Gabrielle Union is preparing for her first wedding anniversary by reliving her special day with husband Dwayne Wade – and treating fans to a slew of new unseen photos from their nuptials. Looking flawless in the Instagram snaps, the actress is a vision in her frothy white gown.
Gabrielle and Dwyane, a professional basketball player, married on 30 August last year in Miami, Florida as the sun was setting.
The throwback photos showed Gabrielle in her bespoke Dennis Basso wedding dress – a strapless ballgown that featured a sweetheart neckline and an oversized bow on the back.
In one image the 41-year-old bride struck a playful pose as she hiked up her princess-style dress and “raced to the altar”. In another, Gabrielle, who famously played a cheerleader in Bring It On, channelled a superhero.
“When you’re a bride but also a Superhero and you gotta save the day… #TheWadeUnion #flashbackfriday #fiercebridalshowdown,” she captioned the powerful image.
Gabrielle and Dwyane, 33, dated on-off for five years before marrying at the Chateau Artisan castle in Miami, the city where Dwyane, who plays for Miami Heat, is based.
The pair tied the knot in front of the groom’s fellow basketball player Chris Bosh and his wife Adrienne, Kim Kardashian’s good friend Jonathan Cheban and filmmaker Will Packer.
Over the weekend the two couples enjoyed a double date of dinner, dancing and partying. Gabrielle shared a group photo on Instagram, which she captioned “Big Daddy shenanigans… @dwyanewade @johnlegend @chrissyteigen #CaliLos.”
Chrissy, 29, posted the same image, joking alongside it, “then we became band groupies. @gabunion @dwyanewade @johnlegend.”
On Sunday Gabrielle and Dwyane will celebrate their first wedding anniversary, and it sounds like the sportsman is planning a very romantic getaway.
“I’m taking her somewhere nice, somewhere neither of us have been,” the NBA star told E! News. “And she will not find out until the plane gets up in the air. It’ll be pretty special. It’s going to be hot.”