Grammy-winner John Legend has been known to sweep fans off their feet with his soulful voice and heartfelt lyrics.
Now, hearts have broken across the world as John Legend, who is 34 years old, takes himself off the market by marrying 27 year-old Italian model and host Chrissy Teigen. Their courtship has been nothing but extraordinary from the start.
In a world full of fleeting Hollywood romance and short-lived nuptials, John and Chrissy really took it slow with their relationship like he sings about in his debut hit single. The famous pair met in 2007. They have been engaged since 2011 when John popped the question during a vacation in the breathtaking Maldives.
Chrissy’s Bachelorette party was a lavish event as the Sports Illustrated supermodel took 9 of her best friends to Mexico at the Viceroy Riviera Maya Luxury Resort and had an unforgettable time.
Then the couple’s extraordinary wedding took place in the romantic Villa Pizzo in Lake Como, Italy.
While most women would be happy with one designer wedding dress, Chrissy went as far as wearing three Vera Wang wedding dresses. She could not pick just one so she donned all of her choices from the couture designer on her big day.
Her first choice was a strapless ivory open back and V-neck ball gown for the wedding ceremony. Then for the reception, she changed into a strapless ivory mermaid gown with a pleated bodice. And lastly for the after party, she wore a strapless crimson mermaid gown with an inverted flange, crystal-embroidered skirt, and a hand-draped bodice.
The ceremony was intimate with their closest friends and family, but their guest list was adorned with stars such as Kanye West and Stevie Wonder. Model and actress Brooklyn Decker was the maid of honor.
While most weddings are happy with a wedding band or DJ, the couple’s music provider for the reception was legendary DJ Biz Markie.
Also during the reception, things became even more romantic when the groom and the musical genius Stevie Wonder treated everyone to a rendition of Isn’t She Lovely.
John also serenaded his beautiful bride with a song called All Of Me from his newly released album dedicated to Chrissy called Love In The Future. It sounds like a dream to have a music icon write songs about you!
Chrissy said to US Magazine, “We’ve been together for…a long time now so there’s no, ‘Is this the right decision?’…There’s none of that.”
And John lovingly says of his new wife, “She’s beautiful, smart, funny…she loves to cook, she loves to eat. She’s awesome.”
They might just be “ordinary people”, but cheers to them for having an extraordinary wedding and may they have a happy future together.
Written By: Chelo Aestrid