Figure Skating Champ Michelle Kwan Marries Clay Pell

Five-time world champion ties the knot in gorgeous ceremony

By on January 21st, 2013 04:42 GMT

Michelle Kwan, five-time figure skating world champion, has tied the knot with her longtime beau / fiancé Clay Pell over the weekend, in a gorgeous ceremony, People magazine reports.

In 2002, at the Salt Lake City Winter Games, where she won the bronze medal, Kwan skated to “Fields of Gold,” which she turned into her “Olympic swan song,” the celebrity publication notes.

She also included the song into her wedding ceremony, one that was as emotional as it was beautiful.

The bride wore Vera Wang, one of the hottest wedding designers of our times, while the groom was in uniform, People says.

“Kwan, 32, married Clay Pell, 31, director for strategic planning on the National Security staff at the White House, on Saturday at the First Unitarian Church of Providence, R.I.,” the publication informs.

“Pell, a JAG and Lieutenant in the U.S. Coast Guard, was dressed in full uniform for the ceremony. Kwan, who cried while walking down the aisle with her father, Danny Kwan, wore an ivory Vera Wang gown,” the same media outlet writes.

Insiders say that the two exchanged vows they had written themselves before the 240 guests, all family and friends, including Olympic champions Brian Boitano, Dick Button and Dorothy Hamill.

The groom and bride were so happy and emotional that they actually kissed before they were supposed to, before the minister pronounced them husband and wife.

“A few minutes later, the minister said, ‘And for their second first kiss as Mr. and Mrs. Clay Pell,’ and everyone laughed,” one such unnamed source says for People.

“You could feel the love Michelle and Clay have for each other. They are truly a perfect match,” the insider gushes.

Several photos of the bride and groom leaving the church have already emerged online: they were truly a gorgeous, obviously happy pair.

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