Mark Burnett, Roma Downey Get Married in Malibu
Famed reality TV producer Mark Burnett and former Touched By An Angel star Roma Downey were wed in a private ceremony at their home in Malibu, Calif., on Saturday afternoon.
"It was wonderful to have shared our big day with our family. Roma, myself, our children and our parents," Burnett, producing two summer reality shows - On the Lot on FOX and Pirate Master on CBS - told People magazine.
"It was so meaningful and so intimate."
On a bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, Burnett, 46, and Downey, 47, said their vows in a ceremony officiated by Downey's Angel costar, Della Reese, 75, who's an ordained minister.
Burnett's sons from a previous marriage, James, 13 and Cameron, 10, acted as best man and ring bearer, respectively. Cameron was also ring bearer at the wedding of Donald Trump - star and Burnett's co-executive producer on The Apprentice - to Melania Knauss in January 2005.
Downey's daughter from a previous marriage, Reilly, 10, was a bridesmaid.
Also in attendance were Mark Burnett's father, Archie, 83, dressed in a traditional kilt, and his stepmother, Jean; for Downey, Reese and her husband, Franklin, stood in for her parents, both of whom have passed.
At the end of the 30-minute ceremony, which included family reading passages from novels and poems, a small plane that Downey had hired as a surprise for the Survivor creator flew overhead with a banner that read:
"... and they lived happily ever after."
Retreating to their backyard, the family settled into a seafood reception with shrimp cocktail, fresh lobster salad and broiled lobster tails.
The couple, who had been neighbors in Malibu for years before they started dating in January of 2004, became engaged last November on a Thanksgiving family vacation in Zihuatenejo, Mexico.
The traveling will continue as the pair leaves on a 10-day honeymoon to Jordan, where Lawrence of Arabia was filmed, and London.
Congratulations to Mark and Roma in marking the second amazing marriage in the reality TV universe this month!