Hip-hop star Kelis' wedding details were registered under the name of her mother and stepfather in a bid to keep the low-key Atlanta, Georgia, ceremony under wraps.

Wedding planner-to-the-stars DIANN (corr) VALENTINE booked a newly-developed mock-Italian villa for the wedding party on 8 January (05) and told everyone working at the event that the couple were EVE ROGERS and ERIC WILSON.

Valentine, who also organised the weddings of Toni Braxton and Boys II Men star SHAWN STOCKMAN and is busy planning basketball superstar Carmelo Anthony's 2006 marriage details, reveals privacy was the biggest concern for Kelis and her new husband, rapper Nas.

She says, "They insisted on a small Southern Baptist church wedding followed by a very private party, where the couple and celebrity guests like DMX, DOUG E FRESH, Ludacris and the model KATHY LLOYD could relax.

"I contacted a couple of friends in the Atlanta area, where the couple have a home, and found that one guy had just finished developing this huge home in an exclusive part of Buchkead, near Atlanta. It was perfect. We covered the pool with custom scaffolding and staged a lovely reception."

24/01/2005 21:20