With celebrity guests, an exclusive destination and a huge price tag, it’s no wonder Karl Stefanovic and Jasmine Yarbrough’s wedding has become the most talked about in Australian television.
While their Mexican ceremony is still three months away – the big day is reported to be on December 8 in San Jose del Cabo – it seems the couple are already celebrating wedded bliss after tying the knot in secret.
‘Jas has her heart set on this gorgeous little white chapel in Mexico, but they found out that if you want to get married at a venue with religious significance it’s not recognised anywhere else,’ says a friend. ‘So that’s why they held a small private party at Palm Beach in March to make it official.’
The Aussie couple – who are planning a second lavish event at the glamorous five-star One&Only Palmilla resort – are said to have fallen in love with the idea of marrying in Mexico after visiting the country to celebrate Jasmine’s brother’s birthday in April last year.
And Karl and Jasmine certainly aren’t scrimping on the budget for their big day.
The pair are said to have splashed out $30,000 on two villas for the three-day celebration, which will include a fireworks show to entertain their guests, who are rumoured to include Jasmine’s Mara & Mine business partner Tamie Ingham, James Packer and his girlfriend Kylie Lim, Richard Wilkins and girlfriend Virginia Burmeister, and Karl’s manager Sharon Finnigan.
But even with the legalities in place on home soil, the happy couple still have a few more hurdles to overcome before they can enjoy their special day.
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