Robert Griffin III, 23-year-old superstar quarterback of the NFL's Washington Redskins tied the knot with his long-time girlfriend Rebecca Liddicoat on Saturday.
The wedding ceremony took place in Griffin's hometown of Copperas Cove, Tex. at the Christian House of Prayer. There were 10 members in the couple's wedding party, including Griffin's father who was his best man, the Washington Post reports. The reception was held at the Denver Four Seasons where guests of all ages and background celebrated the couple's commitment for more than six hours.
"The best of America, that's how I felt," boxing promoter Rock Newman, a friend of the Griffin family, explained to the Post. "I just saw people, all ages, all ethnicities, all colors - white, black, Hispanic, Asian - really just enjoying each other. And I marveled at it. I just was filled with a sense of pride and optimism - optimism, man - because we live in fractured world. And that sense of any kind of division was not there."
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Many of Griffin's Redskins buddies were also in attendance, including team owner Daniel Snyder and his wife, Tanya, to Coach Mike Shanahan. Griffin's teammates also partied the night away with the new couple, including quarterbacks (Kirk Cousins, Rex Grossman), wide receivers (Santana Moss, Pierre Garcon, Joshua Morgan), running backs (Alfred Morris, Eric Kettani), offensive linemen (Chris Chester, Tyler Polumbus, Kory Lichtensteiger), and defenders (DeAngelo Hall, London Fletcher, Stephen Bowen, Richard Crawford and others), the Post reports.
Newman left the wedding filled with "warm and fuzzy" feelings, according to the Post. The couple was engaged since 2010, and Griffin was as happy a man could be during the joyous occasion.
"I don't want to be melodramatic, but it was really, really beautiful," Newman told Post. "Just the assured, confident love that they expressed for each other was so admirable, just so real, so authentic. It was all good."