If you found yourself blown away by Kate Upton's wedding dresses for her and husband Justin Verlander's Tuscany nuptials, you are not alone. The dresses, captured in Brides' exclusive photos of the epic event, were beyond beautiful and we weren't the only ones who thought so. The groom himself was similarly stunned by his bride's fashionable frocks—particularly the second wedding dress that Upton slipped into for the after-party, which provoked a red-hot reaction from Justin Verlander!
“I knew she was doing a change, but didn’t know what it was,” Verlander told Us Weekly of Upton's sexy slip. “The second I saw her in that, I was like, ‘OK, time to go. Let’s get out of here. Wedding over!” Upton's sizzling second wedding dress was an embellished Christy Rilling Studio gown. "I wanted a dress that I could have fun in but that still brought the glamour," Upton said of the sultry look.
Before pulling out Dress #2 (and rousing that reaction from her new husband!), Upton wore another gorgeous gown for the ceremony at the picturesque Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco. The model's first wedding dress was crafted out of feminine lace and tulle by the team at Valentino. “The design process was extremely collaborative, so I could create my dream dress,” said Upton. “And their Italian heritage kept the fashion authentic to our venue.”
But Upton and Verlander almost didn't make it to their Italian venue due to the groom's World Series responsibilities. While the couple's guests were arriving in Tuscany, Verlander was playing in Game 7 of the World Series, while Upton cheered him on in the stands. Luckily, the Houston Astros snagged the victory, and the bride and groom made it to Italy with a World Series win in time for their ceremony, reception, and after-party. (Can you imagine if we missed out on Upton's fab frocks?!)