Gisele Bündchen and Tom Brady are one of the most glamorous couples in the limelight, but their wedding day was a lot more modest than most would expect.
In her autobiography, , which was released today, Bündchen shares intimate details about her nuptials to the New England Patriots quarterback nine years ago. In an excerpt provided to , the supermodel noted how she kept her appearance very low-maintenance for her big day.
"Before the ceremony, my sister Fafi helped me do my hair," Bündchen wrote. "I wore waterproof mascara since I knew I was going to cry—because I always cry!—and it wouldn’t have been a pretty sight having raccoon eyes at my own wedding."
According to Bündchen, she wore a "simple white slip dress," which she showed her followers in February on the couple's ninth wedding anniversary in the Instagram below. The date commemorated the couple's first ceremony, but in her book, she details the second celebration, which took place in April in Santa Teresa, Costa Rica.
Bündchen also shared that there were only 40 people gathered in her living room for the ceremony, including her and Brady's extended families and three good friends each, and that the reception was also small. The supermodel called it a "free-for-all."
"People ate Mexican food and drank margaritas. They sat or stood in the kitchen, or on the lawn, or by the side of the pool. My sister Pati and Tom’s sister Julie each read a beautiful poem, and everyone had a slice of the chocolate wedding cake. Tom had made playlists — his had songs by Ray LaMontagne, Amos Lee, James Taylor, and others—and at some point my friend Nino, whom I’ve known since my earliest days in New York and who’s like a brother to me, plugged in his iPod. The kids went swimming in the pool, while guests danced around in their bathing suits."
Although their wedding was intimate, and not what fans might expect of a high-profile couple, the celebration was indicative of what the couple's future together might hold.
"I do remember looking for, and finding, Tom, and though I can’t remember who led and who followed—does it matter?—we started to dance," Bündchen wrote. "We are still dancing, and growing through the ups and downs of life."
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