Inside Don Omar's Wedding to Jackie Guerrido in Puerto Rico!
04/21/2008 - 14:20 ||
It’s official! William Omar Landrón (aka Don Omar), 30, and Jackie Guerrido, 35, tied the knot on Saturday evening at the Hotel Ritz Carlton in Isla Verde, Puerto Rico, in a lavish celebration that lasted until the wee hours of Sunday morning and featured performances by Gilberto Santa Rosa, Grupomania and even the groom himself. According to Puerto Rican dailies El Nuevo Día and Última Hora, approximately 300 of the couple’s family and friends—including fellow reggaetoneros Rakim & Ken-Y, Ivy Queen, Tego Calderon and Tito "El Bambino", producer Eliel, TV stalwarts Don Francisco and Raúl de Molina and Univision high priestesses Ana María Conseco and Giselle Blondet—all gathered in the beachfront district of Puerto Rico to witness them exchange vows.
Don Omar—who’s reportedly shed over 70 pounds in the past two years—was svelte and handsome in a black suit and white tie, while Guerrido wore her hair in a half-upswept do, carried a bouquet of purple lilacs and looked stunning in a strapless white gown by designer Luis Antonio. Because her father died of cancer when she was just 14, Guerrido was escorted down the aisle by her 18-year old son, Tomás Ramirez, reports Última Hora.
After a brief 10-minute ceremony, the reception kicked off with Santa Rosa, who plowed through his most romantic ballads with a full orchestra of violin players. Don Francisco led a lighthearted toast with a speech that incorporated the lyrics of Don’s biggest hits (“Tonight Jackie will be saying, “Dale Don Dale,” the Sabado Gigante host joked), and later took the stage to sing tangos, rancheros and corridos with Canseco and de Molina. Meanwhile, Don Omar and Guerrido danced up a storm with their guests, and when merengue stars Grupomania took the stage for an energetic set at 2:00am, Don Omar joined them to sing “Cuéntale,” “Probre Diabla” and “La Condena,” which he dedicated to his new wife.
Though the couple headed to their private hotel suite at 4 a.m., the festivities reportedly kept going for another hour, and the wedding party reunited at noon for brunch. The bride and groom were initially scheduled to fly to Dubai for their honeymoon immediately after the wedding, but they’ll have to put their intimate newlywed celebration on hold for a few days, as Don Omar flies to L.A. to finish filming scenes for the latest movie installment of “The Fast & the Furious” with Tego Calderón.
On their invitation, the couple asked guests to forgo gifts and instead make cash donations to the Casa Protegida Julia de Burgos, a local shelter in Puerto Rico for women who are victims of abuse.
Though Don Omar is already a father of three and Guerrido has two children of her own, Guerrido’s made no secret of her desire to have children with her new esposo. “I would love to. I really like that he has three kids. So yes, I think it’s a possibility. Why not?” she recently told reporters.
Felicidades to the happy couple!