On a smoldering July afternoon, superstar singer Whitney Houston and pop-soul star Bobby Brown exchanged wedding vows in a private ceremony on Houston's posh New Jersey estate.
Witnessed by a small gathering of family and close friends, including dozens of celebrities and entertainment tycoons, the talented stars were pronounced husband and wife in a romantic garden gazebo adorned with 8,000 roses and hundreds of orchids, all in lavender and purple, the Grammy Award-winning bride's favorite colors.
Throughout the ceremony, the maid of honor, Robyn Crawford, had to blot tears from the bride's eyes and cheeks.
Diane Johnson, who has been designing Houston's stage and personal wardrobes for years, co-designed the bridal gown with Marc Bouwer.
Radiant in a form-fitting beaded, Lyon lace gown with a four-foot train and a beaded headpiece with floor-length beaded tulle, a teary-eyed Houston was escorted down the carpeted aisle--which led from a rear entrance of her million home--by her father, John Houston, as a string orchestra played Mendelssohn's wedding march. Marvin Winans, a member of the popular gospel singing family, officiated at the 35-minute, double-ring ceremony.
Be Be Winans sang "Enough Said," a song he composed especially for the couple a few days before the wedding.
"Whitney wanted to keep it a very simple design," says Johnson, who runs a boutique in East Orange, N. "The Lyon lace, imported from France, is the finest lace in the world.
The lace made the dress." In addition, Johnson designed the groom's white double-breasted silk tuxedo and the bridesmaids' purple silk floor-length gowns with trains.
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