Jordin Sparks and Dana Isaiah insisted on dwelling individually till they tied the knot, however their marriage ceremony ceremony was something however conventional.
While vacationing in Hawaii with their greatest associates in mid-July, the American Idol winner, 27, and Isaiah, 25, determined to elope days into their journey.
“We hadn’t had a set plan or anything. We were like, ‘If it happens, it happens. If it doesn’t, that’s okay too,” Sparks tells PEOPLE solely about their July 16 marriage ceremony day.
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As the couple have been strolling “up and down the beach,” Sparks noticed a paparazzo taking photographs of them, and “I looked at Dana and I go, ‘Smile, you’re on camera.’”
After the couple — who’re anticipating their first youngster in late spring — headed into the ocean with their associates, the photographer continued snapping away, and that’s when Sparks was moved to turn out to be husband and spouse.
“We all get in the water and we’re having a good time and I just was like ‘Morgan,’” she says about her greatest buddy. “She had gotten ordained before the trip. I was like, ‘Morgan, why don’t you do it right now?’ And she was like ‘Okay!’”
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“I was like ‘Jermaine! Tim! Come on!” provides Isaiah — an aspiring mannequin from Dallas — about rounding up his personal greatest associates. “We did it and then she was like ‘Kiss me!’”
The paparazzo had no concept he had simply documented the happiest second of their lives so far, and days later photographs of the ceremony hit the web.
“That is basically the picture of the actual moment,” says Sparks, who was carrying a two-piece swimsuit and had a Fred the Flamingo floaty round her waist. “It was so much fun and we had such a great time. I do big events all the time, so to be able to have this moment, it was really special to me in that way. Everybody’s love story is different.”
- with further reporting by JEFF NELSON