Spanish businessman Nicolas Vallejo Nagera became a husband of Mexican pop diva Paulina Rubio on Monday in a celebration in which guests were treated to a pre-Hispanic ball game and tours of an ecotourism park.
At least 150 security guards were on hand at Xcaret on Mexico's Caribbean coast, while dozens of reporters waited in hopes of catching a glimpse of the couple. Their religious ceremony was postponed for at least an hour until paparazzi in four helicopters flying overhead left the area.
Earlier Monday, workers placed white roses and orchids throughout the park and floating candles in an underground river that runs below the La Isla salon, where the reception was held.
Wedding planner Becky Alazraki said the guests, including Spanish singer Alejandro Sanz and Puerto Rican soap opera actress Adamaris Lopez, were not allowed to bring cell phones or any device that can record image or sound.
"We won't even allow watches," Alazraki said.
After beginning in the children's group Timbiriche, Rubio made her solo debut in 1992 with "The Golden Girl." She released an English-language album in 2002, followed by "Pau-Latina" and a live disc, "Viva la Diva," in 2004. Last year, she released the album "Ananda," for which she won two Billboard Latin Music Awards.
Rubio also has starred in several Mexican TV series.
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