Kate Upton Ties The Knot in Intimate Italian Ceremony

The Hollywood actress says ‘I Do’ in the Tuscan Hills

American actress and model Kate Upton has tied the knot over the weekend to her long-term beau and pro basketball player Justin Verlander.

The ceremony took place in a luxurious Tuscan villa on Saturday, in what was an intimate and private gathering for their closest friends and family. The wedding was reportedly conducted in an old medieval church in the city, overlooking Montalcino valley and its magnificent vineyards.

The loved-up pair took to Instagram to announce the happy news. Kate shared the most STUNNING picture of the newlyweds with the caption:

“I feel so lucky that I got to marry my best friend!! @justinverlander Thank you to our family and friends for making this weekend so fun and magical! ️ (📸 @ktmerry )”

Whilst Justin shared the same image with the caption: Happy wife happy life! What an amazing beginning to our journey together! @kateupton #justmarried

Kate looked incredible in her crisp white bridal dress with elaborate lace sleeves and sheer detailing. She completed her bridal look with her hair in glamorous loose waves, a veil and an autumnal bridal bouquet. Justin also looked dapper in his dark striped tuxedo and bow-tie.

Speaking to ‘Extra’ before her nuptials, Kate admitted that she was feeling the stress of wedding planning! She said

“I’m really excited about the engagement and I’m really excited about getting married. It’s just the wedding planning sucks.”

However, she later realised it would all be worth it in the end saying: “It’s gonna be a good date no matter what. As long as we’re surrounded by friends and family.”

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She also disclosed to Extra, that she absolutely loved the process of finding her dream dress, but would certainly not be trying to lose weight for her big day. She explained: “I never get on a scale because you can’t judge yourself for how much you weigh. What really matters is how good I feel.” – that’s our kinda girl!!

Kate and Justin have been together since early 2016 and regularly post loved-up snaps on Instagram with their fans. Congratulations to the newlyweds!

Set Featured Image Credit: @KateUpton Instagram | Photography by KT Merry