Bret Hedican married Kristi Yamaguchi on July 8, 2000 at the Mauna Lani Resort on Hawaii’s Big Island. The couple exchanged vows in a sunset ceremony in front of 300 guests, including ice skaters Peggy Fleming, Scott Hamilton and Brian Boitano. The bride wore a hand-painted silk Vera Wang gown and diamond tiara by Fred Leighton.
A reception followed the ceremony. Guests dined on peppered beef, Hawaiian snapper, and a strawberry and cream wedding cake for dessert.
San Francisco pop band Pride & Joy performed dance classics, and at one point, the groom serenaded his bride with Bob Dylan’s “Make You Feel My Love.”