The gorgeous daughter of BET founders Bob and Sheila Johnson wed Dudley Payne III in a sunset ceremony at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas. The bride and groom picked the site because they're fans of the James Bond movie "Casino Royale," which was set at the famed luxury resort.
Dudley Payne III and Paige Johnson on their wedding day. (Matt Blum)
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More than 200 guests attended the lavish four-day celebration, which kicked off with a rehearsal dinner Thursday. A beach party on Friday got hit with some rain, but we're told there was perfect weather for the ceremony and reception Saturday, where Grammy-winning R&B star Ne-Yo sang Elton John's "Your Song" for the couple's first dance. There was also entertainment by in-demand DJ Cassidy -- who has spun discs at the White House as well as at Jay-Z's house -- and a Motown band. Guests trickled out after a farewell brunch Sunday.
This is the first marriage for Johnson, a champion equestrian based in Middleburg, as well as for Payne, an insurance broker from Warrenton. 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 us 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.
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Bob Johnson walks his daughter Paige down the aisle at the Ocean Club in the Bahamas on Saturday. (Matt Blum)