EXCLUSIVE: Teresa Giudice and new husband Luis Ruelas are spending their honeymoon in Greece… where he proposed after one year of dating
A source informs DailyMail.com that the lovebirds, who wed on Saturday, were spotted at Newark airport on Thursday catching a plane to Athens, Greece, following their nuptials.
‘It’s a very special place for them, and they’re looking forward to celebrating their love for one another after the big bash,’ the source explained.
Getaway: Real Housewives of New Jersey star Teresa Giudice and her new husband Luis Ruelas are reportedly spending their honeymoon in Greece, where he proposed in October
The destination is where the 50-year-old TV personality accepted her man’s proposal under a firework-lit night sky after a year of dating as a single violinist played nearby.
On Saturday, DailyMail.com was there to witness the Real Housewife of New Jersey and queen of reality TV – appropriately wearing a crown and dripping with jewelry – as she nervously held a piece of card from which she read the vows she had written herself.
Giudice and Ruelas, 46, tied the knot Saturday at the Park Chateau Estate & Gardens in East Brunswick, New Jersey in front of 220 guests.
Jetting off: A source told DailyMail.com that the lovebirds, who wed over the weekend in East Brunswick, New Jersey, were spotted at Newark airport on Thursday catching a plane to Athens, Greece, following their nuptials
‘It’s a very special place for them, and they’re looking forward to celebrating their love for one another after the big bash,’ the source explained
The New Jersey housewife walked down the aisle to Ave Maria in honor of her late parents.
Her daughters – Gia, 21, Gabriella, 17, Milania, 16 and Audriana, 12 – stood by her side as she vowed to her now-husband: ‘I will love you for a million tomorrows.’
Ruelas’ two sons, David and Nicholas, also stood by their father’s side.
Each of the kids, all from prior relationships, joined Giudice and Ruelas in the lighting of the ceremony’s unity candles, People Magazine confirmed.
The ceremony, keeping with the theme of family ties, was officiated by the groom’s sister, Dr. Veronica Ruelas.
While announcing her engagement last year, she captioned footage from the night: ‘My Fiancé you are such a beautiful person inside and out. I love everything about you especially your heart and the way you treat me and my daughters.’
‘You are amazing in so many ways one thing I admire about you is what a great Dad you are. I am so lucky to have found you thank you for coming into my life,’ she continued.
Marry me: Under a firework-lit night sky, the former Mrs. Giudice, 49, said ‘Yes’ to her boyfriend of about one year, 46-year-old entrepreneur Luis Ruelas
Then, the mom-of-four mentioned her late parents. ‘I know my parents sent you to me from that day I prayed to them on Bay Blvd. I adore you endlessly. You are the love of my life, my soulmate and my everything. I Love you.’
The proposal setup included candles in the shape of a heart and and large light-up letters bearing the words ‘marry me.’
It came during their vacation on Hydra Island, two years after Teresa finalized her divorce from husband of 20 years, Joe Giudice.