On 12-12-12, New York Knicks baller and longtime love Alexis Welch had a wedding just as unique as the date. Just 6 weeks after giving birth to the couple’s fourth child, the bride wore gold to the ceremony and black to the reception backed by 11 groomsmen and six bridesmaid. The Miami nuptials also included a rabbi and reverend, cold wedding cake and Jordan Retros for the wedding party. Now that’s a mouthful!
“I wanted my family and all my friends to experience royalty. I feel like we’ve been so disconnected from our true heritage, so we’re kind of reinventing the wheel when it comes to that,” explains Amar’e, who gave Essence exclusive access to the event.
Alexis adds, “This wedding is not just for us but for our family and our close friends. We have the blessing of being part of these events weekly that are sit down, formal, so we’re really doing this for them.”
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