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Elin Nordegren and Tiger Woods Wedding


St. James, Barbados

Elin Nordegren married Tiger Woods on October 5, 2004 in St. James, Barbados. The sunset ceremony was held on the beach at Sandy Lane Resort in front of 120 guests, including Oprah Winfrey, Michael Jordan and Bill Gates.

(See a photo of Elin’s engagement ring.)

The vows took place under a pagoda decorated with 10,000 black magic roses imported for the occasion. The bride wore an off-white sleeveless scoop neck gown. The groom wore a beige suit. The vows were officiated by a local Anglican priest, as the couple stood on a wooden dais custom-made for their wedding.

Following the ceremony, a reception was held in the resort’s banquet room, where guests toasted with champagne and dined on caviar and blackened Scottish salmon. A Barbadian steel pianist entertained the crowd during dinner and was followed by a performance by Hootie & The Blowfish.

At the conclusion of the night, there was a fireworks show.

The groom rented out the entire hotel for the week, as well as the island’s sole helicopter charter company, to ensure privacy. The wedding was rumored to have cost $1.5 million.

If you missed it, be sure to check out Elin’s engagement ring.

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  • Why did he marry such a stunningly beautiful loving woman when he was not at all committed to marriage? He destroyed her psyche with his cruelty. I hope he burns in hell for all eternity for what he has done.

  • Tiger Woods, though he was terribly wrong to do what he did, is not a monster. There is a golf pro who had a child with a woman long before marrying her. Tiger Woods did not do that to Elin. They were married first and had their first child years later. And there were, sadly,quite a few golf pros who cheated on their wives and divorced because of it long before Tiger did. Some of them were playing golf before Tiger was born. Who were TIGER’S role models? Quite a few of them were apparently not very good ones. Sadly, Tiger’s beautiful, blonde girlfriend from high school said that Tiger, at one point, started calling her and crying — because his father was cheating on his mother. Shaking my head. Again, what Tiger did was wrong, but it may not have occurred if he’d had decent men ( in that area) to emulate. Greg Norman (former golf #1) didn’t even stay married to Chris Evert (tennis great) for two years! Tiger and Elin lasted 5 or more at least!

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