Matthew McConaughey and Camila Alves were married over the weekend on their Texas property, and the event was a three-day party! The theme of the wedding was “island beach meets Texas” with yellow and orange colors.
For their big day, Matthew and Camila set up a high-end campground for wedding guests, which included air conditioned tents, gourmet goodies and lots of entertainment.
A-list attendees included Woody Harrelson, Reese Witherspoon, Jim Toth, John Cougar Mellencamp and Meg Ryan. During the emotionally-charged ceremony, Mellencamp sang a song for the bride and groom based on a bible verse. “He made it into a melody,” a witness says.
After sharing a long, passionate kiss with his new bride, McConaughey thanked everyone for coming — officially kicking off the post-wedding celebration. Guests moved into a massive party tent for the reception, where they noshed on rotisserie-style Brazilian meats and danced to a live band playing American pop and Brazilian rock hits. McConaughey and Alves skipped the wedding cake — instead offering their partygoers a variety of desserts — as well as the traditional first dance.
But the couple still boogied the night away. When they were dancing, “You could definitely tell [Matthew] was in love,” an eyewitness says, adding that “It was a great night for everyone.” So great, in fact, that some of the attendees kept the party going all night — and well into the next day. By Sunday afternoon, “some haven’t even gone to bed yet!” one insider tells Us.
The rest of the day Sunday, guests not too tuckered out from the revelry were treated to food prepared by celeb chef Guy Fieri. On the menu? “Crawfish, brisket and fried okra,” a source raves of the hearty Southern menu.
One of the weekend’s most meaningful moments occurred during the couple’s sweet vow exchange. Instead of reading pre-written vows aloud to one another, McConaughey and Alves whispered them into each other’s ears. “No one knows what they said, but you could tell it was emotional because she was teary-eyed,” a pal tells Us. “Matthew loves her, there’s no doubt about that.”
McConaughey and Alves got engaged over the holidays. The couple have two children together, 2-year-old daughter Vida and almost 4-year-old son Levi, and began dating back in 2006.
Source, Photo: Fame/Flynet
Posted Monday, June 11th, 2012 at 7:07am
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