Gabrielle Union shares stunning never-before-seen wedding photos of her bridal gown... as she prepares to celebrate first anniversary with Dwyane Wade
She tied the knot at the very end of August in 2014.
But Gabrielle Union has shared a charming set of pictures - almost a year to the day - from her wedding with husband Dwyane Wade to mark their upcoming anniversary.
The 42-year-old actress revealed three never-before-seen photographs on her Instagram page, showing herself looking a typically beautiful, blushing bride, while clearly in a moment of blissful reminiscence.
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One of the snaps shows the Bring It On actress full-length in her stunning gown, a classic strapless dress in off-white with a flattering sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice, which emphasised her slim waistline.
The full skirt kicked out in a beautiful dramatic style, an effective shape on her slender frame a striking style against the picturesque, green backdrop.
Along with the picture, in which she displays a particurly smouldering gaze into the camera's lens, she joked: 'When you're a bride but also a Superhero and you gotta save the day... #TheWadeUnion #flashbackfriday #fiercebridalshowdown.'
Another photo showed Gabrielle looking over her shoulder in a sultry manner, providing a closer look at her intricately-styled wedding day hair.
The beauty's long raven locks were swept up off her face, with twists of curls pinned up and the odd tendril sneaking down over her bare shoulders.
'Playing coy for the boy... #TheWadeUnion #flashbackfriday,' she joked along with the photo.
A third snap from a professional shoot - taken in the midst of the extravagant $5m wedding ceremony - showed the blushing bride lifting up the heavy layered skirt of her dress as she enacted running to meet her new husband.
She quipped: 'Racing to the alter... #flashbackfriday #TheWadeUnion (sic).'
The dress she gladly revealed on her social media page was one of two gowns she wore during the big day.
The big day: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade looked the picture of wedded bliss when they tied the knot in spectacular style in Miami on August 30 last year
Both were custom made for her by designer Dennis Basso, and each one was as striking as the next.
Gabrielle - who currently stars on BET TV show Being Mary Jane - shared a sneak peek at her two glorious gowns last year just a week after she tied the knot to her NBA star beau, the second dress included a glitzy, embellished all-white bodice, decorated in pearls and crystals.
Last year, Gabrielle and her Miami Heat partner Dwyane, 33, tied the knot in an incredible ceremony at a Disney-style castle in Miami, Florida, the epic Chateau Artisan complete with a moat and wrought iron gates.
The couple's reception was set up like a '1930s era juke joint', with guests sipping on Vanilla Puddin' Chardonnay.
When it came to choosing her wedding dress, Gabrielle had a firm idea of exactly what she wanted from the very beginning.
However, upon meeting with designer Dennis Basso at New York's Kleinfeld Bridal salon, it seems everything she had envisioned was thrown out upon trying on gowns, People reported at the time.
'Like most brides to be, Gabrielle came in with her stylist Jason Bolden with a clear vision. But everything changed when she tried on gowns!' the designer told the magazine of their first appointment last year ahead of the big day..
'Together [we all] decided that she wanted to be surprising. She came in wanting sexy, and to accentuate her amazing figure, but that evolved.
'She talked about Dwayne being so fashionable and really wanting to parallel that with her gown,' he continued. 'We looked at swatches, took measurements, even considered what flowers she would carry. It was an amazing collaboration.'
The couple enjoyed a fantastic wedding day, after being engaged for almost a year, and having managed to get through a somewhat rocky romance, that was on and off since they got together in 2009.
Sportsman Dwyane conceived a son with long-time friend Aja Metoyer in early 2013 during a brief split from Gabrielle.
This was the third child for the basketball player, who also has two sons from his first marriage to his high-school girlfriend Siohvaughn Funches, who he married in 2002.
He filed for divorce five years later, which was only finalised in 2010.
But it appears to have been an incredibly successful year for the reunited and happy couple, who will soon be celebrating their first wedding anniversary.
Loved-up: The couple - pictured last week at a Samsung event - are set to celebrate their first anniversary this week
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