The couple, who had only been dating for six weeks, tied the knot in a sunset ceremony at Mariah's Caribbean home last month. "Mariah had planned an incredibly lavish do - with white doves, a pink carpet, thousands of orchids and a huge wedding breakfast banquet," the Mirror quoted a source, as saying. "She'd also booked the Oak Room at the Plaza Hotel, where Catherine Zeta-Jones and Michael Douglas held their nuptials. That wouldn't have come cheap - and she'd have to pay exorbitant cancellation fees.
"Everything down to the song choice - she wanted to perform and dedicate a number to Nick - had been arranged. "Nick loves Mariah for who she is and doesn't give a toss about showbiz antics. He wanted them to get married as soon as possible, with no fuss," the source added.
In order to keep her marriage plans secret, American pop singer Mariah Carey had told pals that wedding with rapper beau Nick Cannon was just a video shoot. The 38-year-old singer convinced everyone the couple were just shooting extra scenes for the video Bye Bye, when they went off to her Windermere home with just four pals.
"We only told people who had to know... If we brought a million people with us, it would've been obvious we weren't shooting a video," Contactmusic quoted Carey as telling People. "Only about four people knew we were going down there to get married," she added. The couple also took with them boxes of Maine lobster and cases of Dom Perignon champagne over to the island, with Carey reportedly picking up the wedding cake herself. Carey and Cannon exchanged vows on 30 April (08).