Wimbledon champion Novak Djokovic married his pregnant childhood sweetheart Jelena Ristic, last week, in the grounds of Montenegro’s Aman Sveti Stefan – and the nuptials were photographed by Hello! Magazine.
Jelena who is expecting the couple’s first child – wore a gown by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen, the designer of the Duchess Of Cambridge’s wedding dress.
Novak told Hello!: “Seeing her for the first time in her wedding dress, smiling and walking towards me – she looked like an angel. I was trying to be present in that moment and memorise it. I was focused on her, and her smile and our baby. It really was a perfect moment.”
Jelena said: “I was very nervous and everything seemed a blur. I was seeing him through tears and immediately started crying when I saw him. I was just so happy and probably being pregnant makes it quite difficult to control the emotions. I am so blessed to have him in my life. I couldn’t ask for a better partner than him. The wedding was everything we hoped it would be. Our family and closest friends united in a beautiful setting in celebration of our love. It was truly emotional and unforgettable for us.”
The couple married four days after Novak beat Federer in the Wimbledon final and dedicated his five-set victory to his fiancee and ‘our future baby’.
The tennis star told the magazine that marrying in the wake of his win made it even more special “I am marrying the woman I love and there is no better feeling than that. To win Wimbledon and to now be preparing for fatherhood – I couldn’t ask for more.”
Congratulations to Novak and Jelena xxx