7 Ways Channing and Jenna Tatum's Wedding Was Anything but Traditional

Jenna Dewan and Channing Tatum tied the knot in July 2009 after meeting on the set of 2006's Step Up. The enchanting nuptials took place at a private estate in Malibu, CA, and were anything but traditional. Not only did Jenna not wear white, but the reception was fairy-tale-themed. Read on for even more interesting tidbits.


  1. Their wedding was fairy-tale-themed. The event was orchestrated by event planner Mindy Weiss and paid tribute to the pair's shared love of fairies. It also included two flower girls who walked down the aisle wearing wings.
  2. The guest list boasted a handful of stars. Among the 220 guests were Marlon Wayans, Nick Zano, Haylie Duff (who served as one of the bridesmaids), and maid of honor Emmanuelle Chriqui.
  3. Their first dance was to Hawaiian artist Israel Ka'ano'i Kamakawiwo'ole's version of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow." The reception took place in a tent decorated by Mark's Garden with thousands of roses, hydrangeas, and orchids in red, fuchsia, and blush.

  1. Their wedding cake was shaped like a castle. It featured fairies in several flavors, including red velvet, chocolate with chocolate fudge, and white with Funfetti frosting, which is Channing and Jenna's favorite.
  2. Channing and Jenna's wedding gifts also matched their fairy-tale theme. Guests were treated to crystals as favors.
  3. Jenna wore a peach wedding gown. The actress said "I do" in a peach and ivory Reem Acra couture ballgown while Channing donned a black Giorgio Armani suit.
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  1. Jenna and Channing celebrated their union with matching tattoos. Following their nuptials, Jenna and Channing jetted off to Bali, Indonesia, where they got tattoos that spell out "side by side" in Balinese. Jenna got hers on her left foot and Channing got his on his chest.