Celebrating Black Brides: Profile #75

Couple: Diana Ross and Arne Naess

Date of Wedding:  October 23, 1985/February 1, 1986

Place:  10th Century Reformed Church (Romainmotier, Switzerland)

Officiant: Pastor Graham Ferguson Lacey

Fun facts

The bride and groom met in May 1985 while both were on vacation with their kids in the Bahamas.  

The couple held a civil ceremony on October 23, 1985 in New York City but opted for a fairy-tale wedding in Europe.

The church where the wedding was held is the oldest church in Switzerland.

The bride wore a pearl-embroidered, white satin dress. Her Belgian lace train cost $12,000.

Stevie Wonder performed for wedding guests.

The happy couple honeymooned on the groom's private 370-acre Pacific island.

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