Tony Parker Marries Axelle Francine
08/03/2014 AT 11:20 AM EDT
The 32-year-old San Antonio Spurs point guard and his French journalist bride – who have been dating since 2011 – welcomed their first child, Josh, in April.
The pair kicked off the festivities with a pre-wedding reception at the Cowboy Dancehall in San Antonio on Thursday, where they were joined by close friends and family, some of whom had flown in from France for the nuptials.
"It was just a little gathering," an employee at the Cowboy Dancehall tells PEOPLE, adding that the groom sipped cocktails and danced. "He wanted to show them a Texas country good time."
But marrying the woman of his dreams was not all Parker was celebrating this weekend.
He also signed a three-year, $43.3 million contract extension with the Spurs.
"I'm very happy and I want to play for the Spurs my whole career and be a Spur for life," he told the San Antonio Express-News.
The NBA star was previously married to actress Eva Longoria for three years before they finalized their divorce in 2011.