NBC figure-skating commentator and Olympic gold medalist Tara Lipinski and her fiance, sports-TV producer Todd Kapostasy, were married Saturday.
“I am officially Mrs Kapostasy!,” wrote Lipinski, who turned 35 on June 10, on Instagram Sunday alongside a People magazine photo of herself in a strapless, lacy bridal gown, with Kapostasy, who is in his mid-30s, in a black tuxedo.
“Yesterday was by far the best day of my life,” she continued. “There was one moment during the ceremony where I thought, I can not be any happier than I am in this very moment. His vows will forever be etched in my mind. I am so happy and so in love with you @toddkap!”
People magazine reported Sunday that the couple were wed Saturday evening in Charleston, South Carolina, at the national historic landmark Middleton Place, billed as America’s oldest landscaped gardens. Guests included Lipinski’s close friend and commentary partner, figure skater Johnny Weir, as well as sportscaster Bob Costas and his wife Jill, and sportscaster Andrea Joyce.
The bride wore a Reem Acra gown with a 20-foot tulle skirt designed by Laura Basci, and Charlotte Olympia pumps, People said. The bridesmaids sported floral head wreaths, the magazine added. The flower girls’ baskets were made by Lipinski’s mother, Pat.
“Eat Drink and be Married!,” Lipinski — whose figure-skating gold medal at the 1998 Olympic Games in Nagano, Japan, made her the youngest winner ever of a Winter Games individual — posted on Instagram Friday from the Boone Hall Plantation in nearby Mount Pleasant, South Carolina, where preceremony festivities took place. The rehearsal dinner was held at the seafood restaurant The Atlantic Room at the Kiawah Island Golf Resort.
Lipinski and Kapostasy met in May 2015 at the Sports Emmy Award ceremony and dating for seven months before becoming engaged that year on Dec. 22. “I feel so lucky that I get to spend the rest of my life loving my best friend and love of my life,” Lipinski wrote on Instagram the next day. “I’ve had many monumental happy days in my life but this by far is my happiest.”