Las Vegas - Washington Nationals slugger Bryce Harper and Ohio State soccer player Kayla Varner are planning two weddings for Jan. 2-3 in southern California. They will be married in a Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints ceremony on Jan. 2 and follow with a traditional wedding on Jan. 3. Harper, who turns 22 on Wednesday, spent three hours going through the measuring process at Stitched in The Cosmopolitan on Sunday. Harper and his wedding party, nicknamed “The Holy 7,” will wear brilliant Navy sharkskin Bespoke tuxedos with Cognac colored leather shoes. The bride will wear white and the bridesmaids will be in silver dresses. “He proudly said he was in charge of designing the tuxedos. He dreamed out loud and we matched that,” said Eamon Springall, founder and president of Stitched. “The Holy Seven” is a reference to Mickey Mantle’s No. 7. Harper, who favorite player was Mantle, wears 34, which adds up to seven. Harper, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2010 Major League Baseball draft, and Varner, Nevada’s high school soccer Player of the Year in 2009 and 2011, got engaged earlier this year. They both grew up in Henderson.
Didn’t know sharkskin was even a thing? Well it wasn’t until Harper decided he wanted his tuxedo made out of it and now he has people shark hunting for his wedding. I’m not even exaggerating here. It’s Harper’s world and we’re just living in it. And if you’re like “Nate, it’s just called that, sharks don’t even have skin” you’re simply an idiot. If he wants to hit a ball and put dents in the space station, he hits the the ball and puts dents in the space station. If he wants tuxedos made out of sharkskin and underwear made out of leopard spots, he’ll have both by morning. Naming his wedding party “The Holy 7″ because if Harper wants to name his wedding party, you try to stop him. Try to hate him, but he just outdoes himself and makes you r3spec4 him more.