The Scoop on Paulina's Wedding
Paulina Rubio and Nicolás Colate Vallejo-Nágera were married in a religious ceremony in the San Francisco de Asís chapel, located on top of a hill in the Xcaret ecological park in the Caribbean region of Mexico.
“Viva Mexico and Spain,” Pau, 35, yelled out, planting several kisses on the groom, – who was wearing a grey suit with a white flower on the lapel –, while the happy husband shared that he was so moved when he first saw his now wife dressed as a bride, he almost fainted, according to EFE news agency reports.
Amidst the bliss, the Mexican star had a chance to joke around with photographers when they asked for the ubiquitous kiss. The new Mrs. Vallejo asked them jokingly: “French kiss or not?” During the brief encounter with the press outside the church, the bride said she would like to have “three or four spoiled blondies children.”
Aboutthe injury she sustained Sunday night while dancing on top of an acrylic table, the blonde singer said she was fine, and that she'd only had 10 stitches.
“I'm a strong woman,” she added, pointing out that she couldn't spend any more time with the press because she had to take care of her many guests, among them singers Alejandro Sanz, Juan Gabriel and Marco Antonio Solís El Buki.
THE DRESS AND THE GUESTS
Spanish designer Rosa Clará, who created several gowns worn by the Mexican bride for the event, said that the one the singer of “Ni una Sola Palabra” had on when she spoke to the press was ” done in natural silk muslin with a strapless cut, a draped bodice and an Italian crystal broach covered in the same material as the gown.”
Clará also said that the lightweight skirt was made of layered silk muslin, and so was the veil.
Among those invited to the party, – which according to EFE estimates reached some 200 –, were Patricia Manterota, singer Coti, El Gordo y la Flaca host Raúl de Molina, former boxer Jorge Kahwagi and Mexicans Michelle Salas and Genoveva Casanova.
Also present during the celebration were Ana Cristina Fox, the daughter of former Mexican president Vicente Fox, and Ana Aznar, a descendent of former Spanish president José María Aznar.
The festivities surrounding what is being called the wedding of the year started last Saturday during a relaxed luncheon at Playa del Carmen, in front of one of the luxury hotels along the coast of Mexico, according to a magazine from that country.
Some 700 guest dressed in Mexican-inspired attire sat on white cushions on the sand to enjoy appetizers and music typical of the Aztec country.
Colate's mother, Sabine, who was the nuptial's maid of honor, said on her way to the beach that the couple “was thrilled” and that Paulina is “wonderful.” Meanwhile, the father of the bride and best man, Enrique Rubio, said his son-in-law “is an honorable and respectful young man, I like him,” adding that the couple “is very excited and wants to have children.”