mates and household.”
The pair dated for two decades right before announcing their engagement final November. For each O’Neal and Henderson, the connection was undeniable from their initial day, a six-hour rendezvous inside of a resort lobby.
“I was in California obtaining ready to preach. … She eventually agreed to meet me,” Henderson tells Men and women. O’Neal experienced been out to evening meal with a buddy earlier that night and informed her upcoming husband she’d go out with him “if she had time after taking in.”
So for the subsequent six several hours, they connected above loved ones and religion. “But then I stroll her to her motor vehicle, give her a sideways hug, and I allow her get in the car or truck and push off,” the groom claims.
“He failed to even attempt to kiss me!” his bride interjects.
Henderson states she gave him “comprehensive pandemonium” for weeks just after he fumbled that first smooch. He manufactured up for it at the excellent time, while: “I confirmed her the kiss I would have supplied her the working day I met her,” Henderson tells Men and women of their initially kiss as spouse and spouse on Saturday.
Henderson match appropriate in with her loved ones lengthy in advance of the “I dos,” his bride claims. “He is been astounding to just stage into our life and fill a void that is been there for a minute in a area of just being here with me, induce I have not had any individual,” she suggests. “They like him which makes me really like him even a lot more.”
The experience is mutual for the groom. “She’s amazing. She’s just the most laid-back again, hilarious, pleasurable-loving human being. She’s a girl of religion,” Henderson gushes. “She can cook, she can dress, and she can sing!”
As for what is upcoming for the Hendersons, “we want to construct a legacy with each other,” O’Neal suggests. The next chapter for her is about “rising, evolving, and getting,” she says.