As Michelle Kwan – dressed in a cascading veil and a classic ivory gown – walked down the aisle on Jan. 19, the figure skater was filled with the emotion of a bride on her wedding day.
"The whole energy came from family and friends," she says of the ceremony in Providence, R.I. "People were crying. There were so many tears shed, especially from me!"
Her new husband, White House staffer and Coast Guard Lieutenant Clay Pell, was also swept up in the moment. "As she was walking into the church, I could feel her," he tells PEOPLE.
"I could feel this energy, this sense of grace and movement and comfort to me the whole time. This contentedness, whether ...