For a guy who can usually be found jumping behind laser lights on stages in Miami, Vegas, and Ibiza, Tijs "Tiësto" Verwest's wedding this weekend was a seriously elegant, and decidedly minimalist, affair. But that's not to say it wasn't also majorly magical.
The DJ, producer, and EDM king wed his longtime love, model (of course) Annika Backes, (whom he met at Catch of all places) on Saturday, far away from all the nightlife action of any superclub or music festival. Like, middle-of-the-Utah-desert far.
The couple said "I do" at the remote, but très luxurious, Amangiri resort in Canyon Point, Utah, surrounded by a landscape of stunning rock formations and mountains. The scene was reflected tenfold in futuristic mirrored arches and complemented by a wild array of organic, overgrown florals in muted earth tones. After the ceremony, dinner was served on two dramatic banquet tables, surrounded by thousands of flickering candles.
Since, of course, this is Tiësto we're talking about, the party eventually did get started. An epic al fresco reception featured a mirrored tunnel leading to a giant ice luge, a dance party with music supplied by DJ Coleman, and even the debut of a special new song Tiësto wrote as a surprise for his bride. As for the grand finale? The desert sky got lit up with fireworks as the newlyweds kissed in the foreground - naturally.
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