Cameron Diaz Marries Benji Madden

Its official! After only seven months of dating, Cameron Diaz officially tied the knot with Good Charlotte rocker Benji Madden January 5. The pair began the wedding countdown by hosting an intimate dinner at their Beverly Hills home for a small group of friends that included best pal Drew Barrymore, as well as family members Joel Madden and Nicole Richie.Madden, 35, and Diaz, 42, were also seen celebrating at Il Cielo on Saturday night at a romantic table setting with rose petals and candles, according to a source for People magazine. Cameron apparently spent Sunday night in a hotel room with her girlfriends.

The wedding took place Monday at approximately 5 p.m. at their Beverly Hills mansion and was organized by wedding planners Yifat Oren and Stefanie Cove (who have done many celeb weddings such as those of Natalie Portman and Reece Witherspoon). Cameron and Benji worked hard along with their planners to keep things private, intimate and away from the prying eyes of the paps as much as possible.
Party rental trucks and bunches of white wedding flowers began arriving Monday morning to the gated community where Diaz and Madden live. A huge tent was installed on the grounds, and there was a lot of security present.

Wild at Heart Centerpiece from Bunches Direct

Prior to the ceremony, the couple got ready in separate rooms. The bridesmaids included  Nicole Richie (Cameron’s new sister-in-law), Drew Barrymore, Cameron’s older sister Chimene Cain, and Cameron’s assistant Jesse Lutz. Al the ladies got their makeup done by Lona Vigi.

Pretty In White Bridal Bouquet from Bunches Direct

Madden and his groomsmen/brothers, Josh and Joel Madden, wore black tuxes. Apparently Madden gave his bride a special note that she received just before the vows. The bridesmaids wore black dresses and carried white bouquets. They entered the ceremony to a a Ryan Adams song.
The paparazzi managed to snap a few photos of the grounds, as well as this makeshift tent arrangement under which Cameron hid so that her dress would remain a secret. The ring bearer was Benji’s nephew Sparrow Madden, the 5-year-old son of Nicole Richie and Joel Madden, who briefly dropped the ring to the chuckles of the guests. In another small glitch the lights went out for about 10 seconds just prior to Cameron’s entrance but fortunately restored. Cameron then walked in to “Stardust” by Nat King Cole. The current scoop is that her gown had a low-cut back and lots of sparkle, but we eagerly await photos.

Nicole Richie & son Sparrow

The ceremony itself was Jewish, though neither Cameron or Benji are confirmed to be of this faith. It included the traditional breaking of glass and “mazel tov’s.” After the vows, the  couple entered a private room for time together away from guests in another Jewish wedding ritual known as Yichud.
The approximately 100 guests included fellow celebrities such as Gwyneth Paltrow, Lionel Richie, Nancy Juvonen, Judd Apatow, Samantha Ronson, Christina Applegate, Robin Antin, and Toni Collette. Following the short ceremony, guests enjoyed a cocktail hour in the backyard’s outdoor tent, which was decorated with olive trees, beeswax candles and linen tablecloths.
After Yichud, the newly married couple joined their guests outdoors in the tent for welcoming toasts. According to sources at MailOnline Cameron gave a touching toast to her new husband, saying that she’s happy she held out for Mr. Right:  ” I waited because I didn’t want to settle.”
DJ Patrick Belton got guests on the dance floor with many upbeat tunes. Live performances were made by Lionel Richie and Ryan Adams. Cameron apparently changed into a second white dress that was described as short-sleeved, floor-length, with beaded sequins. The reception was not a late-night event, with many guests appearing to exit by about 11 p.m. The remaining close family and friends departed around midnight. Cameron and Benji seem thrilled to be hitched.”We couldn’t be happier to begin our new journey together surrounded by our closest family and friends,” the couple shared with People magazine after the wedding. We can’t wait to see more wedding photos!
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