On Septermber 10 (9.10.11), Chris Paul married his college sweetheart (and baby mama) Jade Crawley in North Carolina where they met.
The couple, who has always counted on the support of their friends and family were joined by an intimate group of 300 guests for the nuptuals, which took place at the Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in Charlotte.
“It was important for us to get married in North Carolina where we’re from and where we met,” stresses Jada.
It may not have been some extravagant TV production, but Chris and Jada’s wedding wasn’t too shaby either.
The bride had two Vera Wang gowns: one for the ceremony and reception. The tent where her nuptials took place were filled with over 10,000 carefully selected white buds including roses, orchids and hydrangea. Celebrity wedding planner David Tutera used 50,000 flowers and 600 candles to decorate the reception room. Robin Thicke and BeBe Winans were their wedding singers, while MC Lyte was their DJ. Charm City Cakes, from the Baltimore based bakery from TLC’s “Ace Of Cakes” provided all of the desserts, which included a six-tier wedding cake containing the couple’s custom crest and individual mini cakes for the guests.
Essence Magazine was on deck for the festivities, and shared the following photos and quotes online.