Actress Gabrielle Union married Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade on Saturday, during a weekend in which singer-actress Ashlee Simpson wed actor Evan Ross, and actress Jenny McCarthy and actor-singer Donnie Wahlberg were scheduled to marry.
"Think Like a Man Too" star Union, 41, and NBA pro Wade, 32, wed at Chateau Artisan, a castle surrounded by a moat in unincorporated Dade County south of Miami. Us Weekly said the bride wore a Dennis Basso wedding dress from Kleinfeld Bridal while the groom was bedecked in a customized DSquared2 suit. Singer John Legend performed a romantic ballad to accompany the ceremony, the magazine noted.
The Miami NBC-TV station WTVJ said Heat owner Micky Arison and teammate Chris Bosh posted Instagram pictures Saturday afternoon before the wedding itself, where, according to TMZ.com, cameras were not allowed.
This is the second marriage for each. Union was married to NFL pro Chris Howard, and Wade has two sons with first wife Siohvaughn Funches.
"L.O.V.E." singer Simpson, 29, married Ross, who turned 26 on Tuesday, at the Greenwich, Connecticut, home of his mother, music legend Diana Ross, E! News reported. Simpson's elder sister, singer and fashion entrepreneur Jessica Simpson, served as maid of honor, and bridesmaids included family friend CaCee Cobb. E! said Ashlee Simpson's 5-year-old son Bronx Wentz, from her previous marriage to rocker Pete Wentz, walked his mother down the aisle.
McCarthy, 41, and Wahlberg, 45, were variously reported to be marrying Saturday or Sunday in either New York City or St. Charles, Illinois. Amy Egolf, executive director of the Greater St. Charles Convention and Visitors Bureau, told the Chicago Sun-Times' syndicate the wedding would be held at her city's Hotel Baker. "The national news is reporting they are in New York. We are delighted to have them in St. Charles," she said.
On Saturday, Wahlberg's brother, actor-producer Mark Wahlberg, tweeted, "Congratulations Donnie Wahlberg and Jenny McCarthy, so happy for you both today," accompanied by a family video expressing regret that he could not attend because of his and wife Rhea Durham's birthday party for their daughter Ella in Los Angeles. Donnie Walhberg tweeted back thanks and wished "a Happy B-Day to my god daughter Ella!"
McCarthy has a son, Evan Asher, from her 1999 to 2005 marriage to actor-director John Asher. Wahlberg has two sons, Xavier and Elijah, with ex-wife Kim Fey. The couple married in August 1999 and separated in January 2008, each filing for divorce that August.