I do: Collie Buddz, real name Colin Harper, and Zarah DeSilva tied the knot at Elbow Beach. *Photo courtesy of Becky Spencer Photography

I do: Collie Buddz, real name Colin Harper, and Zarah DeSilva tied the knot at Elbow Beach. *Photo courtesy of Becky Spencer Photography

No expense was spared as more than 400 family and friends attended the wedding of reggae artist Collie Buddz.

The performer — real name Colin Harper — wed Zarah DeSilva in a beachfront ceremony at Elbow Beach Hotel on Friday.

The bride and groom exchanged vows under a white linen canopy decorated with flowers.

The aisle had a white carpet with the words “one life together beginning this day” on it and the canopy was decorated with Chinese lanterns and fairy lights.

Security remained tight as guests enjoyed a sit-down meal at the Lido complex before partying the night away at the venue.

The international musician met the daughter of PLP MP Zane DeSilva through friends a couple of years ago.

Zarah, the new Mrs. Harper, said she had not been nervous before her big day.

She added: “The wedding was amazing, absolutely amazing, a perfect day.”

She said they had always wanted an outdoor wedding as it “reflects Colin and I’s personality”.

But Zarah admitted “the night was a blur for me as I was busy, busy, busy… I cannot really remember who was there but I do remember my husband was there.”

Zarah and Buddz left at midnight, saying they “left the partying up to all the guests”.

Zarah wore a long white fitted dress and long veil with a jewel-encrusted silver flower in her hair, styled in a classic up-do.

She described the dress from Kleinfield as “simple but elegant”.

Zarah arrived at the wedding “in a van with all her bridesmaids”, who were all good friends of hers. The bridesmaids wore long strapless bridesmaid dresses with fitted bodices in lilac, yellow and blue.

The best men, who wore black suits, included Buddz’s brother Matthew Harper, aka Smokey, who runs Harper Digital.

It was a busy week for Buddz and his brother as on Wednesday they submitted their plans to launch a new radio station in Bermuda.

Zarah and Colin, who live together in Southampton, got engaged in April last year on a fishing trip.

Buddz took a break from his world tour to come home to propose.

Zarah, who works at Island Construction, and her friends celebrated her bachelorette weekend in Las Vegas, while Buddz opted for Miami with the boys.

The couple had always planned a big wedding but it is believed that Zarah’s father made it even bigger by inviting several of his friends.

It was dubbed “the PLP wedding of the year”, with many of the party’s best-known faces in attendance.

Premier Dr. Ewart Brown and his wife Wanda were in the front row of the wedding ceremony and the couple’s photos were immediately given to the Bermuda Network News website, which is owned by the PLP’s Walton Brown.

The wedding was originally going to be held at the Fairmont Southampton but the venue was changed at the last minute.

Zarah said: “It was the best service anyone could want for their wedding. On a scale one through 10, I’d give Lido a 20.”

The couple leave today for their two-week honeymoon to Tahiti, the tropical island in French Polynesia best known for its beaches, black pearl farming and grass skirt dancing.