Celebrity Weddings

Amber Brkich and Rob Mariano Wedding


Paradise Island, Bahamas

Amber Brkich and Rob Mariano were married April 16, 2005 at the Atlantis Resort on Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The 230 guests received “message in a bottle” invitations, created by RSVP Ink in Amber’s hometown in Pennsylvania.

The televised wedding was coordinated by Colin Cowie and had a beach chic theme, with wet and dry sand and more than 100,000 seashells.

Amber wore a silk chiffon and tulle dress by Arlett Kronk, with a back clasp made from a pin belonging to her grandmother.

Her eight bridesmaids wore floor length turquoise gowns by Teri Jon.

Rob wore a cream colored suit by Tommy Bahama. His 10 groomsmen wore linen shirts, olive colored pants and Tommy Bahama sandals.

The couple exchanged self-written vows in a non-denominational ceremony officiated by minister JP Reynolds. They were married under a canopy of seashells. At the conclusion of the ceremony, a Bebe Winans-led gospel choir sang “Oh Happy Day,” while carrying tiki torches across the beach.

Following the vows, a reception was held poolside. Lanterns and fabric were strung from palm trees to create a sailboat effect, and each table was covered with turquoise tablecloths and centerpieces of seashells, sand and candles.

As a surprise to the couple, Chris Botti played “When I Fall in Love” on the trumpet for their first dance.

Afterward, dinner was served family-style and included lobster and shrimp.

Dessert was a five-tier tiramisu wedding cake with pearls made of white chocolate.

Later in the evening, a fireworks display lit up the sky before the couple retired to their $25,000-a-night suite at the Atlantis Resort.

They spent a few extra days in the Bahamas before leaving on their honeymoon at the One & Only Palmilla in Cabo San Lucas.

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