Tennis Star Caroline Wozniacki Marries Former NBA Player David Lee in Tuscany

Wearing an Oscar de la Renta gown

Updated 06/16/19

Clive Brunskill

Tennis star Caroline Wozniacki is married!

The 28-year-old wed former NBA player David Lee on Saturday, Vogue reports. The event took place at Castiglion del Bosco in Tuscany, Italy. The couple was surrounded by 120 of their closest family and friends—including Serena Williams, who served as a bridesmaid—as they tied the knot. The bride wore a lace Oscar de la Renta gown, complete with a cathedral-length veil, and walked down a 262-foot long aisle in the center of Castiglion del Bosco's town square. The A-line silhouette, floral embroidery and structured bodice helped the bride glide down the aisle.

“Getting into my [wedding gown] was amazing,”the bride told People of the gown. “And walking down the aisle and seeing David’s face and watching him shed a few tears was incredible.”

A few days after the wedding, Wozniacki took to Instagram to share intimate photos of her and Lee on the big day. "David and I are so excited to share some of our wedding details," she captioned the post.

“I dreamed of [my wedding] my whole life,” says Wozniacki, 28. “So it was really special. It was an incredible weekend. And it was beyond anything I could have hoped for.”

According to Vogue, the wedding weekend kicked off with a welcome party complete with fireworks and a laser show. Per Wozniacki's father's lead, guests ended the night by jumping in the pool. The tennis star shared a romantic photo of her and her fiancé watching the sky light up for them on Instagram with the caption, "Best weekend of my life."

The following day, guests attended a rehearsal dinner among the castle ruins at Castiglion del Bosco. There was food from different Italian regions, hand-spun mozzarella, and even a gelato cart to satisfy everyone's sweet tooth. As the guests dined, the Italian band Gypsy Queens performed throughout the night. People reports that there was also an Olympic-inspired games competition, complete with tug of war, obstacle courses, and grapes smashing.

On Saturday, the tennis champion walked down the aisle escorted by her father and met her groom, who was decked out in Tom Ford. The three-day celebration concluded with a reception underneath a canopy of greenery, lights and hanging candles. After the reception, guests made their way into Club Caro, where Lee had a big surprise for Wozniacki in store: He'd organized for her favorite singer, Lukas Graham, to perform live.

“David has never been able to surprise me,” Wozniacki told People. “That blew my mind!”

The couple met through mutual friends in Miami in 2016, and Lee proposed in November, 2017 while they were on vacation in Bora Bora. He thoughtfully popped the question with an 8.88 carat diamond, reflective of Wozniacki's favorite number. “I had just won Singapore, the last event of the year, and we went to Bora Bora on vacation, and he said that he didn’t know when he was going to propose, but that he had the ring, and it’s burning in my bag, it’s burning in my pocket so I need to do it,” she told Vogue of the proposal. “He set up this sunset cruise with a dinner on a private island, and on the cruise, there was this guy with a small guitar playing music and all of a sudden, I saw David panic, and he goes to his backpack and starts searching for something, and I said: ‘What’s happening?!’ and he’s like ‘Oh nothing!’ Then, he grabs the box with the ring and he goes down on one knee, and he proposes. Whatever he said I don’t remember—I was kind of in shock. When I panic, I start laughing, and I wasn’t expecting it so I started laughing and said, ‘Of course, yes.’ And he was like, ’Is that a yes?’ And I was like: ‘Yes!’ It was right at sunset, and it was beautiful!”

The wedding—which quite literally took place "under the Tuscan sun"—sounds like it was just as beautiful as the proposal. After the big day, Wozniacki gushed about how thrilled she was to get to spend the rest of her life with Lee.

“I’m so excited for the adventures and everything that is in store for us,” she said. “To be able to go through life with your best friend is so awesome.”

And as they head into married life, Caroline Wozniacki and David Lee have some pretty great role models: Her parents, who have been married for more than three decades. "My parents taught me everything I know and supported me through my whole career," she said earlier this year "I love that they're athletes who have been happily married for over 30 years—and they've raised good kids. Looking to the future for me, I hope to be known as not only an athlete but, once I have a family, also as someone who raised her kids to be good people. That would be amazing.

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