Carrie walked down the aisle at the Ritz-Carlton Reynolds Plantation resort in Georgia wearing a gorgeous Monique Lhuillier gown with Chantilly lace and silk organza. “I felt like a princess,” she told the magazine. Her hubby-to-be’s wedding gift didn’t hurt on that end — he gifted her a silver tiara (that contained more than 40 carats of diamonds… wowza!) to wear during the ceremony.
When his lovely bride finally walked down the aisle, Mike said she “looked stunning. I was thanking God for her, for that moment. It’s something I’ll never forget.” One thing else that probably looked stunning: the newlyweds’ wedding bands. According to People, the same designer who made Carrie’s engagement rock, Johnathon Arndt, also designed the new set of rings.
Once the ceremony was over, Carrie changed out of her hard-to-maneuver “girly, dainty” gown into another Monique Lhuillier dress, this time a strapless shorter number, for the reception. “I wanted to get my boogie on, so I had to change,” she said.
The reception hall was decked out in all pink, with “flower balls and ribbon and sparkles” all around the hotel ballroom. “Everybody was dancing and acting the fool,” Carrie said of her 250 guests.
While she never admitted to actually spilling any tears, Carrie said she came close many times on her big day. “My sister told me if I feel like tearing up, say the Pledge of Allegiance. I must have said it 20 times that night!”
What do you think of Carrie’s wedding décor? Would you have liked to attend?