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This ballet dancer has become a bride! Congratulations are in order for Misty Copeland, who married Olu Evans — her boyfriend of 10 years (who also happens to be Taye Diggs's cousin!) — on Sunday, July 31 in a Laguna Beach, California wedding.
The famed ballerina and her attorney love married at the Montage Hotel in Southern California in front of 100 guests, Us Weekly reports. Copeland donned a wedding dress by designer Inbal Dror — who is known for sexy, of-the-moment designs — and Christian Louboutin shoes. The pair said "I do" in a seaside wedding ceremony overlooking the ocean, surrounded by a (what we can only imagine) breathtaking display of pink hydrangeas and white roses.
There's no word yet on the exact Inbal Dror gown Copeland wore on her wedding day, but lucky for you we dug into our coverage of the designer's latest runway looks to see what kind of gown the ballet dancer might have selected.
"I would imagine Misty would want to show off her long ballerina neck and posture," Correia advises, selecting these three wedding dresses from Inbal Dror's Fall 2016 collection as likely looks for the famous bride.
Perhaps Copeland selected this long sleeved deep V-neck wedding dress, which is layered with Chantilly lace and point d'esprit tulle and adorned with delicate pearl and crystal beading.
Or maybe the ballerina went with this lace and point d'esprit tulle wedding dress, which includes dramatic wing sleeves and small crystal and pearl beading adornments.
If Copeland wanted to show off her killer ballet dancer legs, she might have gone with this short crochet lace wedding dress, which features a high-low hemline and long sleeves.
While these are just guesses, we do have pretty good intel on the kind of wedding dress Copeland was looking for. "I'd like to show my figure, somewhat — romantic and elegant," she told Vanity Fair last year as part of their International Best-Dressed List feature.
Photo: Courtesy Misty Copeland via Instagram
"I don't think I want to go super poofy or anything like that. It's very different for a performer, a ballerina, someone who is onstage a lot and wears big costumes. So it's not like this is my chance to be that way, because that's something I do every day, almost. I want to feel like myself — but more beautiful than I do every day."
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Copeland and Evans announced their engagement last August, just a few months after the wildly popular dancer was named the first African American principal dancer in the American Ballet Theater. In the September 2015 issue of Essence, Copeland, who appeared on the cover, confirmed that she was set to wed her now-husband. "I can't believe my life right now," she told the magazine.