Chanel Iman may no longer be a Victoria’s Secret angel, but she didn’t need wings to play the part of a cherub this weekend as she walked down the aisle to say her ‘I dos’ to now husband Sterling Shepard.
The couple, who got engaged to the Giants wide receiver this past December with a surprise rooftop birthday proposal, tied the knot beneath an arbor of lights in the garden of the Beverly Hills Hotel Saturday night before friends and family (including fellow model Jordan Dunn, who served as a bridesmaid).
In photos published by Brides magazine, the 27-year-old can be seen in a jaw-dropping Zuhair Murad gown with capelet sleeves and a plunging keyhole neckline. She finished the look off with a matching veil and Neil Lane drop earrings.
As she told the outlet, “I really love simple, elegant silhouettes and I really wanted to find a classic gown for my ceremony.”
It did include a rather unexpected twist, however, in the form of a tulle cape. “I never really envisioned wearing something like that for my wedding,” she told the outlet. “But the moment we put it on, we all loved it! It was so chic and unusual but also felt a little bit vintage.”
She also thought of her guests when making her final selection, noting that it was stunning to view from the back (where she’d be seen from the altar), as well. “The fact that it was gorgeous and interesting from the back was something that I really loved as guests have that view for a portion of the service, something I think often gets overlooked.”
The runway strutter also went a non-traditional route when choosing her bridesmaid dresses, choosing all-white gowns for her best ladies. While many brides have shied away from the color, fearing that the hue might steal their own thunder, Iman was all for it, selecting a breathtaking white flowing off-the-shoulder Watters design.
“I wanted to keep the palette really clean and fresh,” she explained. I didn’t want to have the outfits compete with the lush, gorgeous surroundings.”
Post-ceremony, everyone headed into the hotel’s ballroom, which was decorated with candlelit tabletops and white satin linen, plus white and blush rose centerpieces. There was also a touch of rose gold in the form of dining chairs and rose gold-printed menus. “I’m loving rose gold right now,” she quipped to the magazine.
The newly married starlet also chose a blush tulle gown with floral appliqué, also by Zuhair Murad, for her reception, noting that “The pink in the gown and the deep V-neckline really appealed to her girly side.”
See all the gorgeous snaps from her big day here!
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(Photos via Frazer Harrison/Getty)