Simone Biles is planning a beach destination wedding with 4 dresses and over 130 guests

Over the weekend, Simone Biles married Jonathan Owens in a civil ceremony in Houston. They posted pics of their special day to Instagram and a few days before that they had posted about getting their marriage license. But, getting the license and having the private, legal ceremony were just the beginning. Simone and Jonathan are planning a big, beachy destination wedding with all their family and friends. This sounds lavish and I love their for her.

Simone Biles and Jonathan Owens are married! On Saturday, April 22, Biles and Owens shared photos of their special day, taken by Rachel Taylor of Raetay Photography, on their respective Instagrams with sweet captions celebrating their first day as husband and wife.

“I do 🤍 officially owens 🤍,” Biles wrote alongside a carousel that features her in a white tiered wedding dress and Owens in a tan suit. The happy couple beam in their photos as they exchange their vows and share two kisses. The NFL player shared a similar set of photos on his own grid, which he captioned, “My person, forever ❤️💍.”

The photos reveal the couple had a legal ceremony at a courthouse but still have a big wedding to come where they’ll be surrounded by their friends and family. The couple — who first got together in 2020 — got engaged in February 2022, and they’ve been sharing their wedding planning process ever since. On April 15, Biles even shared that she and Owens had obtained their marriage license.

Then, on Sunday, April 23, Biles did a Q&A with her fans on her Instagram Story and answered some major questions about both her courthouse ceremony and the couple’s imminent beach destination wedding. The Olympic champion revealed that though she’s spent months planning her big wedding, she ordered everything for the courthouse “this week” — including her dress, shoes, wedding bands, and bouquet. “Not quite prepared for courthouse ceremony as I am for the big wedding,” she wrote. And the courthouse moment wasn’t without a hitch because her sister, Adria, showed up late.

Biles explained, “My sister showed up as soon as we finished courthouse ceremony. . . so she missed the entire thing. Granted it was quick but still.” She added, “Typical Adria,” with a laughing emoji.

Biles also teased what guests and fans alike can expect from her destination wedding. According to her, she’s wearing four dresses in total. “Kind of dramatic but you only have a wedding once,” she wrote, also sharing that the biggest expense for the event was the flowers. Biles said she and her husband are expecting roughly 135 to 140 guests and are “waiting on a few passports” still. A follower also asked about the total budget for the courthouse ceremony and wedding combined, and Biles wrote, “We went so over budget we’ve decided there is no longer a budget. You only live once.”

For their wedding, Owens has seven groomsmen, while Biles has eight bridesmaids. Biles also shared that they’re still planning on doing a full honeymoon separate from their wedding but haven’t picked a location yet.

In a 2022 interview with E! News, Biles revealed details about what her wedding guest list will look like. “We have some of my teammates that I’d be inviting. But other than that, it’s really close family, friends and people that have watched us grow throughout our relationship and will share that love on that day,” she said.

While answering a series of questions on her Instagram Stories in August 2022, Biles then said the most stressful thing about wedding planning has been “locking in the date and getting the venue, but once that happened, everything has been smooth sailing.” She added, “I know exactly what I want, I have a great wedding planner.” For Owens, it’s been putting the guest list together.

On the flip side, Biles has really enjoyed “seeing the vision come to life.” She says, “That for me has been the most exciting, and putting like, my dream wedding board together.”

[From PopSugar]

Simone got on Instagram over the weekend after their legal wedding ceremony and answered a bunch of fan questions. This wedding sounds huge. They’ve having a big, 15-person wedding party and 135-140 guests. All their family and friends are going to be there, as well some of her teammates from gymnastics. They’re so over budget that there is no budget, and the biggest expense was the flowers. Simone is going to change dresses four times! I know someone who did three dresses at her wedding, so four doesn’t seem that much extra for an Olympian at her destination wedding. I hope we get a picture of each and every one of those dresses and we hear a lot about the food and cake. This wedding sounds amazing. So which international beach location are we guessing for Simone and Jonathan? The Caribbean? Mexico? Southern Europe? Costa Rica? Somewhere in the South Pacific? Her bachelorette was in Belize so I’m kind of expecting somewhere cool and not cliche.

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