It's wedding time for a good number of athletes soon after the closing ceremony of the Rio Olympics 2016 on Aug. 22. Michael Phelps and his fiancée Nicole Johnson and Tom Daley and boyfriend Dustin Lance Black have all revealed their intention to walk down the aisle after the Olympics.
Here, we have listed out five athletes who will get married in the next few months.
Michael Phelps and Nicole Johnson
Phelps and Johnson, who is a former Miss California, recently revealed that they are looking at an intimate ceremony. "It'll be small and intimate for the wedding, then we're throwing a massive bash for everyone in the States," Johnson told Access Hollywood.
While Johnson did not spill the details on where they would tie the knot, Amber Harrison, the resident style and etiquette expert at Wedding Paper Divas, a firm specialising in wedding invitations, believes an island paradise will be the perfect backdrop for the ceremony.
Tom Daley and Dustin Lance Black
Daley and Black will be tying the knot at Daley's homeland, the U.K. "All of my fiancé's family live in America as he is American but he wants it [the wedding] to be in the UK," Daley was quoted as saying by OK. According to Daley's mom, the couple is waiting until after the Olympic Games in Rio to decide on their wedding date and where they want to marry. But Harrison sees the couple getting married in a famous London museum like the Natural History Museum or the V&A some time this fall.
Isadora Cerullo and Marjorie Enya
Brazilian rugby player Isadora Cerullo and her girlfriend Marjorie Enya got engaged at the Olympic games earlier this month. The duo has been together for almost two years. "She is the love of my life," Enya told BBC. "The Olympic Games can look like closure but for me it's starting a new life with someone. I wanted to show people that love wins."
Nastia Liukin and Matt Lombardi
Hockey player Matt Lombardi proposed to five-time Olympic medallist Nastia Liukin last year, and the duo is all set to get married in Newport, Rhode Island in summer 2017.
"As soon as we got engaged, Matt and I decided we didn't want to get married in our hometowns of Dallas and Boston," she told The Knot. "When we started exploring, we both fell in love with Newport, Rhode Island. The charm and character of the city truly sealed the deal." Their wedding venue could be an old estate or an elegant country club, believes Harrison.
He Zi and Qin Kai
Springboard medallist Qin Kai popped the question to his long-term girlfriend He Zi soon after she won her own silver medal. Besides offering her an engagement ring during the medal ceremony, he also gave her a beautiful rose encased in glass. The couple is expected to have a traditional wedding in China.