Updated September 6, 2007 — R&B singer Usher and Tameka Raymond were married over the weekend before family members and a few celebrity friends in an elegant ceremony at Chateau Elan Winery and Resort outside of Atlanta.
The newlyweds, who were also married in a civil ceremony last month, exchanged vows again in front of 200 guests on Saturday. The bride wore a strapless satin Vera Wang gown with an empire waist and full skirt. Usher wore a black Giorgio Armani tuxedo with ivory bowtie, vest and a fragrant gardenia boutonniere. The bridesmaids were dressed in ivory chiffon gowns with black sashes and the groomsmen wore black tuxedos.
Celebrity wedding producer Diann Valentine coordinated the lavish reception which was held in a custom tent decked out in lush red tones, designed by Antony Todd. The happy couple chose “Before I Let Go” by Frankie Beverly and Maze for their first dance and also enjoyed dancing to a song the groom wrote for his bride called “Here I Stand.” Their guests danced to DJs D-Nice and Doug E. Fresh throughout the night.
The couple made headlines when they cancelled the July 28 nuptials that were scheduled to be held at the Hampton’s estate of music executive LA Reid, but the couple was married quietly a week later in Usher’s lawyer’s office in Atlanta.
Usher and Tameka are expecting their first child together in December.
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