Photo: Courtesy of Tom Brady via Facebook
Not many couples get a chance to say "I do" to each other, twice! But Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady were one of those lucky couples that got to have two magical wedding days. After a short engagement, the supermodel and the New England Patriots quarterback made it official in 2009. And they liked it so much they did it twice!
The gorgeous couple's February 26, 2009 nuptials was all about family. After having been engaged for only a month, the couple tied the knot in an ultra private 20-person ceremony at the Santa Monica Catholic Church, with immediate family and close friends only.
"We planned [the wedding] in like 10 days, and it was perfect," Brady told GQ in 2009 of the Santa Monica ceremony. "We went back to the house and I barbecued aged New York strips. We had champagne, a cake, some ice cream. It was a great night."
A month and a half later Mr. and Mrs. Brady would say their "I do"s for a second time, jetting off to the model's house in Costa Rica for a tropical fun filled weekend in an equally intimate event with only 25 guests.
The couple wanted to keep their day very private, so security was extra tight at Gisele's home in Santa Teresa in the Mal Pais region of Costa Rica. Adding a little drama to the celebration, the couple's security reportedly fired shots at paparazzi who were staked out near the property. That still didn't stop the persistent photogs from sneaking a few snaps of the bride in her silk sheath dress and the groom in a grey suit.
The couple spent the days leading up to their wedding much like any other couple would at a destination wedding. They hit the beach with their families and hosted a rehearsal dinner at the Milarepa hotel, where Tom also spent the day-of with a bachelor's brunch. Bündchen spent the afternoon of her wedding getting some sun before heading to the nearby Flor Blanca to get ready for the evening.
We would eventually get some official wedding photos from the uber model herself, we just had to be patient. The couple's first wedding was so small and private that no photos were released, until Gisele posted them on Instagram herself. Wearing a sequin white gown by Dolce & Gabbana, and carrying a simple bouquet of white roses, the Brazilian-born beauty is the picture of a glowing bride in the first sweet snap she shared on the couple's 5th anniversary with the caption "Happy anniversary my love. Te amo! #wedding #2009."
To celebrate their 6th anniversary, Gisele shared another photo of the ultra-private wedding day, this time giving a fuller glimpse of her body hugging dress and a clearly love struck Tom. She captioned the photo "Magical Day! #tbt" — we couldn't agree with you more Gisele!
The couple, parents to 6- year-old Benjamin and 4-year-old Vivian (as well as Brady's 9 year-old son John from a previous relationship with actress Bridget Moynahan) is going strong, celebrating their 7th wedding anniversary later this month. Like any happy wife, Gisele often takes to Instagram to share date night pics or gush about her husband's achievements. Just so happens their date nights are to the Met Ball and his achievements are making it to the Super Bowl (Not this year Tom, sorry!).