In the world of sports and glamour, few events can match the allure of a star-studded wedding. This summer, the spotlight was on Real Madrid’s goalkeeper, Thibaut Courtois, and Israeli model Mishel Gerzig as they tied the knot in a spectacular ceremony. The wedding, held at the picturesque Château de la Croix des Gardes in Cannes, France, was a blend of tradition, style, and emotion, capturing the hearts of many.
A Match Made in Heaven
The love story of Courtois and Gerzig is as modern as it gets. The couple first connected on Instagram in early 2021, and their relationship blossomed into a romantic bond by July. Courtois, smitten by Gerzig’s charm, proposed to her on a boat on Italy’s Amalfi Coast in June 2022. A year later, they were ready to embark on their journey as a married couple.
The Wedding Venue
The wedding venue, Château de la Croix des Gardes, is renowned for its breathtaking views of the Mediterranean and its lush 25-acre gardens. The couple exchanged vows in this fairytale-like setting, which was also the backdrop for Alfred Hitchcock’s film “To Catch a Thief”. The ceremony was held on June 26, a date that will forever hold a special place in their hearts.
The Bride and Groom
The bride, Mishel Gerzig, looked radiant in a strapless gown by MayMashiah, complemented by Suarez jewels and shoes adorned with glittering charms bearing the initials “M” and “T”. Courtois, on the other hand, looked dapper in a three-piece blue suit by Dolce & Gabbana. The couple’s attire reflected their individual styles while perfectly complementing each other.
A Blend of Traditions
The wedding ceremony blended Jewish and Catholic elements beautifully, reflecting the couple’s respective faiths. The aisle was decorated with Gerzig’s favourite flowers – orchids and white hydrangeas. The couple sealed their union with a personal handshake, symbolising their commitment to each other.
The Emotion of the Day
The emotion of the day was palpable. Courtois was overcome with joy and had to hold back tears as he saw his bride walk up the aisle. Gerzig’s veil bore the words: “A Lifetime with You”, a sentiment that resonated with everyone present.
The wedding celebration was a three-day affair, attended by over 300 guests, including family, friends, and stars from the sports and fashion world. The reception included live performances, an outfit change by Gerzig, and a grand fireworks display, making it a truly unforgettable event.
The wedding of Thibaut Courtois and Mishel Gerzig was a celebration of love, tradition, and unity. It was a testament to their journey together, a journey that began with a simple ‘like’ on Instagram and culminated in a grand wedding in the heart of France. We wish them a lifetime of happiness and love as they embark on this new chapter.