Seattle Seahawks Star Earl Thomas Wore a Crown and Cape to His Wedding

Earl Thomas Wedding

Photo: Unique Design Studios via Earl Thomas Instagram

Many brides with a glam and glitzy side dream of their wedding day in part because it's the one 24 hour span where it's socially acceptable to look and act like a total princess. Even if you're not particularly into the whole fairytale wedding fantasy, it's not hard to feel like royalty while wearing all that tulle and lace, with all of your wedding guests fawning over you and your brand new hubby. But while you're busy being princess for a day, you might forget that that would make your groom royalty, as well. One groom who definitely didn't forget his claim to the throne is Seattle Seahawks player Earl Thomas, who donned a full-on cape and king's crown for his recent wedding. Seriously.

Even Prince William didn't don this much regal-wear for his royal wedding! Over this past weekend, Thomas wed his high school sweetheart, Nina Heisser, at Houston's Chateau Cocomar, a particularly posh wedding venue that almost looks palace-like with its sprawling grounds and Versailles-inspired mansion. So, fittingly for the castle-esque venue, the NFL star headed down the aisle to tie the knot wearing a tux fit for a king, thanks to his blinged-out headwear and floor-length cape.

We've seen tons of brides wear tiaras for their "I do's," but this actually might be a first for us... While the bride looked regal enough in a full tulle ball gown (sans crown), the groom went all out with his wedding-wear in a crown and cape that he wore for the ceremony, photos, and even the reception — until he ripped both it and his shirt off for an impromptu dance performance, that is. Watch the wedding video below and you'll see what we mean...

According to the short compilation video and photos Thomas posted on his Instagram page, while this wedding was sans any actual monarchy members, there were definitely some Hollywood royalty in attendance. Ciara was there alongside her fiancé, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, as well as various other NFL stars, who all looked like they were digging Thomas' outfit of choice. Wonder if this means Russell Wilson will be donning something similar for his and Ciara's big day. (If so, we vote for a matching tiara for the bride...)

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A video posted by Earl Thomas III (@earl) on

A photo posted by Earl Thomas III (@earl) on

A video posted by Earl Thomas III (@earl) on

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