This story was written by Stephanie Petit and originally appeared on People.com.
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander were double booked for two of the biggest events of their lives.
During the newlyweds’ recent appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the couple shared that they had a gorgeous wedding in Italy surrounded by their friends and family.
The only problem? They weren’t there.
“There’s only one thing that could throw a huge wrench in our plans,” the Houston Astros pitcher, 34, explained. “It’s not the World Series — it’s going to game seven of the World Series.”
Without missing a beat, Kate quipped, “Guess where we went?”
While the 25-year-old Sports Illustrated model cheered on Justin in game seven, their wedding guests enjoyed a planned event abroad.
“Everybody’s in Italy, everyone’s at the venue,” she said. “We had an event that night and everyone’s texting us like, ‘Your wedding’s so pretty, wish you were here.’ ”
“We got taken around our wedding via Facetime,” Justin said with a laugh.
Luckily, it was all worth it — the Astros pulled out a win to take the series.
The couple celebrated their nuptials with an intimate ceremony in Tuscany days later.
Kate couldn’t help but share the excitement of becoming Mrs. Verlander with her fans on Instagram a few days after the ceremony. “I feel so lucky that I got to marry my best friend!! @justinverlander Thank you to our family and friends for making this weekend so fun and magical!” Upton captioned a photo of the couple walking down the aisle.
Justin proposed to Upton with a custom-designed engagement ring created by jeweler Anita Ko right before the baseball season kicked off in 2016, but the couple didn’t reveal the news to the public until she accessorized her metallic Topshop gown with the one-of-a-kind sparkler in May at the 2016 Met Gala.
“I’m really excited, he asked me right before season started so we’ve been keeping it on the down low for quite a while,” she told E! News at the time. “So I’m excited to finally be able to share it with the world!”
On Saturday, the love birds headed out on the town in New York City to HBO’s Night of Too Many Stars, a comedy event that helps raise money for autism programs.
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