Congratulations are in order!
On Sunday Ali Krieger and Ashlyn Harris, sports stars who helped the U.S. win the World Cup in 2019, both said “I do,” in a lavish wedding ceremony. Hosted at the Vizcaya Museums and Gardens in Miami, the event capped off a nine month long engagement for the pair.
The guest list for the event was filled with family, friends and teammates including Sports Illustrated Sportsperson of the Year Megan Rapinoe, and Kyle Krieger, both of whom shared photos on social media of the event.
“This will be the first time in our relationship where all of our friends, all of our family are going to come together to be one and to celebrate us on a completely different level,” Harris told People. The pair have reportedly been together for almost a decade. “I think so much of our support from our family and friends have been through soccer and this is just so much more meaningful, in my opinion, to be celebrated for love and acceptance and inclusion, that’s so major in the world we live in now,”
“I’m so excited to have this type of platform to have this type of visibility to be seen as a gay couple and it be accepted and it be important,” she said.
The day before the wedding, the pair shared photos on social media, both dressed in all white for their last rehearsal. Harris wore Thom Browne while Krieger wore Veronica Beard.
For the ceremony itself, Krieger donned an all-white Pronovias gown with a long train, and a deep V-cut in the back. Harris opted for a black custom Thom Browne double-breasted tuxedo that featured a beaded overlay. The rings that were exchanged were from Great Heights.
At the reception, tables were named for historic icons. Table 1, for example, was named for Marsha P. Johnson. “The defender of trans rights,” a placard read. The wedding cake for the couple, who notably have four World Cup wins between the two of them, was a layered cake that cut to reveal rainbow colored sponge.
In addition to a speech by Rapinoe, the reception also boasted a performance by Kina Grannis — and Krieger crowd surfing at one point.
While the pair are, no doubt, already enjoying being married, they won’t be going on a honeymoon yet. They plan on embarking on that some time after the 2020 Olympics.
The couple have also released video clips from the event on social media.