In an intimate ceremony as the sun set over the Pacific on Saturday, Boston Celtics star Paul Pierce married Julie Landrum surrounded by white orchids, roses and hydrangeas.
The athlete, 32, and his interior-designer bride, 27, exchanged vows underneath a gazebo at The Resort at Pelican Hill in Newport Coast, Calif. The couple’s 2-year-old daughter, Prianna, served as the flower girl, and fellow Celtics Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen and coach Glenn “Doc” Rivers were among the approximately 80 guests.
The bride wore a strapless Ines Di Santo gown, while Pierce chose a custom éléyee tuxedo.
The wedding was planned by event planner Mindy Weiss. Following the ceremony, guests headed to an indoor reception that featured a jazz quartet and red-themed floral décor designed by Mark’s Garden.
The menu, inspired by one of the couple’s favorite restaurants, Katana in West Hollywood, included Robata-grilled skewers of meat, fish and chicken. Guests also enjoyed different flavored infused sake and other Japanese-inspired fare served in a bento box.
The multi-tiered wedding cake included chocolate, red velvet and coconut layers, and DJ Tendaji Lathan spun after dinner, as the couple shared a first dance to R. Kelly’s “You Made Me Love You.”