Pete Sampras’ Wedding- Charming and Glamorous Couple

by on June 21, 2010
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Pete Sampras' Wedding- Charming and Glamorous Couple, Sampras and Bridgette Wilson

Greatest tennis player, Pete Sampras, a seven-time Wimbledon champion, first saw actress Bridgett Wilson in 1999 and soon fell in love. They had a love affair for nine months after which they finally decided to marry. The wedding took place on September 30, 2000 in Pete’s backyard. The wedding was planned by the Laurels Custom Flora and Events planners along with the bride’s sister. Eighty guests attended the wedding among which was Pete’s fellow, all star hockey legend Wayne Gretzky.

The bride’s dress was delivered a day before the wedding via Fed-Ex. It was a long V-necked silk georgette body conscious dress while the groom opted for a black tuxedo. There were two flower girls who wore white dresses designed by the same designer who made the bride’s dress.

The couple had their first dance as a husband and wife on a ballad by Diamond Rio “I Know How the River Feels.” The father and the daughter danced on the soft tunes of “I Love You Enough to Let You Go.” Music sensation Elton John gave a surprise visit and a 45 minute long performance; including the love song “Can You Feel the Love Tonight.” A lemon strawberry three tier cake was cut.

Pete Sampras broke a plate along with his sister Stella, which is supposed to bring good luck according to a Greek tradition. They distributed almonds, as well, to all the guests; that is considered a symbol of fertility according to a Greek tradition. After the wedding the couple went to Mexico for their honeymoon. They now are parents of two sons.

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