American Gymnast and seven-time Olympic medalist Simone Biles and NFL safety Jonathan Owen recently said their vows in Cabo, Mexico, in front of 144 guests.
Simone and Jonathan first met on the dating app Raya in 2020, with the gold medalist making the first move and sliding into his DMs. Their relationship became more serious when Simone’s sister invited Jonathan to join them on a family trip to their lake house in Texas, and eventually, he proposed two years later on Valentine’s Day during golden hour at Brenner’s Steakhouse on the Bayou in Houston.
The two officially said “I do” last month in a civil ceremony at the Harris County Courthouse in Houston while preparing for their wedding in Cabo on May 6. “We had to get married ‘legally’ here in the U.S. since our wedding will be a destination wedding,” Simone explains.
“The planning process [for the larger celebration in Cabo] was so much fun in the beginning and then it started getting really stressful,” the most decorated gymnast in history adds. “So I definitely recommend a wedding planner. Carena Trampe of Amy Abbott Events kept me sane the entire time.”
As for her wedding wardrobe, the bride chose a Galia Lahav gown in a silhouette that was very different from what she originally envisioned for herself. (Vogue was also on hand to document her final dress fitting at the atelier in New York.) “I went with my gut feeling and what I felt the most beautiful in,” Simone explains. “I actually got a dress that I originally said I wouldn’t like.”
Initially, Simone was unsure about the ballgown skirt due to her small size, but when paired with a corseted bodice and a high slit it proved to be surprisingly lengthening, she explains. “I was nervous about having a ball gown because I’m so petite—but it works perfect,” Simone says. “The leg slit was very crucial. It was to add, in my head, more length to my body. I think this is exactly how brides are supposed to feel: luxurious, beautiful, kind of on top of the world.”
The bride’s jewelry was kept simple and classic, as was her beauty, with her hair and makeup on the day by Ashley Stewart Beauty and her hair install by Jazmine Johnson. Meanwhile, the bridesmaids wore champagne-color dresses from Revelry, and the groomsmen wore custom suits from Adam Ross The Suit Boss.
Simone Biles and Jonathan Owen First Wedding in America