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Michelle Kwan gets married today 19-01-13

Discussion in 'Great Skate Debate' started by floskate, Jan 19, 2013.


    SHARPIE In through the out door... Staff Member

    Aww this has made me smile so much. Actually, trying to explain to my bf why I'm all excited over a celebrity wedding when usually I barely read celeb gossip sites etc is amusing
  2. Jenny

    Jenny From the Bloc

    Big thanks to all those who have hunted down pictures and shared them here! :encore:
  3. museksk8r

    museksk8r Holding an edge and looking dangerously sexy

    Many thanks for the posted pictures! Michelle is still so fit and healthy, like she has never missed a day or beat from rigorous training. Her body invokes both envy and inspiration. ;) She is so stunningly beautiful! :)

    Wonder what their honeymoon plans are? I hope the two of them enjoy the rest of their lives together! <3
  4. Frau Muller

    Frau Muller #1 Dick Button Fan

    Congrats to The Kween & Kwing! So will Baby #1 arrive before or after the Sochi Olympics???
  5. attyfan

    attyfan Well-Known Member

    Mazel tov to the happy couple ... much joy to them.
  6. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member


    You would think Brennan would have a camera that did away with red-eye, especially being a journalist. lol
  7. GarrAarghHrumph

    GarrAarghHrumph I can kill you with my brain

    How great for Michelle and her new husband!
  8. peibeck

    peibeck Simply looking

    Grant is on the coaching staff at East West.
  9. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

    It's a bittersweet time------:(:)

    Were YU-na and Irina invited, I wonder?
  10. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    ^^^ I wouldn't be surprised if they got the invitations with the understanding that they wouldn't make it due to the distance involved.

    It was a nice day in the North yesterday, so Michelle didn't have to endure freezing weather in her shoulder-less dress. Can't wait for the little Kwan to make an appearance :)
  11. tarotx

    tarotx Well-Known Member

    She looked breathtaking as always. Here's to a happy life filled with love, happiness and time.
  12. Scintillation

    Scintillation New Member

    Ahhh, the friendly Michelle-Irina rivalry. I miss those days.
  13. Lacey

    Lacey Well-Known Member

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  14. FunnyBut

    FunnyBut Well-Known Member

    I am totally alternating between :swoon: and :wuzrobbed: going through all the wonderful pics and comments on this thread.

    Lol that the bridesmaids are dressed in Purple, she didn't forget FSU :lol: Worlds 2001 SOTBS plum purple , to be exact (coincidence? I think not) , it looks so refined. I wish we had a bridesmaids pic .
  15. Iceman

    Iceman Well-Known Member

    Did Michelle convert to his religion?
  16. Sasha'sSpins

    Sasha'sSpins Well-Known Member

    :rofl: :rofl:

    Thanks for the clip!

    How unfortunate a gun-toting policeman (well he's got a holstered gun anyway) almost detracts from the overall beauty of the moment! Still, Michelle looks lovely just the same.
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  17. barbk

    barbk Well-Known Member

    Gun? Where'd she hide a gun in that dress? Vera Wang must be more of an amazing designer than I thought. ;)
  18. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    I wonder how the bride and groom feel about managing to set this whole thing up in secret, and not have word get out until the actual day, and then having guests Tweeting to the world throughout the entire reception. Personally I think that's kind of rude on the guests' part.
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  19. ros01

    ros01 Member

    My guess--merely a guess--would be that by the time of the reception, they wouldn't be worrying because it's too late for media to gather. I also would guess that the guests might have asked someone if it would be OK to share some updates for fans.
  20. overedge

    overedge Janny uber

    I hope they asked, although I can't imagine that "updates" are necessary. It's not a staged photo-op or a fan event, it's a day for the bride and the groom and their loved ones.
  21. reese

    reese Well-Known Member

    I was shocked Phil Hersh scored an invite...
  22. Bostonfan

    Bostonfan Well-Known Member

    I'm not. I remember a detailed article from Hersh that included Kwan picking him up in her car and taking him courtside to a Lakers game as part of an interview. He's been a media fixture throughout her skating career. I'm sure they've formed a friendship of sorts even in those times when he was critical of her.
  23. Coco

    Coco Well-Known Member


    I wondered if they did any kind of traditional ceremony. I would LURVE to see a pic of the red dress!
  24. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

    By inviting skating reporters Phil Hersh and Christine Brennan, they MUST have had a clue. :lol: They're no dummies!
  25. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ ITA, and as someone already mentioned, the tweets were surely Kween's way of sharing her special day with her devoted fans and with her friends and family too who couldn't be in attendance. Why look for problems where they don't exist? Well, moving on...

