Freedom has been a running theme throughout Mariah Carey’s musical career, from christening her 1997 album after her trademark Butterfly— a symbol of the singer emerging from the chrysalis of her former life to become both a stronger and wiser woman and performer– to titling her 2005 CD The Emancipation of Mimi. It seems only fitting that, when the time arrived to tie the knot with the man she loves, the multi-Grammy winning recording artist would pledge her devotion on Windermere Island, a small strip of land nestled next to the Bahamian island of Eleuthera, a Greek word meaning “free.”
Rumors of a romance and upcoming wedding became reality on April 30, 2008 for superstar Mariah Carey and actor Nick Cannon. Although the bride offered a clue regarding her impending “I do” when she appeared at an event wearing a platinum engagement ring from Jacob The Jeweler, adorned with a pale pink, emerald-cut 10 carat diamond embraced by 58 vivid pink diamonds which are guarded on either side a crescent-shaped diamond (totaling 17 caratsThe New York Post reports)– when the couple exchanged vows it was a private affair blessed by the presence of a few close friends, including rapper Da Brat.
While the public has yet to see images of Mariah’s wedding day, the singer’s fans can take a trip back in time to watch the chart-topper walk down the aisle in the Vera Wang creation she wore the day she wed Tommy Mottola in her 2005 video for “We Belong Together,” which features a cameo by actor Wentworth Miller: