Bryce Harper is officially off the market.
The Washington Nationals slugger may have had a down year on the field in 2016, but the 2015 NL MVP made this year memorable when he married his longtime girlfriend Kayla Varner at the San Diego Mormon Temple.
Take a look at the hauntingly-beautiful backdrop of this wedding photo that he shared on Instagram.
That looks like it’s right out of a magazine.
Wedding photographer India Earl also shared the following shot of the newly-married duo.
That’s what happiness looks like, folks.
As you can imagine, Harper’s personality came out during the reception.
Remember that Harper is still just 24-years-old, despite the fact that we were introduced to him around a decade ago, since he was a prodigy of the game. Therefore, this is a significant life moment that’s magnified even more.
Of course a number of his teammates were invited and looked quite dapper in matching suits, but as you see, one forgot to smile. Before you look, take a guess who it was.
Of course Jayson Werth was the culprit.
After winning the 2015 MVP, Harper struggled adjusting to opposing pitchers throwing around him in 2016, giving him not much to hit in the strike zone. As a result, he uncharacteristically chased pitches out of the zone and managed a .243 average with 24 home runs and 86 RBI’s. The previous year, he hit .330 with 42 homers and 99 RBI’s.
As someone who’s rumored to command a legitimate shot at landing a record $400 million contract after his current deal is over, he’s going to have to put up MVP-type numbers again in 2017.
Until then, his offseason is off to a good start, judging from the beautiful wedding photos.
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