Michael Jordan marries Yvette Prieto

(Joe Buissink / AP from JUMP DC) (Joe Buissink / AP from JUMP DC)

Michael Jordan tied the knot on Saturday and what a wedding it was, with fireworks and a glittering guest list.

With pals like Tiger Woods (no Lindsey Vonn?), Patrick Ewing and Spike Lee looking on, Jordan, 50, married Yvette Pieto, a 35-year-old former model, in Palm Beach, Fla., his manager told the Associated Press.

Nearly 300 guests attended the wedding at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, with a reception reportedly for 2,000 following at the Bear’s Club in Jupiter, Fla., a private golf club designed by, naturally, the Golden Bear, Jack Nicklaus. Entertainment was provided by MC Lyte, K’Jon, Robin Thicke and Usher.

And you thought you had a good weekend.

“They’ve been planning for months and months,” an unidentified source told People.com. “He wanted to give Yvette everything she’s ever wanted.”

Jordan, the owner of the Charlotte Bobcats, proposed in December 2011 and the couple obtained a marriage license in March.

Details, from the Associated Press:

Prieto wore a French silk voile corseted sheer sheath gown by J’Aton Couture, in an ecru palette with accents of flesh tones, with handmade silk lace created especially for her, and enhanced with Swarovski crystals. The gown featured French seamed crinoline borders, which cascaded into a dramatic cathedral train finished in the lace, with accents of a peacock-feathered design.

Estee Portnoy, Jordan’s agent, told the AP that the couple requested donations to the James R. Jordan Foundation rather than gifts and that the flowers were given to the Jupiter Medical Center. Jordan’s first marriage, which lasted 17 years, ended in 2006 with a divorce settlement reportedly in the neighborhood of $168 million.

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After spending most of her career in traditional print sports journalism, Cindy began blogging and tweeting, first as NFL/Redskins editor, and, since August 2010, at The Early Lead. She also is the social media editor for Sports.



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