Saturday 21 September 2019

Sergio Garcia shares gorgeous snaps of romantic wedding to fiancée Angela Akins

Golf pro reported to have donned Green Jacket during lavish reception

Sergio Garcia, with his fiancee Angela Akins, stands on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building in New York a day after winning the 2017 Masters in Augusta
Sergio Garcia, with his fiancee Angela Akins, stands on the 86th floor of the Empire State Building in New York a day after winning the 2017 Masters in Augusta
LONDON, ENGLAND - JULY 07: Golfer Sergio Garcia and David Beckham greet each other as Angela Akins looks on from the centre court royal box on day five of the Wimbledon Lawn Tennis Championships at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club on July 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)
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Karen Birney

Sergio Garcia has officially tied the knot with girlfriend Angela Akins, but reportedly waited until after the ceremony to pop on his prized Green Jacket.

In what has already been a monumental year for the golf pro - he won his first long-awaited Masters in April - the Spanish player wed his 'best friend' Angela Akins in a lavish outdoor ceremony in Texas, with stars from the sporting world such as British golfer Luke Donald and American player Rickie Fowler looking on.

A dream come true! #whitedressgreenjacket @theangelaakins @jenniferlindbergphotography

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The couple exchanged vows in a romantic outdoor ceremony, with the bride in a beautiful keyhole back, lace trimmed mermaid style gown with front split.

The current world number five, who called the day "a dream come true", wore a chic black suit and according to Golf Channel, was spotted wearing his Masters tie and green jacket at the lavish reception.

In three days I marry my best friend! I love you so much @thesergiogarcia! #Austin #Texas #teamsergela

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"In three days I marry my best friend! I love you so much" Akins wrote on Instagram in the run up to the big day, sharing a snap of the two enjoying sunset on a boardwalk in Austin, Texas.

The couple's lavish venue was 'built from the ground up' according to their wedding coordinator Samantha Rosenberg, and featured stunning floral arrangements, long banqueting tables and spectacular crystal chandeliers.

Crooner Kenny G is said to have entertained guests during the reception where Garcia was also spotted wearing his Masters tie and famous green jacket, and guests seemed to not have been discouraged from sharing the day on social media, with many hashtagging their videos and snaps 'whitedressgreenjacket' in a nod to the couple's milestone year.

While Garcia seemed to be truly in the spirit of the celebration as his posed for social media snaps, just last week the 37-year-old assured fans that his focus was primarily on his form at Royal Birkdale, while bride-to-be Akins was taking care of the last minute wedding prep.

"Angela has been doing a great job of getting everything ready for the wedding and obviously we're really excited for next week," he said.

The couple finished out their wedding celebrations with a spectacular fireworks display, which some of the guests watched from the comfort of a huge outdoor pool.

Despite the major win earlier this year, Garcia insists he things haven't changed for him and that he is enjoying a 'solid' year on the course.

"I said right after winning the Masters (that) I don't think that things have changed.

"I'm still the same person. Obviously winning the Masters was amazing and it does give you a little bit of extra confidence and I've been having a very solid year.

"But every week is different and you don't know how you're going to feel when you go out there on the course.

Sergio Garcia of Spain kisses his fiancée Angela Akins after he won the 2017 Masters golf tournament in a playoff against Justin Rose of England at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S., April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson
Sergio Garcia of Spain kisses his fiancée Angela Akins after he won the 2017 Masters golf tournament in a playoff against Justin Rose of England at Augusta National Golf Club in Augusta, Georgia, U.S., April 9, 2017. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson

"I am confident about my possibilities but you also have to realise that after winning Augusta you still want to push hard and get more majors."

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