Mario Lopez and Broadway dancer Courtney Mazza tied the knot in an extravagant ceremony on Saturday Dec. 1! Mario, 39, and Courtney celebrated their nuptials at close pal Joe Francis’ gorgeous Casa Aramara villa in Punta Mita, Mexico, surrounded by family and friends!
Mario and Courtney kicked off their weekend with a pre-wedding party on Nov. 30. “The theme was a ‘white party’ with everyone being asked to dress in casual, white beach attire,” a source told In Touch. “There were cocktails, a taco bar with beef, chicken and seafood tacos, a fresh fruit bar and a Tequila bar — with Tequila from all over Mexico. A mariachi band and DJ supplied the music as bonfires burned on the beach.”
The happy couple exchanged vows in front of a Catholic priest at 5PM ET.
“Mario and Courtney wanted to say their vows before sunset so everyone could start partying as the sun went down,” another source told the magazine. “There will be nighttime fireworks on the beach [after the ceremony]!”
The 150-200 guests, including bridesmaid Eva Longoria, dined on everything from fish and chicken to vegetable lasagna and other pasta dishes. The cake is a mixture of both Mario and Courtney’s tastes! “Courtney wanted a chocolate cake and he longed for red velvet layers, but the two finally agreed on alternating layers of chocolate and red velvet, with a creamy vanilla frosting.”
The couple’s 2-year-old daughter Gia serves as the flower girl.
Unfortunately, a honeymoon will be put on hold. ”Mario is too busy working so they are planning for one sometime down the line, but it’s not planned yet,” the source concludes.
And don’t feel jealous that you weren’t invited — the ceremony will air on TV in a two-hour wedding special, Mario & Courtney’s Wedding Fiesta, on Dec. 8 at 8 PM ET on TLC!
Congratulations to Mario and Courtney!
Mario Lopez and Courtney Mazza Wed in Mexico, Eva Longoria Bridesmaid in Ceremony
Mario Lopez is officially off the market ladies!
“The X Factor” judge married his longtime girlfriend Courtney Mazza in his native country on Saturday, E News is reporting.
The newlyweds tied the knot at Lopez’s friend vacation home in Punta Mita, Mexico.
E News! Says that a Catholic priest wed the love birds in a traditional ceremony at sunset.
The publication adds that Lopez’s BFF (Best Friend Forever) Eva Longoria was a bridesmaid and walked down the aisle. Lopez and Mazza’s 2-year-old daughter, Gia, also walked down the aisle as a flower girl.
150 guests attended the ceremony.
In January of last year Mario Lopez got down on one knee with some serious bling and proposed to Mazza over the New Year’s festivities in Ixtapa, Mexico.
“We took a walk alone as the sun was setting,” Lopez told entertainment publication US Weekly.
“I told Courtney that I wanted the mother of my children to have their last name. She was silent at first from shock, then she leaped for joy and did a little jete!”
“Besides our daughter’s birth, this was the best moment of my life!” Mazza added.
In a recent interview with Fox News Latino, Lopez said that even though he was busy with the wedding preparations and hosting “The X Factor” he always made time to “break a sweat every day” and stay healthy.
“Everyone asks me, ‘What type of workout should I do?’ and I say anything that you are going to be consistent with, whether it is dancing or going to the gym or running, boxing, whatever the case may be. Try to be consistent about it.”
E News! published a photo of a very happy and fit Lopez as he said his vows to Mazza over the weekend. Mazza wore a long white gown. The two were in front of the priest as Lopez has a smile from ear to ear.