NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Apr 18, 2013) - April 6th, 2013 will forever be one of the most special dates in lives of the happy parents and direct marketing moguls, JR and Lauren Ridinger. It marks the date of their beloved and only daughter's lavish wedding. The 20-year old bride, Amber Ridinger, married her long time boyfriend, gospel singer Duane McLaughlin. Organized by the celebrity wedding planner, Preston Bailey, the star studded fete was held at The Ritz-Carlton Dorado Beach in Puerto Rico and was attended by 175 of the happy couple's closest family and friends.
In the spirit of the event's "DNA Royal Wedding" nickname, the bride walked down the aisle wearing an elegant Jacob & Co. custom made double-stranded diamond tiara. The extravagant jeweler's masterpiece features over 100 carats of diamonds set in platinum with a 22 carat diamond at its center. It can be worn as a necklace and is valued at $16 million. The bride's diamond eternity wedding band, in a rose prong setting, was also created by the talented designer and founder of the brand, Jacob Arabo, who attended the marvelous celebration with his wife of 24 years, Angela Arabo.
Also custom made and glamorous were the bride's wedding gown by J'Aton Couture and her blue-soled Christian Louboutin shoes, similar to the "Cinderella slipper" recently created by the designer. The handsome groom was dressed immaculately in a Navy uniform belonging to his grandfather -- the first African American Navy Seal. The fairytale themed wedding's guests included Eva Longoria, Maxwell, Angie Martinez, Alejandro Sanz, Swizz Beatz, Adrienne Bosh, Shakira, among many other celebrities and elite. Mary J. Blige, Marc Anthony, and Fat Joe all performed for the pair at the reception.
The newly single, 38-year old Eva Longoria was one of the guests who supported the bride's choice of jewelry designer by accessorizing her own outfit for the lavish event with some Jacob & Co. diamond gems. The Desperate Housewives star looked glamorous with her dark locks gently waved and tumbling over a strappy electric blue dress. She seemed to enjoy the posh event posing for pictures with her friends, Khloe Kardashian and LaLa Anthony, as well as with the jewelry couturier himself, Jacob Arabo.
From his kiosk in the Kaplan Jewelry Exchange in New York City, Jacob Arabo sold his unique pieces to discerning customers. It was a mere five years later in 1986, at the age of 21, that he officially started his own company and began designing his own Jacob & Co. branded jewelry. Sourcing the finest white and colored diamonds, he quickly made a name for himself with his unique and daring designs that attract singers, screen stars and other celebrities. The superb quality and exquisite designs of the skillful jeweler are the ones that attract celebrities and elite like Eva Longoria, Amber Ridinger, Victoria Beckham, Justin Bieber, Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian, Amy Adams, and Maksim Chmerkovskiy to name a few.
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