Sports Illustrated model Hunter McGrady knew that she would marry husband Brian Keys on their first date, and on Sunday, June 16, she and her dream man exchanged vows in an elegant Moorpark, Calif., in a wedding that was everything she’d dreamt of “and more.”
“In a room full of people, my eyes will always find you,” McGrady, 26, captioned a photo of the newlyweds Monday. “06.16.19 and forever babe. … I am in complete and utter bliss 🙏🏻 … Thank you for making our wedding everything we dreamt of and more ❤️ Cannot wait to share more photos from this incredible day! To be with all of our loved ones under one roof was the most special thing in the world.”
McGrady and Keys, 43, exchanged vows in a romantic ceremony that included blooms from Unique Floral Design, with an aesthetic that blended lush greenery with cream, white and champagne-colored flowers.
Their reception was similarly classic and classy, including “ethereal, romantic, wispy” decor and music ranging from Frank Sinatra to Natalie Cole playing during dinner.
It was McGrady’s show-stopping wedding dresses (yes, plural) that ultimately stole the show, however. The body-positive model wore two custom dresses from Watters for her big day.
“For me, being plus-sized, it was really hard to find any kind of wedding dress that I felt like myself in,” she told People. “I’m not ashamed of my body, and I wanted something that was really tight-fitting and shows off my curves.”
For the ceremony, she wore a “very sexy, lace, romantic first dress” and then changed into a second reception gown that she told People was “kind of an ode to Meghan Markle’s second Stella McCartney wedding dress.”
Another key part of the couple’s wedding was Keys’ 8-year-old daughter from a previous marriage. During the ceremony, McGrady recited a set of special vows to her new stepdaughter in a particularly touching moment from the day.
“She’s just the most beautiful little girl,” she said. “She’s so special, so gentle and so loving.”
A-list guests in attendance included Hailee Steinfeld and Aly Raisman. Of what she hoped her guests would take away from the wedding day, McGrady had one request: “I want my guests to just enjoy and live their lives. This it eh night they can do that!”