Mariah Carey & Nick Cannon
The 6 week romance that blossomed between 39 year old Mariah Carey and 27 year old Nick Cannon, took everyone by surprised when it suddenly evolved into marriage. The private ceremony took place April 30, at Mariah’s estate, Sea Lilly, on the island of Eleuthera in the beautiful Bahamas.
Before boarding their private jet, Mariah was seen purchasing 5 bikinis that left little to the imagination. Mariah ordered her cake in New York, then, personally accompanied the cake, sitting by it on the plane. The couple hired another private jet to transport 40 family members and friends, including the rapper Da Brat, for the happy occasion. As soon as both jets arrived, Mariah and guests began popping the corks from Dom Perignon champagne right on the runway.
The beautiful estate was decorated in tropical plants. A wooden walkway had been erected leading out to the beach ceremony, while the entire home was decorated with white roses and pink bows. As guests were delivered to their hotels, Mariah and Nick were busy getting their marriage license.
The ceremony was at sunset, where the happy couple exchanged matching diamond wedding bands. Mariah had been sporting an eye popping 17 carat diamond ring that looked strangely similar to the one Nick had given Selita Ebanks last year, when they became engaged. Ebanks reps confirmed it is not the same ring, and that the Victoria Secret model, Selita, wishes them well. Mariah was dating a music executive last year, before the whirlwind romance with Nick began. A source was quoted as saying, “There is no pre-nup. There was no time to get one!”
The couple both wore white to exchange vows, with Mariah’s dress being a simple and slim cut design by Nyle Cmylo. The color was an off-white which gradually turned into a very light pink at the bottom, and was accentuated with Christian Louboutin heels. Mariah’s new tattoo was evident on her neck proclaiming, “Mrs Cannon.” Nick’s tattoo is on his back, and has, so far, remained unseen. The glowing bride followed the ceremony by saying, “We really do feel we are soul mates. I never felt a love like this was in the cards for me.” The proud groom added “She is beautiful on the outside and ten times as beautiful on the inside.” Afterwards, family and friends feasted on fresh lobster flown in on a commercial jet out of Fort Lauderdale Florida.
The couple met when Nick was asked to perform on Mariah’s latest video,”Touch my Body”, which he ended up directing. From that time forward, they were inseparable. Nick will continue to direct Mariah’s videos. In fact, the couple’s next stop is Las Vegas where Mariah and Nick will begin work on her newest video.
Mariah has made it clear that they are planning a huge wedding in New York. They plan to invite over 2,000 guests and Mariah will have more than 14 bridesmaids. As of yet, no date has been set. There have been rumors that the secret wedding was a publicity stunt in order to promote her new album being released. It has taken the last 6 months to confirm that the couple is legally and happily married and busy, but they definitely did tie the knot.