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Melania Knauss


Married to: Donald Trump

On: 1/22/2005

Property mogul and reality television star Donald Trump married Slovenian model Melania Knauss in a lavish ceremony at the Episcopal Church of Bethesda-By-The Sea in Palm Beach, Florida, a Gothic-styled church built in 1889. Concocted by the house of Christian Dior, the bride was swathed in three hundred feet of white satin encrusted with 1,500 crystals and pearls. It took 1,000 hours to make, and 550 hours to embroider more than 1,500 crystal rhinestones and pearls in a swirl pattern. The made-to-measure dress required the skills of all 28 seamstresses in the Dior Couture atelier. The fifty pound creation, which inlcuded a thirteen foot long train and sixteen foot long diaphanous veil, was too cumbersome for post-wedding festivities, and Melania changed into a sexy Vera Wang tulle gown after the couple took to the ballroom floor to sway to the strains of The Theme from Madame Butterfly, their first dance as husband and wife.

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