Inside Tony Romo, Candice Crawford's Texas Wedding
Everything's bigger in Texas!
NFL star Tony Romo married Candice Crawford Saturday night in Dallas, Texas. The couple said "I do" in front of 600 guests, including R&B singer Ashanti and Kim Kardashian's ex-beau Miles Austin.
In insider told Us Weekly the couple wrote their own vows, and Crawford was crying most of the ceremony. After Romo, 31, and Crawford's ceremony in a covered white tent, the song "I Gotta Feeling" by the Black Eyed Peas played. An insider told Us the reception was held on a white-covered balcony outside a huge, white air-conditioned tent. Strands of white lights were wrapped around several trees, and a jazz band played "Beyond the Sea," "Let's Get Lost" and other tunes throughout the night. Romo's teammates "were on the floor dancing the whole time."
Wedding planner Todd Fiscus told local station WFAA-TV that the couple and their guests dined on short ribs, and the reception also included a pizza bar. A source told Us during dinner, a video of the couple's proposal played. "The wedding cake was almost as tall as the ceiling," the source added. "It was huge!"
Crawford's bridesmaids wore Badgley Mischka dresses, and Romo and the men in the wedding party wore custom made Dolce & Gabbana tuxes. "They all wore white jackets and black tuxedo pants," a source said. In lieu of a limousine, the newlyweds left the wedding party in a vintage Cadillac. The party went on until around 2:00 a.m.
Romo and Crawford, 24, began dating in the summer of 2009 and were engaged in December 2010. Crawford is the kid sister of Gossip Girl star Chace Crawford, and also a former beauty queen and local news TV personality. (Chace gave a toast to the couple at the rehearsal dinner, but not on the actual wedding day.)
Romo famously dated Jessica Simpson for nearly two years; he ended their relationship in July 2009, the night before her 29th birthday. Before Simpson, he also romanced Carrie Underwood and actress Sophia Bush.
Simpson, 30, got engaged to another footballer, Eric Johnson, in November 2010. She confirmed her good news days after ex-hubby Nick Lachey announced his own engagement to Vanessa Minillo after four years of on-and-off dating.