Entire St Lucia resort rented by Matt Damon for renewal of wedding vows
CASTRIES, St Lucia, Thursday April 19, 2013 – American actor Matt Damon and Argentina-born Luciana Barrosso chose St Lucia as the location for saying “I do” for the second time in less than eight years.
According to Us Weekly, the parents of four, who first exchanged vows in December 2005, renewed their lifelong commitment to each other on April 13 in a Caribbean-style ceremony.
The actor is said to have rented the entire Sugar Beach Resort for the three-day celebration, picking up a tab in the mid-six figures vicinity for the privacy it afforded.
Late-night talk show host Jimmy Kimmel officiated at the romantic sunset ceremony and was accompanied by his fiancee Molly McNearney. The couple was among some 50 guests at the intimate celebration.
Celebrities in attendance reportedly included Damon's longtime friend Ben Affleck and his wife Jennifer Garner; Chelsea Clinton and her husband Marc Mezvinsky; Stanley Tucci and his wife Felicity; fashion designer Naeem Kahn and his wife Ranjana, and director Gus Van Sant.
Also arriving via private jet were Chris Hemsworth and his wife Elsa Pataky, actor Chris Messina and his wife Jennifer Todd, Emily Blunt and John Krasinski, according to an Us Weekly source.
The “Behind the Candelabra” star and his wife were reported to have renewed their vows at sundown in a 15-minute ceremony witnessed by friends and family including their daughters: Isabella, 6, Gia, 4, Stella, 2, and Alexia, Barrosso’s daughter from a previous marriage.
The girls were reportedly attired in light-coloured dresses to match their mother’s cream gown, which featured a sequined belt at the waist. The actor wore a tan-coloured suit teamed with flip-flops to maintain the island theme.
The guests are also said to have worn lightweight, pastel coloured clothing in keeping with the Caribbean ambience.
Following the brief service, the celebration continued with a cocktail reception and a tropical-style dinner on the beach.
The 42-year-old actor and his 36-year-old wife are said to have begun preparations for the ceremony several months ago with wedding planner Bryan Rafanelli.
The couple originally wed in a private civil ceremony and reportedly wanted to celebrate their union with family and friends. Click here to receive free news bulletins via email from Caribbean360. (View sample)