Former University of Louisville standout basketball forward Earl Clark came back to Louisville to marry his bride, Megan, in the wedding of their dreams. The pair, who had dated since they were UofL students, were married in a simple civil ceremony in 2012. But in August 2014, they made it official with a magical wedding that was truly worth the wait!

Bad weather on the day of the wedding did not dampen the mood. While all pictures were scheduled to be taken outside, a quick change of plans by photographer Adele Reding and wedding planner Marcie Hancock resulted in gorgeous photos set inside their wedding venue.

In an interesting twist, everything about the wedding had to accommodate the height of the wedding party, and even some of the guests. The groom is 6 feet 10 inches tall, and the bride is more than 6 feet tall, as well! Therefore, the cake had to be extremely tall, and even the chandeliers in the ceremony room had to be removed so the wedding party would not hit their heads.

Like true sportsmen, this couple is a team in every way. They have been constantly on the move since their college days, moving through the NBA circuit from town to town. Currently living in China, they will be moving back to the states later this spring. Until then, though, they were thrilled to be back “home” for their wedding and to spend their special day with their family and friends.

Take a look at some of the most special moments of their big day:

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. A very subtle but brilliant shoe by Jimmy Choo.

A very subtle, but brilliant, shoe by Jimmy Choo

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Oh my, this ring. When the wedding planner went to get it cleaned, she hired security detail to accompany her. True story.

Oh my, this ring! When the wedding planner went to get it cleaned, she hired security detail to accompany her. True story!

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Megan needs a team to help her get dressed in this beautiful dress with a fitted bodice and flare mermaid skirt.

Megan needs a team to help her get dressed in this beautiful gown with a fitted bodice and flared mermaid skirt.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Watching the rain and enjoying the view from the Galt House, Megan shows off her beautiful skirt and train.

Watching the rain and enjoying the view from the Galt House, Megan shows off her beautiful skirt and train.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Megan, her mother, and sister enjoy a private moment before the ceremony.

Megan, her mother and sister enjoy a private moment before the ceremony.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. A unique and opulent bouquet of black flowers, black flowers and gold broaches.

A unique and opulent bouquet of black flowers and gold brooches

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. This dapper groom enjoys a brief hint of sunlight in his white dinner jacket with black and gold lapels.

This dapper groom enjoys a brief hint of sunlight in his white dinner jacket with black and gold lapels.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Posters of Earl Clark during his days at the University of Louisville were hung in the groom's suite.

Posters of Earl Clark during his days at the University of Louisville were hung in the groom’s suite.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. The groom and his wedding party. Note their proximity to the ceiling. Each groomsman had customized Chuck Taylor shoes with their initials on them.

The groom and his wedding party … note their proximity to the ceiling. Each groomsman had customized Chuck Taylor shoes with their initials on them.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Earl Clark before the ceremony, taking a picture in the luxurious reception room.

Earl Clark before the ceremony, taking a picture in the luxurious reception room.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. The ceremony took place at the Waterford Room at the Galt House. All chandeliers were removed from this room to accommodate the height of the wedding party. Over 450 orchids are in this room as well.

The ceremony took place in the Waterford Room at the Galt House. All chandeliers were removed to accommodate the height of the wedding party. More than 450 orchids were placed throughout the space.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Bridesmaids' nosegays are shades of blush and cream.

Bridesmaids’ nosegays are shades of blush and cream.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Megan's parents walk down the aisle. Megan's father wore his full military dress uniform.

Megan’s parents walk down the aisle. Megan’s father wore his full military dress uniform.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. You may kiss the bride, Earl!

Earl, you may kiss the bride!

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Megan and Earl share a tender moment, a moment they have waited for a few years.

Megan and Earl share a tender moment that they have waited years to enjoy.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Fellow basketball players were at the wedding. Peyton Siva, former University of Louisville player, was supposed to be there with his wife, Patience. He arrived alone, as Patience was getting ready to have their baby the next day.

Fellow basketball players were at the wedding. Former University of Louisville player Peyton Siva was supposed to be there with his wife, Patience. He arrived alone, though, as Patience was getting ready to have their baby the next day.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. More beautiful orchids at the reception.

More beautiful orchids at the reception

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. The colors of the wedding were black and gold, reflected here at the guest's tables. Note the incredible view from the top of the Galt House at Rivue.

The wedding colors were black and gold, reflected here at the guests’ tables. Note the incredible view from the top of the Galt House at Rivue.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. A very tall wedding cake for a very tall bride and groom.

A very tall wedding cake for a very tall bride and groom

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Cake is the perfect size for them.

The cake is the perfect size for them.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. The Groom's cake honored his favorite drink.

The groom’s cake honored his favorite drink.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. A tender private moment between the bride and groom on the dance floor.

A tender moment between the bride and groom on the dance floor.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Guests enjoyed a fancy dessert bar.

Guests enjoyed a fancy dessert bar.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. Earl and his family. Please note that his father is taller than he is.

Earl and his family. Please note that his father is taller than he is.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. The bride changed at the end of the night into a beautiful gold beaded gown.

The bride changed at the end of the night into a beautiful gold-beaded gown.

Hometown NBA Star marries in Louisville in a lavish wedding. The photo booth was a huge hit for the guests. They were obviously loving the props.

The photo booth was a huge hit for the guests, who were obviously loving the props.

Congrats, Earl and Megan! Here’s to a lifetime of happiness!

Here’s who they used to pull of their amazing affair:

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