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Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union send out ‘Save the Date’ video to wedding guests

On Aug. 30, a multitude of A-listers, NBA stars and other assorted folks culled from the ranks of the beautiful people that have been whittled down to a select few will descend upon Miami to attend the nuptials of Heat star Dwyane Wade and his soon-to-be blushing bride, Gabrielle Union.

As is often the case with weddings joining members of the upper crust, things are being done a bit differently for the Wade-Union, uh, union. Things are kicked up a notch and treated with meticulous attention and care, sparing no expense, seemingly down to every last detail.

This includes the “Save the Date” notifications sent out to the the esteemed few who have been invited to the wedding and reception gala that will follow.

Wade and Union sent out some pretty clever videos as “Save the Date” reminders. Obtained by TMZ, the video features scenes from Wade’s well-orchestrated proposal to Union, which featured the Heat superstar’s sons holding up signs that conveyed a “WILL YOU MARRY US?” request before Wade himself got down on bended knee in front of his special lady and formally asked for her hand in marriage.

All in all, a well-done and inspired way to remind people of the impending nuptials.

Of course, the video follows the formal invitations wedding guests previously received requesting their presence at the celebration of the couple’s plunge into holy matrimony.

wade-union-wedding-inviteAs indicated above, guests should be ready to put on their dancing shoes for a “THROW DOWN.”

Other than that, few details could be gleaned from the invitations — which were made out of wood (paper is so played) — save for the date the wedding will occur and that guests will be transported from a Miami hotel to the super-secret location.

An additional note included in the invites obtained by TMZ explicitly places certain restrictions on how guests are expected to conduct themselves at the wedding and reception, and those conditions specifically instruct guests that phones and cameras are prohibited for the purposes of, as the note reads,  the comfort of our guests and to protect our privacy.”

Seems fair enough. If anybody is going to be pulling off selfies and photobombs at the Wade-Union wedding, it should be the guests of honor. Not that blasted Chris Bosh.

LeBron James is still invited, though, right? Of course he is, but it’s safe to say that Wade would have preferred King James to have been in attendance as a close friend AND teammate, not just a close friend. But there you go.