When world-famous DJ and producer Tiesto met international model Annika Backes, he knew he found his soulmate. But knowing he found the perfect one, he knew he also needed the perfect scenery for their dream wedding. That's why he picked the stunning, surreal beauty of the Utah desert, at a sexy resort called Amangiri...a cool luxury oasis in the rocky red expanses of Utah. The resort is flanked by Grand Staircase-Escalante monument, in a landscape peppered with slot caverns and soaked in apricot sunrises and deep purple sunsets.
DJ Tiesto picked the resort because it's romantic, remote, and surreal in its beauty. The resort is far enough from any major city that stars light up the entire sky at night, making for jaw-dropping evenings for Tiesto, Annika, and their 80 guests. In classic celebrity style, they rented out the entire resort to have it exclusively for their wedding, planning the details with celebrity wedding guru Colin Cowie.
So, what did these sexy celebs wear for their big day? DJ Tiesto loves wearing suits, but being that he never has to wear one for work, he was excited to go with a slick, James Bond-like Tom Ford tuxedo that made him look completely dashing. Annika went for a wedding gown from Oscar de la Renta, switching into a beautiful Berta dress for the reception party. At least, that was the original plan. when she realized how well the sparkle of the Berta dress contrasted with the red desert, she reversed the order, opting for the Berta as a wedding gown and the Oscar for the after-party.
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The ceremony was pure magic, with mirrored arches and organic flowers that enhanced the beauty of the surroundings. To enhance the effect, the couple had not hundreds, but thousands of flickering candles all around them. The same area was transformed into a nightclub for the reception.
So how do you find the perfect DJ for a wedding held by the best DJ in the world? Well, DJ Coleman was the choice, and the first song was an original that Tiesto came up with just for his big day. From there, the newlyweds had the DJ play tunes with wide appeal so that everyone could have a great time regardless of their musical tastes. Another amazing reason they chose DJ Coleman? Tiesto loves all kinds of music he doesn't get to play at shows, and since he knows Coleman's style, he could get down to all those tunes he misses from his work. That includes Kanye (of course), ballads, and plenty of indie pop.
Lovely scenery? Check. Lovely guests? Check. Lovely bride and groom? Big check. This celebrity wedding had it all, and we couldn't be more charmed.