Derek Fisher and Gloria Govan have said “I do” at long last.
Govan and Fisher, former NBA player and current head coach for the Los Angeles
Sparks, got married on Saturday at Cielo Farms in Malibu, California. The newlyweds
got engaged in April 2018 after dating for three years and were forced to delay their
wedding last April due to the coronavirus pandemic.
“We got engaged in 2018, and we eagerly started planning the wedding, but,
unfortunately, like many, we had to cancel our big day,” Govan, 36, tells PEOPLE.
“There were times we thought we should have a Zoom wedding instead of waiting but
quickly realized our families being a part of the big day was important and our kids,
who are just as excited as we are.”
For the big day — which was planned and designed by Kelly Patrice — Govan wore a
curve-hugging gown with lace panels and beading around the waist by Monique
Lhuillier. Karla Daniels created Govan’s chic up-do, while David Rodriguez was the
artist behind the bride’s makeup.
Bridesmaids wore dresses by Dessy Collection, while Fisher’s groomsmen looked
sharp in suits by Octavius Perry.
The venue was decked out with specialty rentals and lighting from Premiere Party
Rentals, Papillon Rentals, and Casa De Perrin, and stunning florals created by Lilla
Bello. While the custom invitations were designed and produced by Wesley Sloan Designs.
Govan’s brother Eric Govan officiated the ceremony, which took place in front of a
picturesque mountainscape with the couple standing underneath a stunning floral
For the reception, guests dined on food from Trés LA Group’s Rob Pausmith and
indulged their sweet tooths with a cake by Susie Cakes. For a caffeine boost, I Do
Coffee provided a coffee bar. Partiers sipped on four different signature cocktails,
representing the blended Fisher-Govan family. (Govan has two children from a
previous relationship, while Fisher, 46, is a dad of four.)