Ritz Carlton Hotel Dorado Beach Puerto Rico Hosts Its First Celebrity Wedding

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Duane and Amber McLaughlin's fairytale Royal wedding was the hottest event this past weekend in Puerto Rico. Celebs such as Khloe Kardashian, Maxwell, Mark Anthony, LaLa Anthony, Scottie Pippen and others were among the guest of the Royal Couple.

Newly weds Mr. & Mrs. Duane McLaughlin

“I am sorry that my grandfather is not here with us tonight, therefore I wear this uniform in his honor” said Duane.

For Duane and Amber, the dream of their Fairytale wedding came to life on Sat. April 6, 2013. Duane McLaughlin actor/musician married Lumiere De Vie skin care product founder, Amber Ridinger at the Ritz Carlton, Dorado Beach Puerto Rico. As if by magic the lush gardens of the venue were artistically transformed by celebrity designer Preston Bailey into a tented chapel and reception hall, tastefully adorned with crystals and thousands of roses, orchids, and other heavenly blooms. Over one hundred and seventy five family members and close friends were in attendance.

Well-wishers included members of Market America Shop.Com Co-operate team. A loving televised message was sent from Alicia Keys who was not able to attend. Master of Ceremony Hip Hop producer Irv Gotti kept the event on schedule. The entertainment was opened up by the talented up and coming reggae artist King Charlton followed by the legendary Maxwell and Mark Anthony who crooned love songs and salsa to the bride and groom. Mary J Blige also delivered some soulful renditions and original sounds to the lovely couple.

Pumping up the guests, Fat Joe teamed up with DJ Party Crashers. Of those guests many were celebrities who showed their love and support by embracing this beautiful day dancing into the wee hours. Some of those celebrities were Scottie and Larsa Pippen, Lala Anthony, Eva Longoria, Alejandro Sanz, Paulina Rubio, and Khloe Kardashian.

Father and mother of the bride JR and Loren Ridinger, are the founders of the Internet marketing company Market America. The groom is the son of Dawayne Brashear, founder of Edit Designs and Joy McLaughlin, author and founder of A New Dawn Elementary School. Australian Designer J Aton Couture designed the Bride’s breathtakingly stunning gown; Jacob the Jeweler of New York designed Amber’s jeweled headpiece. In commemoration to the memory of his grandfather the late Carl Maxie Brashear US Navy diver, Duane wore a white naval uniform embellished with replicas of his grandfather’s naval medals of honor. Carl Brashear was the First black US Navy Master Chief and the first amputee to be reinstated to active duty.

The couple will honeymoon in London, Paris and on the island of Jamaica.

Part 1 of Duane and Amber’s wedding video can be viewed by logging onto http://www.MeetOn.com.

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