Swiss media outlet Schweizer Fernsehen grabbed the Roger Federer wedding photos from Schweizer Illustrierte magazine and put them together in this handy slide show for us. (I suggest you FULL SCREEN the video above so you can see it better.)
Here’s the scoop from the SF website I translated for you, click here for the original):
Stylish and elegant, tennis ace Roger Federer and Mirka Vavrinec were married at Easter at the registry office in Basle. The first pictures of the wedding of the year show the couple in love and intimacy. And: The Federer-baby is a boy.
Mirka wore an enchanted empire dress by Oscar de la Renta to cleverly hide her baby bump, as shown in the exclusive pictures in “Schweizer Illustrierte.“
The dress was tuned perfectly to her wedding ring which her goldsmith father made. Roger wore a classic three-piece suit by Tom Ford.
There were 39 guests at the wedding party, held at the Villa Wenkenhof in Riehen (click here to see it) and there was a very Swiss dish on the menu - Zurich Gschnetzeltes (a hearty stew). The wedding party celebrated until after midnight.
“Schweizer Illustrierte” betrayed another secret of the Federer couple: Roger and Mirka’s baby is a boy. The due date is in August. (We knew that already, right fans!?)
Fee goes to Foundation
“Schweizer Illustrierte” is the first magazine that published photos of the wedding. “We’ve had for many years, a trusting relationship with the 13-time Grand Slam winner and his family,” writes SI Nik Niethammer, editor-in-chief of the current issue.
The fee for the pictures was paid to the Roger Federer Foundation at the request of the bride and groom. This supports athletically talented, but financially poor children. In Africa, the foundation also supports projects of local relief organizations.
The photographers weren’t allowed into the actual ceremony or wedding party itself, and with neither Justin Gimelstob nor TMZ around, I don’t think we’re going to ever see photos of those moments. Privacy is the ultimate luxury when you’re a superstar!
Photo scans credit: Mrs.B from Men’s Tennis Forum + Schweizer illustrierte