Leann Rimes married Dean Sheremet on February 23, 2002 in Dallas, Texas. The wedding took place in front of 150 guests at Perkins Chapel on the Southern Methodist University campus.
A string ensemble played Handel’s “Air,” as Rimes walked down the aisle in an ivory Vera Wang strapless tulle gown holding a bouquet of red and white roses.
The groom waited for her at the altar in a gray Hugo Boss suit.
The couple exchanged vows in a traditional ceremony that focused on family and tradition. Photos were displayed in the church foyer in remembrance of relatives who could not attend. The bride also pinned a ring to her garter that belonged to her late grandfather.
A reception followed at the Four Seasons Resort and Club Dallas at Las Colinas, where guests dined on sushi, pasta and beef tenderloin.
Dessert was a white chocolate and strawberry wedding cake decorated with thirty-five dozen red roses, courtesy of Frosted Art.
Leann, who had been estranged from her father, Wilbur Rimes, for several years prior to her wedding day, shared a special moment with him as they danced to “Unforgettable” by Nat King Cole.
Afterwards, guests joined them on the dance floor for Frank Sinatra and Barbra Streisand classics.