*Love is a wonderful thing, especially when the wedding takes place in a beautiful tropical location like the Bahamas.
Paige Johnson, the daughter of BET’s founder, Bob Johnson, wed her love over the weekend in a lavish four-day celebration.
Paige, 27, and Dudley Payne III, 30, said their vows on the backdrop of an endless ocean view and palm trees at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas.
The weekend kicked off on Thursday with a rehearsal dinner, then a beach party on Friday, which encountered a little rain.
But Saturday was picture perfect for the glorious ceremony and reception, where Ne-Yo sang Elton John’s “Your Song” for the couple’s first dance.
The pair met seven years ago through a mutual friend and have been inseparable since.
This is the first marriage for Johnson, 27, a champion equestrian, as well as for Payne, an insurance broker. The two were introduced by a mutual friend seven years ago and have been dating ever since.
“This guy is the perfect guy for Paige,” Bob Johnson told the Washington Post’s “Reliable Sources” column last week. “He’s a true gentleman.” Before proposing last year, Payne took the old-fashioned step of inviting the multi-millionaire to Café Milano to ask for his only daughter’s hand in marriage.