Posted December 13, 2012 by DJ Enuff in Sports

Knicks’ Amare Ties the Knot in Private Ceremony!

“Less than seven other people were there, no Knicks teammates. It was just about them, but they are planning a big bash next year for friends and family to have a great time,” a source said.

“I am so honored to be marrying by best friend,’’ the basketball star told us at the time. “I am so happy she said yes, and now we can continue to build our life together as husband and wife,” Amare said at the time of the engagement in Paris in June. nypost

Knicks’ Amare Stoudemire tied the knot with Alexis Welch in a private ceremony at their rooftop NYC apartment yesterday! They decided that 12/12/12 was the right day to start their vow, bonded together in marriage for the rest of their lives! Their kids: Amar’e Jr., Ar’e and Assata and a handful of family members were on hand for the private ceremony. The newlyweds are planning a big bash for next summer (quote above)! Stat stepped out in a Calvin Klein tux, and Welch and the kids wore traditional ethnic clothes. Stat payed homage to his newfound Jewish roots, and sported a cloak with a yamaka as a headpiece.

The couple had been dating since 2002, and Amare proposed romantically to Welch in Paris in June! He went down on bended knee, on a terrace of the luxury Le Meurice Hotel, and presented her a ring designed by jeweler Shayan Afshar (pic above).

After the wedding, the couple went on to attend the 12/12/12 Hurricane Sandy Relief Concert at MSG! Amare was manning the phones for charity, while his new wife was watching the concert! Amare wore a new Afshar wedding band, while Welch wore hers by Harry Glinberg (pic above).