Inside the Olympic diver Matthew Mitcham’s fairy-tale marriage with his old boyfriend in a lush European castle – and why not his entire family popped up
- Matthew Mitcham is married to his old partner Luke Rutherford in Europe
- The loving couple married in a fairytale-like ceremony in a rich European castle
- They went to social media to share images of the Belgian ceremony
- Unfortunately, not all of Mitcham’s family could attend the ceremony
Olympic gold medal winning diver Mathew Mitcham married his old friend Luke Rutherford in a fairy-tale European marriage.
Mitcham, who won gold at the 2008 Olympic Games in Beijing, shared photos of the ceremony from the Chateau de Halloy in Ciney, Belgium.
“After a continuous period of beautiful gestures, loyalty, staring admiringly and many trips to Ikea, I managed to mislead Luke to fall in love with me,” Mitcham posted on social media.
Matthew Mitcham and Luke Rutherford (pictured together) married at a “fairy-tale” ceremony in a European castle for family and friends
The couple married in the opulent Chateau de Halloy (photo) in Ciney, Belgium, but unfortunately Mitcham’s grandparents and the uncle do not explode the ceremony
‘Introduce me and eventually marry me. Now he is with me forever and ever. “
He described the ceremony as “beautiful.”
“I actually cried for the whole ceremony,” he told the Daily telegram.
Not all of Mitcham’s family were able to hold the ceremony.
His uncle was also unable to attend the wedding after he was quarantined when one of the passengers on the corona virus went on a cruise ship, the Diamond Princess.
However, his three brothers and sisters were able to participate in the wedding party, along with the two brothers and two close friends of Rutherford.
Knowing that part of Mitcham’s family couldn’t make it, Rutherford took it upon himself to plan a moving gesture for his husband.
Knowing that part of Mitcham’s family couldn’t make it, Rutherford (pictured together) planned a moving gesture for his husband and had the missing surprise videos for the family ahead of him
“Luke organized a big surprise video montage of messages from people who couldn’t make it,” Mitcham said.
Mitcham was the first openly gay athlete to win an Olympic gold medal when he played before winning the 10-meter platforming event at the 2008 Beijing Games.
The same competitions where he scored the highest Olympic score ever for a diver, 112.10.
In 2008, Mitcham (photo) became the first openly gay athlete to win a gold medal when he won the 10-meter platform dive at the Beijing Olympics