WNBA All-Star and 2-Time Olympian Seimone Augustus Weds LaTaya Varner
After 2010 proposal in Miami Beach, the couple keeps coastal theme going with a wedding in Hawaii
After popping the question in Miami Beach, five-time WNBA All-Star Seimone Augustus of the Minnesota Lynx kept a coastal theme going by shifting the setting to Hawaii, where on Saturday she married her fianc , LaTaya Varner, on a cliff overlooking the ocean, the couple confirmed to PEOPLE exclusively.
In addition to winning two championships with the Lynx, Augustus, 31, is a two-time Olympian who won gold with the U.S. women’s basketball team in 2008 and 2012. Varner, 27, is an aspiring actress.
Their intimate, traditional Hawaiian wedding ceremony – attended by just 15 guests, with an exchange of leis, a hula performance during dinner, and a fire-and-knife show during dessert – was a dream come true for the couple, and also a nod to Varner’s roots; her mother is Native American and Hawaiian.
The outdoor event at the Montage Kapalua Bay resort in Maui was decorated in white orchids, roses, peonies and hydrangeas, followed by dinner and a red velvet cake dessert featuring more white orchids cascading down its two tiers.
The two divide their time between Minneapolis, where they met, and Moscow, where Augustus plays professionally in the off-season. They got engaged in 2010.