St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands
Kenny Chesney married Renee Zellweger on May 9, 2005 on the island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. The secret wedding took place on a hilltop overlooking the ocean in front of the groom’s Spanish-style retreat in the gated community of Peter Bay. The two were married four months after meeting.
Only 35 guests attended the ceremony, which was officiated by a minister. Renee walked down the aisle on the arm of her father wearing a Carolina Herrera strapless bamboo twill gown. Herrera herself didn’t know the dress was for a wedding. Renee clutched a bouquet of cream colored roses and went barefoot. Kenny wore a white button down shirt, khaki pants and his favorite black cowboy hat. The couple exchanged traditional vows in a 15-minute ceremony.
Following the nuptials, an outdoor reception was held in the garden of Chesney’s home. Guests feasted on roast beef, lobster, sushi and potato salad. The couple went back to work immediately after the wedding but took a five-day honeymoon at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas the next month.