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Secret Beach Weddings

Mariah Carey Weds "Kidnapper" Nick Cannon

— July 12, 2008 — Luxury
Mariah Carey has finally gotten her wish to be “kidnapped,” her description for being whisked from the fame surrounding her life, in this case, her kidnapper came in the form of her new husband, Nick Cannon.

“When I was in an unhappy place in my life ... I always wanted to be kidnapped,” Mariah told Elle magazine. “I just wanted a way out, but I didn't have one.”

Cannon proposed to the songstress with a 17-carat diamond hidden inside a candy ring lollipop, a cheesy, but cute and fitting for way to 'pop' the question to girlie Mariah Carey: at least the first time around.

“He sort of kidnapped me and took me on a helicopter ride,” she says. “Then he re-proposed.”

Despite rumors that the couple would host a lavish, $4 million wedding, Mariah says their recent quick elopement in the Bahamas was just fine.

"Why? What - did we set a budget? 'It's gonna be $4 million! It's going to be really cool! We're going to give away gold as people leave! We're going to sprinkle them with gold! It's going to be very Coming to America!" Mariah said.

"What do they think? Our whole point (in having the unannounced beach wedding) was to do the opposite!"

Her June 1993 wedding to her boss, Tommy Mottola, (seen in the gallery) cost close to $500,000, a price which included her Vera Wang gown (complete with 27 foot train) and staff costs like hiring 200 security guards and dressing 47 flower girls.

“They've been calling me Cinderella since I first started out,” she said of her current engagement to Cannon. “Most people would think, OK, please! This doesn't happen in real life.”

Some are saying she'll still host a $4 million New York wedding.

What I, and likely many others, am wondering is what the dress would like like with a $4 million budget! Would she go uber luxurious in a fluffy princess gown, or sex it up in a revealing number?
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