Amar’e Stoudemire’s latest triple double will go down as the most memorable of his life.
The New York Knicks power forward, 30, married his longtime girlfriend Alexis Welch on the rooftop deck of their Manhattan home on Wednesday, a date they picked because it was 12-12-12.
“I feel blessed,” says Stoudemire, who posted a photo of the couple’s wedding rings on Twitter.
“12.12.12 now has a special & spiritual meaning for us,” he wrote.
The couple – who have been together for a decade and have three children – had just 12 people at the ceremony.
The bride wore a custom dress and the groom was in a tuxedo by Calvin Klein. They both have rings by Shayan Afshar, and her wedding band is by Harry Glinberg.
Following the ceremony, they visited the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden before heading to STK for a reception.
Stoudemire and Welch, who were engaged June 2 in Paris, plan to celebrate their love again this summer at a bigger wedding with friends, teammates and family.
• Reporting by Lesley Messer