Ballet beauty Misty Copeland marries longtime love Olu Evans in Laguna Beach
Ballet star Misty Copeland had another reason to dance Sunday - this time, with her new husband.
The 33-year-old San Pedro, California native and her boyfriend of 10 years, lawyer Olu Evans, tied the knot at Laguna Beach, California's Montage Hotel with about 100 people in attendance.
Copeland - who broke barriers in June 2015 in becoming New York City's American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer in its 75-year history - exchanged vows in what one source described as a 'small and intimate wedding' on the oceanfront.
Perfect pair: Misty Copeland and Olu Evans looked like a happy duo in April 2015 when they attended the Time 100 Gala at New York City's Lincoln Center
Misty resembled an 'ethereal goddess' in an Inbal Dror gown paired with Christian Louboutin shoes, a source told E!, adding that the room was packed with white and pink roses, and pink hydrangeas.
Copeland, who rocketed to fame last summer with her ballet breakthrough, became engaged to Evans during that time, telling Essence in August 2015, 'I can't believe my life right now.'
The 5 ft 2 in dancer wanted to keep her nuptials simple and classy, as her time in the ballet had provided her with enough glitz and glamour, she told E! last October.
Glam gal: Misty said that she'd rather go simple and classy for her wedding, as her ballet career and other endeavors provide her the chance to dress over-the-top
Multi-talented: The ballet beauty made her Broadway debut in On The Town in August 2015
'It's interesting that I'm a ballerina, which is so girly and feminine and what every little girl dreams of, but it's a character I'm playing and that's so much fun to be that. It's, I guess, how people envision their wedding days and that's my life,' Misty explained. 'So I feel like I get to become a fairy princess on stage and wear incredible costumes and gowns to galas.'
Copeland said that she envisioned her wedding as an 'easy-going day' and did not want to 'have it be a big show,' adding, 'I just want it to be simple and classy and not feel like I'm in a tutu.'
The toned stunner explained how she was aiming for an understated, 'romantic and elegant' wedding gown.
Beauty and grace: The New York City's American Ballet Theatre's first black female principal dancer showed off her agile moves on The Late Show last autumn
So happy together: The couple, who exchanged vows in Laguna Beach Sunday, looked inseparable at a Broadway event last year
'I don’t think I want to go super poofy or anything like that,' she told Vanity Fair last year. 'It’s very different for a performer, a ballerina, someone who is on stage a lot and wears big costumes.
'So it's not like this is my chance to be that way, because that's something I do every day, almost. I want to feel like myself - but more beautiful than I do every day.'
Evans initially met Copeland in 2004 at a New York City club after his cousin, Private Practice star Taye Diggs, pointed out the stunning dancer to him.
Hollywood ties: Misty and Olu first met when Olu's cousin, actor Taye Diggs, pointed out the beauty to him at a New York City nightclub
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