Kenya and her businessman husband, Marc Daly, tied the knot on June 10 in a ceremony on a private resort in St. Lucia, which she told PEOPLE "was just so perfect." The couple began dating in December and said "I do" under an awning of white roses on the beach. “We wanted something simple [and] not overly complicated,” Kenya told PEOPLE, adding that Marc is "extremely romantic" and was incredibly involved in the big day.
RHOA fans will recognize many of Kenya's loved ones in attendance for the nuptials, including her best friend Brandon DeShazer, who walked her down the aisle, Aunt Lori, Aunt Lisa, and her bestie from high school, Shonda. Kenya's father could not attend the "last-minute" ceremony because was celebrating his birthday in Jamaica at the time.
But for those who weren't able to make it out to Kenya's wedding, have no fear. “We do plan on having a large wedding for all of our friends and family next June, so we’ll have everyone there,” Kenya shared.
And let's talk about that dress. The elegant mermaid gown was custom-designed for Kenya by Pallas Couture and came all the way from Australia, according to PEOPLE. The dress featured sheer panels, a plunging neckline, sequins, and flower appliqués. Kenya completed the look with a veil and a head full of beach waves. “The dress was perfect when I saw it,” Kenya said. “I’m a woman of a certain age, but my husband wanted me to look sexy. And it was a beach wedding, so I didn’t want anything too formal. I knew this was exactly what I wanted when I saw it."
Kenya and Marc each wrote their own wedding vows, though the RHOA entrepreneur "ended up just saying what I felt from my heart" during the ceremony because she "was so emotional, I just couldn't get through without this really big ugly cry."
The newlyweds and their guests then partied on the beach after the ceremony in a reception that featured food, cocktails, and a Caribbean steel pan band. “This was the best experience of my life,” Kenya gushed. “We had a mini honeymoon there in St. Lucia after the wedding and it was glorious. I’m so happy that we chose to get married there because the people could not be more gracious to us and kind and more supportive. They really welcomed us on that island and treated us like royalty.”
Check out more amazing photos of Kenya, below.