Ballet dancer Misty Copeland married her attorney boyfriend Olu Evans in an ocean-front ceremony over the weekend. The duo had been dating for 10 years before their union. They got engaged in August of last year.
Us Weekly reports the pair wed in front of 100 guests Sunday at the at the Montage Hotel in Laguna Beach, California. As they exchanged vows, the bride and groom had a view of the sea and were surrounded by pink hydrangeas and white roses. 33-year-old Copeland wore an Inbal Dror gown and paired it with Christian Louboutin shoes.
At the time of her engagement, the first African-American female principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre told Essence she was in disbelief.
“I can’t believe my life right now,” she told the publication at the time.
A month earlier, Copeland told Vanity Fair her ballet career would not influence her wedding dress look, though the publication noted it fueled her everyday look.
“I’d like to show my figure, somewhat – romantic and elegant,” she told the fashion magazine. “I don’t think I want to go super poofy or anything like that. It’s very different for a performer, a ballerina, someone who is on stage a lot and wears big costumes. So it’s not like this is my chance to be that way, because that’s something I do every day, almost. I want to feel like myself – but more beautiful than I do every day.”
When looking ahead to the kind of day she wanted to have once it was time to jump the broom, Copeland wanted to keep things simple.
“I think I’m a pretty simple girl, so I like for there to be no drama. I just want to enjoy the day, and not have it be about the preparation,” she told People. “I’m super busy so I have amazing people taking care of a lot of stuff.”