Tara Lipinski is officially a Mrs., and while we're sure the bride and her new husband Todd Kapostasy are all about basking in that newlywed and honeymoon glow, we're still obsessing over every last detail of her wedding day. Which also happens to have been the ultimate Southern wedding with some of the most incredible décor around—and fortunately, she's dishing on all of the details.
The former Olympic gold medalist and her sports producer husband tied the knot on the gorgeous grounds of the historic Middleton Place in Charleston, South Carolina, according to People. Not only was the venue's natural backdrop pretty spectacular, but the couple also made their vows beneath an incredible canopy of roses and hydrangeas.
Watching the ceremony from their seats were the couple's 245 wedding guests, including Lipinski's friend and "bridesman" Johnny Weird, Olympic gold medalist Scott Hamilton, and sportscaster Dan Patrick. "It was a fairytale come to life," Lipinski said of the occasion. "I felt like I was living in the moment with all of my friends by my side and marrying the love of my life—it was the best day of my life."
The bride donned a hand-embroidered, strapless sweetheart bustier gown and lace skirt by designer Reem Acra and added a 20-foot long train by Laura Basci for the big event. "She was so beautiful," Kapostasy, who teared up as Lipinski headed down the 200-foot aisle, said of his bride. He added that Lipinski designed every detail of the celebration. "Like when I walked into the tent, everything she'd been talking about and agonizing about over for a year, every inch of that tent, was incredible."
We'll say! After the ceremony, the couple celebrated with a cocktail hour featuring boozy popsicles and then made their way to a fully decked-out tent with rose garlands, a customized dance floor, and beautiful chandeliers. Lipinski also planned for a menu packed with local flavors, including local fish, chicken in waffle cones with maple bacon remoulade, and fried green tomatoes, all prepared by Cru Catering.
But not only was the menu off-the-charts amazing, the bride to be and her florist, Jackson Durham Events, opted to include more than 40,000 flowers in arrangements to bring Lipinski's chic, romantic, and Southern vision to life. "They totally got what I wanted and it was breathtaking," Lipinski said. She also had a hand in helping design the ceremony altar, which included 12,000 floral stems all by itself.
Could this day have been any more wonderful? According to the bride, no. "Everything was so beautiful, and it went by so fast, but at the same time I was able to take it all in and take mental snapshots of the best day of my life," she said. "It was perfect."