It’s Official – Meet the Trumps!
“I am a happy man because I am marrying an a amazing woman,” Donald Trump, told Us just before his January 22 vows to Slovenian model Melania Knauss, 34, during a weekend of extravagance valued at an estimated $4 million. Knauss’ $200,000 Dior gown was the first arrival at Palm Beach’s Episcopal Church of Bethesda-by-the-Sea, requiring eight hours of steaming from Madame Paulette Custom Couture Cleaners before the bride literally jumped into the stiff duchess satin dress. Was she nervous? “She was cool as a cucumber,” says a source who was with Knauss before the simple 20-minute ceremony. At the alter, Trump sealed the deal with three kisses and the newlyweds exited – under a shower of white rose petals-to the mega-reception at Mar-a-Lago, Trump’s personal resort. “This was Melania’s wedding,” says Pat Saylor, director of Special Events at Mar-a-Lago. “It reflected her sense of style.” And her new hubby was also over the moon, telling guests during his speech, “I have spent the best six years of my life with little Melania.”