Almost two years after announcing her engagement to former ice hockey player Sean Avery, fashion model Hilary Rhoda has tied the knot. The raven-haired beauty channelled the modern bride to perfection at her wedding on Saturday, shunning tradition and opting for a green, black and white gown.
Hilary, who was ranked the fourth highest-paid model of 2014, wore a column dress designed by Carolina Herrera. The striking gown featured a plunging neckline, thick black collar and emerald green panels, which Hilary contrasted with a sheer veil.
The bride swept her brunette tresses into a neat bun, giving full attention to her glittering 14.7 carat diamond Chopard earrings.
Hilary Rhoda wore a very modern column gown that featured emerald green detailing
Hilary's bridesmaids, who she called her "sassy ladies" in one Instagram post, looked just as sleek in black column dresses.
The bride and groom said "I do" in front of their family and friends, in the grounds of the Parrish Art Museum on Long Island. During the sunset ceremony, Hilary, 28, and Sean, 35, exchanged vows in what looked to be a particularly touching moment.
The model's bridesmaids looked just as slick in black silk dresses
"Laughed & cried tears of joy at the same time, what a special night," wrote the model on Instagram.
Taking their first steps as husband and wife, Hilary and Sean were also pictured walking down the aisle hand-in-hand, with the bride holding up a peace sign to the congregation.
Hilary, 28, married Sean Avery, 35, during a sunset ceremony on Long Island
The lovebirds, who are both fitness and sports buffs, first met in 2009 at a bar that retired athlete Sean had opened. The pair started dating and spent the summer together.
"We clicked and had fun that summer," Hilary told Hamptons magazine. "Sean was in hockey off-season, so I had time to get to know him. I liked his funny, dry sense of humour and his spontaneity. He was always up for a new adventure."
"I liked his funny, dry sense of humour and his spontaneity," the bride has said of her groom
"Hilary has a large heart and is the most caring, trustworthy and loyal person," said Sean. "And right up there is her amazing work ethic. I admire that."
The pair announced their engagement in November 2013, after dating on-off for a few years.