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Elena Delle Donne and fiancee are 1st same-sex couple for ‘The Knot’ dream wedding

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The women proposed using their dogs.

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Amanda Clifton (left) and Elena Delle Donne expressed their joint support for women’s rights earlier this year.
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Openly gay WNBA player Elena Delle Donne and her fiancee, Amanda Clifton, will be the first same-sex couple featured as the Dream Wedding recipients from The Knot. Apparently the organization chooses a couple every year to receive a dream wedding (whatever that may be). That it’s two women who will be the focus of the event this year is pretty fitting.

From The Knot:

Every year, The Knot throws a seriously stunning wedding planned by top pros for a deserving couple—and this year, we're thrilled to announce that The Knot Dream Wedding couple for 2017 is Elena Delle Donne and Amanda Clifton. Elena is a WNBA basketball player for the Washington Mystics, was an Olympic gold medalist in 2016, and received the honors of WNBA MVP in 2015. Amanda is the director of the De11e Donne Academy.

Outsports named Delle Donne our 2016 Female Hero of the Year.

US Weekly has the whole rundown of how the couple proposed to one another using their two dogs.

Congratulations to the couple, and we’ll be sure to check in closer to the big date!