Jose Bautista wedding

Jose Bautista just got married

From flipping the bat to tying the knot, Jose Bautista knows how to entertain.

The former Blue Jays slugger married his long-time girlfriend, Neisha Croyle, this weekend during what's been described as a "lavish" wedding ceremony at The Breakers in Palm Beach, Florida.

Bautista is currently an free agent after spending the past 10 seasons playing for Toronto.

Several current and former Jays joined the MLB All-Star on Saturday to celebrate his nuptials, including Jose Reyes, Edwin Encarnacion, Devon Travis, Danny Valencia, Melky Cabrera and Marcus Stroman.

Bautista's tuxedo was custom designed by Canadian fashion designer Christopher Bates, who also outfitted all of the groomsmen.

A PR rep who works with Bautista's philanthropic foundation in Toronto confirmed to us that the groom gifted each of his groomsmen a pair of black velvet slippers from the Christopher Bates x Harry Rosen collection – the same ones he wore down the aisle himself.

The MLB star's fellow athletes had a really fun time at the wedding, based on their social media posts – as did all the guests who got photos with them.

Reyes even grabbed the mic at one point during the reception and started singing.

Stroman was prolific on Snapchat, as usual, throughout the ceremony and reception, giving us the best look at what went down during the Croyle–Bautista wedding.

The bride and groom, who have three children together, were both (understandably) quiet on their respective social media channels.

Earlier, the couple had requested no gifts on a website set up for the wedding. "But if you must," the registry page reads, "A donation to our charity, Bautista Family Education Fund, would be appreciated."

Lead photo by

Marcus Stroman


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