Ruben Studdard's Wedding: Exclusive Photos

Ruben and Zuri share a moment after their wedding ceremony.
ESSENCE.COM Aug, 28, 2008

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Ruben and Zuri share a moment after their wedding ceremony.

2 of 9 Greg Hawkins of Studio G Photography

“My father walked me down the aisle and was talking to me the whole time,” says Zuri. “ I was just trying to look at Ruben and see his expression. It didn’t feel real until that very moment.”

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Ruben and Zuri seal the deal with a kiss.

4 of 9 Stephen Steinbach of About The Day

The wedding party wore black and white.

“It was exactly what we wanted, a celebration of family and friends,” says Ruben.

5 of 9 Greg Hawkins of Studio G Photography

Introducing Mr. And Mrs. Studdard: the bride wore a white-and-ivory Casablanca Bridal gown and more than $100,000 worth of jewelry from Sanders Jewelry in Birmingham, Alabama.

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The love birds exit Canterbury United Methodist Church in Mountain Brook, Alabama, as husband and wife.

7 of 9 Greg Hawkins of Studio G Photography

To go along with their wedding colors, the couple enjoyed a four tier white cake with black satin ribbon around the base of each layer, topped off with a Swarovski “S.”

8 of 9 Stephen Steinbach of About The Day

Ruben and Zuri get down on the dance floor in a sea of nearly 400 guests.

9 of 9 Greg Hawkins of Studio G Photography

When Ruben popped the question, Zuri thought, “Wow! I was just really happy and in shock. It was a total, complete surprise.”

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