    Thanks for the above clips from your #17 post in this thread, worldsnice12! There are probably a lot of people who became fans of figure skating because of Michelle Kwan and the fierce courage, grace and beauty she always brought to the ice. The clips you posted are poignant and they never grow old, just as memories of Michelle and her career in skating will never grow old.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZGQFLkAvdzE USFS HOF tribute montage

    I think what is less understood about Michelle is that it's not just her record-setting victories and medals, it's not her many talents as a skater or the overcoming of weaknesses and losses that make her great. It is more what Tim Goebel recently revealed, and those closest to her already know: how dedicated and disciplined Michelle is/ was and has always been no matter what she does. It is not just the separate elements of her spins, her jumps, her iconic spirals and moves in the field that have awed her most devoted fans. It is more distinctly the way she gave us her all and brought those elements together every time with singular focus, consistency, determination and majesty no matter what was happening in her personal and professional life. Above all, Michelle both on and off the ice always reaches deep within herself and touches us with who she is. She had and has the courage to express who she is with the fullness of her heart and her spirit, no matter the occasion, no matter the challenge. Whether greeted with "triumph or disaster," Michelle has "met and treated those two imposters just the same." Rudyard Kipling

    For me, that is one of the major reasons why I love and admire Michelle Kwan. She wrestled Victory out of the jaws of her Olympic defeats/ disappointments. And as her eligible skating career came to an abrupt end, she did not allow the sadness and unsettling ennui of "What do I do now?" to deter her from moving forward. She did not indulge in endless self-pity. As Alexander Graham Bell said, "When one door closes, another door opens." Because Michelle did not wallow in "looking regretfully upon the closed door," she was able to "see" and did not fear walking through new ones that opened for her. :saint:

    Ahhh, yes a winter bride. Michelle in winter, in January, the month in which she has achieved and bestowed upon her fans many of her greatest triumphs!

    Salud, Michelle Ma Belle Kween, and Clay Pell Gallant Prince!

    Michelle, Winter in Lausanne 1997 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8i-KY1nuHY (Victory in Defeat)

    Michelle, Winter Song in Korea 2009 http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppc4UPI2CVs (A Gift to Fans from Michelle and her sister Karen) Kween still beautiful, still fierce and giving all of herself, still touching us with her heart and her spirit :swoon:

    MKF fans have remained loyal and devoted to Michelle, and she has remained loyal and grateful to them. Every year around the holidays, MK posts a greeting to her fans, and this past December was no exception, even in the midst of her busy life and wedding preparations:


    The beautiful response to Michelle's Christmas greeting by RickInSanJose is so very apt (and I hope he doesn't mind my re-using the Saint Francis of Assisi quote here which he astutely feels best describes Michelle):

    All the darkness in the world cannot extinguish the light from a single candle.

    With your own special beauty, courage and grace, and now with Clay at your side, Michelle, keep lighting the way. And thanks for all the lessons I've learned through your example and for all the joy and love you have bestowed upon the world ... inspired in me, and in everyone you have so deeply touched.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n1r9u8ye8ME Fields of Gold

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  26. orbitz

    orbitz Well-Known Member

    Michelle is more or less a well-known figure, but it wasn't Brangelina or Kim Kardashian getting married by any mean. So I think it was easier for Michelle and Clay's guests to have respect and not tweet out to the world.
  27. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ IDK if it was easier, but obviously friends, family, colleagues and others who knew details of the preparations all respected Michelle and Clay re not revealing anything about the scheduled day right up to the penultimate moment. :) Then, as Anita18 and others have stated, Michelle and Clay were surely cognizant of the fact that Christine and Phil would be tweeting photos and tidbits during the ceremony and the reception, even as The Providence Journal also began reporting and providing photos online.

    Michelle, Winter in Lausanne 1997:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8i-KY1nuHY (Victory in Defeat)

    My feeling was incredible because I let myself go. I was flying ... I didn't let anything stop me. I took my chains off ... and let myself go. It felt really free. Michelle Kwan

    This young lady is still a Champion, in every sense of the word. Peggy Fleming
  28. FSfan107

    FSfan107 Well-Known Member

    Brian Boitano posted a picture of the wedding cake on Twitter! So lovely!

    My congratulations go out to Michelle and Clay! May they be happy together for the rest of their lives! :)
  29. aftershocks

    aftershocks Well-Known Member

    ^^ Thanks! A beautiful and scrumptious-looking cake. :encore:
  30. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa discriminating and persnickety ballet aficionado

    I wish Brian would have said what kind of cake it was. Looks great, kinda Vera Wangish.