02/23/2009 AT 7:05 PM ET
An engagement ring on her birthday and a secret marriage on Valentine’s Day – who knew jocks could be so romantic!
Adriana Lima, a Brazilian supermodel and a Victoria’s Secret Angel, eloped with NBA star Marko Jaric on Feb. 14 in Jackson Hole, Wyo., in a small, private civil ceremony, PEOPLE confirms exclusively.
“We are so excited about our future together,” says Lima. “And we are really looking forward to a big romantic wedding this summer with all of our friends and family.”
The pair, who want their next wedding celebration in Brazil or Jaric’s native Serbia, met in 2006 and were engaged last June on Lima’s 27th birthday.
“I was not the person to fall in love easily,” Jaric, 29, who plays for the Memphis Grizzlies, told PEOPLE last March. “I am a difficult person from that standpoint. Now, it’s a little different situation.”