The title of her 2007 album may have been Una Rosa Blu (A Blue Rose), but on the evening of December 17, 2009 more than 30 thousand pale blue botanical beauties decorated the interior of Monterrey’s Metropolitan Cathedral to commemorate a love in full bloom– that of Latin pop icon Gloria Trevi and Armando Gomez.
Over the course of her singing career Trevi’s fans have celebrated her triumphs and stood by her in darker times, and in gratitude the entertainer dubbed the Mexican Madonna shared the joy of her special day not only with those who gathered outside the house of worship, but with fans at home through a live televised broadcast. Cameras captured every moment, starting with the bride’s arrival in a Rolls Royce, Univision reported.
Illuminated by photographers’ flashbulbs and production lights, well wishers caught a glimpse of the bride as she emerged from the vehicle in a Gustavo Mata creation more than three months in the making. The crowd applauded their approval of the off-the-shoulder design, which featured sleeves of illusion and lace, a form-fitting bodice, a ballgown skirt and more than seven thousand Swarovski crystals– their sparkle matched only by the gleam in the bride’s eyes as she walked toward the cathedral’s entrance.
Looking regal in a diamond diadem, the bride walked past the friends and family members who stood in her honor, including Ana Barbara and her husband El Pirru, Vicente Fernandez Jr. and Carmen Salinas, as she followed a path lined with floral arrangements which led to the altar where the man who had vowed his love in a civil ceremony the year before waited to pledge his love once again in a religious blessing of their union.
Beneath the glow of crystal chandeliers, the couple were united in matrimony. Before leaving to celebrate with guests at the Museum of Contemporary Art, the newly pronounced husband and wife knelt before the Virgin of Guadalupe, the bride placing two bouquets before her portrait as the reverential refrain of “Ave Maria,” as sung by Edith Marquez, echoed inside the cathedral.
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