On July 8, 2000, figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi married professional hockey player Bret Hedican. The couple first met at the opening ceremony of the 1992 winter Olympics in Albertville, France. Neither was looking for a serious relationship at the time as they were both very wrapped up in their careers as professional, world class athletes. At the time they met, Bret was a rookie player on the U.S. ice hockey team, and Kristi was just a few days away from skating her way to a gold medal.
On her wedding day eight years later, Kristi was announced as she arrived on the grounds of Hawaii’s Mauna Lani Hotel by the long, ringing blast of a conch shell. Bret and Kristi held their wedding nuptials in the chapel at the resort hotel with 300 friends and family members looking on. The Ms. Yamaguchi’s wedding was scheduled for the Hawaiian evening, just … Read More