Monday, 29 April 2013
Michael Jordan’s not-so-modest wedding celebrated in tent bigger than his house
Jordan has married fiancee and former model Yvette Prieto, his
girlfriend of five years. People.com has details:
After five years of dating, former NBA star Michael Jordan, 50, and
his model-fiancée, Yvette Prieto, 35, made it official with a wedding
in Palm Beach, Fla., on Saturday.
About 500 people arriving by tour buses piled into an Episcopal church
called Bethesda-by-the Sea, where Donald Trump was married to Melania
Jordan invited another 1,500 to join them for the reception at the
Bears Club, a Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course community in Jupiter,
Fla., where Jordan recently built a 38,000-square-foot home.
While 2,000 combined guests does not exactly suggest a modest affair
(the Daily Mail claims 2,200 guests), the full size of this monstrous
event cannot be communicated by words. After the jump, check out
aerial photos of the wedding tent.
If the photos don't communicate the scale, JeffRealty.com has more
information on the production:
Michael Jordan's Wedding Tent is 40,000 sq ft, 5000 sq ft larger than
his 35,000 sq ft home in the elegant and classy Bears Club in Jupiter,
Fl. As you can see from the aerial, Jack Nicklaus has graciously
allowed Jordan to place the largest tent in wedding history on the
driving range of his renowned golf course in order to house the only
2,200 invited guests! [...]
The sound system for the affair arrived in four semi-trailers and the
band spent the entire day Friday rehearsing for the BIG EVENT. Golfers
had a great time on the course, with a backdrop of music to play to.
So, to recap, Michael Jordan's wedding reception occurred in a
temporary tent larger than his own house, complete with bathrooms big
enough to host a separate large wedding and a dance floor with its own
lighting effects system. What an intimate affair!
This is Jordan's second marriage. In 2006, he split with Juanita, his
wife of 17 years, in what Forbes called the costliest divorce ever. He
has two sons and one daughter from that marriage.
There are as yet no details on the content of Saturday's ceremony
and/or reception, so we can only speculate if His Airness wore special
Air Jordans or how many buttons were on his suit jacket.