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Justin Verlander and Kate Upton had their long-awaited wedding on Saturday in Italy

in game seven of the 2017 World Series at Dodger Stadium on November 1, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Ezra Shaw)

The Astros celebrated their first World Series title with a huge victory parade through Houston, but they did so while missing one of the most important players to their championship run -- Justin Verlander.
However, the ALCS MVP had a valid reason for missing the festivities. On Saturday afternoon, Verlander got married to longtime girlfriend Kate Upton. As it turns out, weddings at the Rosewood Castiglion Del Bosco resort in Italy are pretty swanky:

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Verlander and Upton were married in front of a small group of close friends, three days after the former AL MVP earned his first World Series ring. In just about half a week, the ace received two of the most important rings in his life. Not too shabby.
And hey, fellow standout starter Dallas Keuchel made sure that Verlander's presence was felt at the parade anyway:

That's what teammates are for.