Photographs by Errol Anderson & Riccardo Savi
Even though Sanya Richards is a sprinter, she showed marathon endurance on her wedding day with a lineup of outfits even Lady Gaga would envy. The U.S. Olympic gold medalist and New York Giants cornerback Aaron Ross recently tied the knot in Austin, Texas, in front of 500 family members and friends.
But the fashion show started the night before, at the rehearsal dinner, where Sanya wore a Narciso Rodriguez knee-length dress featuring a fitted scarf and train. For her wedding gown, she wore a customized, utterly feminine St. Pucci dress—she had Swarovski-crystal beads added to the strapless number that took her from the ceremony to the reception. Her sparkling Nike kicks, which complement hubby Aaron's pair, were a wedding gift from the president of Nike.
Once at the reception, Sanya changed into a gold-sequined column dress with a side slit—to show off those killer legs—and an asymmetrical neckline, designed by Kevan Hall. Her last costume change of the evening came during the second half of the reception, when she donned a white-and-silver-sequined mini dress by Ines di Santo that gave her the freedom to do some serious dancing.
This outfit took her from reception to the after-party, where more than 300 of the wedding guests continued to celebrate the wedding, as well as Sanya's 25th birthday, throughout the night. Aaron, not to be left out of the fun, also changed from his custom-made white Armani tuxedo into a more casual Armani A/X jacket and Gucci accessories for the after-party/birthday.
If you had the chance, would you don three wedding outfits in one night?
—Jackie Lebowitz, BRIDES magazine