Actor and hip-hop artist LL Cool J took on a new role as father of the bride as his daughter, Italia Smith, got married just a day before Father’s Day. Friends and family gathered together to witness the iconic rapper walk his beautiful daughter down the aisle.
Here Comes The Bride:
What a beautiful wedding! On Saturday, Italia Smith, the oldest daughter of LL Cool J and his wife Simone Smith married Lamar Cardinez in a lavish, star-studded wedding at the Sparkling Pointe Vineyards and Winery in Long Island, New York. The gorgeous twinkle lights spanning the entire setting, created an angelic atmosphere with white astro turf, white chairs, and white flowers along with a delicious unfrosted wedding cake.
Dressed in a Marie Antoinette inspired dress, the entire Smith family was there along with celebrities such as Mary J. Blige, Niecy Nash, Cookie Johnson, Vanessa Bell Calloway, and Monica. Celebrity couple, Bill Bellamy with his wife Kristen, attended the wedding as well. The day before Italia’s wedding, they celebrated their 16th wedding anniversary. Kristen Bellamy took to Instagram to congratulate the new couple.
Life is amazing! Just as we were celebrating our #16thanniversary these beautiful young #lovebirds❤️ were ushering in a brand new life together. I love you Tali and feel so honored you and Lamar shared your love with us. Looking forward to watching your love grow. Congrats @mr.cardinez @italiaanita #tlc061717
Described as the wedding of the year, with a room filled with 300 guests plus, singer Monica Brown sang her heart out as Italia walked down the aisle. There wasn’t a dry eye in the place and even the groom shed a few tears at the sight of his beautiful wife. Giving the newlyweds wedding advice, Monica urged them to “cross oceans for one another” as she sang her classic love ballad, For You I Will.
In a beautiful strapless lace ball gown for the wedding, Italia changed her dress for the reception and slipped into something more comfortable by rocking a pair of bedazzled sneaker wedges as she prepared to dance the night away with her new husband. Not only did Italia rock a pair of blinged out wedges, but she rocked a shiny new grill along with the entire Smith family who posed for pictures. The mother-of-the-bride shared some special moments from her daughter’s New York wedding.
Italia and her new husband, Lamar Cardinez have been preparing for their big day since their engagement in November 2015. Since then the bride has been showered with nothing but love from her mother, sisters and famous friends with bridal and bachelorette parties. Congrats to the new couple!
Check Out Some More Photos Of Italia And Lamar’s Wedding:
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