Jul 11, 2010
MTV host LaLa Vazquez, 30, and Denver Nuggets star Carmelo Anthony, 26, exchanged wedding vows, after a 5 year engagement, on Saturday night at Manhattan’s famed Cipriani restaurant. The couple’s 3-year-old son Kiyan Anthony served as the ring bearer.
The bride wore a Vera Wang gown and carried red Ecuadorian roses. The red-themed affair included thousands of red roses hanging from the high ceiling. Following the ceremony, the newlyweds joined their guests for cocktails and a sit-down dinner and dancing to a live band. A five-tiered white wedding cake was decorated with red roses.
Even the invitation that was sent to the 320 guests carried a theme of red and gold, decorated with Swarovski crystals. It was delivered in a black box featuring their initials.
LaLa’s engagement ring is an 8-carat cushion-cut diamond. The matching wedding rings are 2-1/2-carat bands that were created by her jeweler, XIV Karat designer Ron Rosenblum.
The nuptials were filmed for the couple’s upcoming VH1 reality show, and was orchestrated by event planner Mindy Weiss.
Among the celebrity guests were Spike Lee, Ludacris, Kelly Rowland, Khloe Kardashian, Lamar Odom, Kim Kardashian, Ciara, Linda Gastineau, Brittny Gastineau, Justin Timberlake, Trina, LeBron James and Serena Williams.