Matt LeBlanc married Melissa McKnight on May 3, 2003 on the Hawaiian island of Kauai. The 75 guests that attended the sunset ceremony included Jennifer Aniston, Courteney Cox and Lisa Kudrow.
The wedding took place at a private estate overlooking Anini Beach. As guests arrived, they were greeted with purple and white orchid leis. Matt walked down the aisle accompanied by Melissa’s 12-year-old son, Tyler. Both wore black suits with double ginger leis.
Melissa arrived in a limousine with her eight-year-old daughter, Jacquelyn, who was dressed to match her mother. They wore white off-the-rack slip dresses with chiffon overlay. The bride carried a red bouquet wrapped in white ribbon and met her groom halfway down a gardenia-lined bridal path. They walked the remaining steps to the altar together.
The 25-minute, non-denominational ceremony was officiated by minister Kelvin Ho and included personal vows. After being pronounced husband and wife, guests showered the newlyweds with petals.
Following the vows, guests retreated to a nearby tent for a Hawaiian-themed reception, complete with island music, hula dancers and Samoan fire dancers. Dinner included appetizers of jumbo shrimp, Thai summer rolls and oysters on the half shell, followed by a main course of Mahi Mahi and filet mignon. For dessert, guests enjoyed tropical fruit terrine in maple sugar bowls, plus a four-tier, passion fruit-filled, white wedding cake topped with cream cheese icing and live orchids from Suzi’s Date Bar.