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It's the glowing photo that launched a thousand beach brides. Has there ever been a better inspiration for those seeking a relaxed vibe to their wedding than a barefoot Cindy Crawford marrying Rande Gerber on Paradise Island in the Bahamas?
Wearing a very simple bohemian (looking) John Galliano mini lace shift, Cindy was rocking beach waves before that was even a thing. We bet she didn't even need a wand to get those, they just appeared. The duo is glowing, glistening, sunny and happy with a sparkling ocean backdrop to boot. Her barely there makeup look is perfect for the naturally beautiful surroundings.
The supermodel's first book, Becoming, hit stores in September and offered an extra glimpse at the couple's ultra casual May 29, 1998 nuptials, even giving the reason behind that au naturel beauty look. 'I wanted to look like the best version of the girl Rande loves waking up to every morning,' Crawford writes. 'Rather than have my dad walk me down the aisle and 'give me away', Rande and I chose to walk each other down the stairs that led to the beach and the ceremony.' We're 100% in agreement that she nailed that "best version" of me look.
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And the secret to a long lasting hot marriage according to the girl who made her mole a fashion statement—tequila.
"I definitely think [tequila is the secret to a happy marriage]," Mrs. Gerber told Us Weekly in October. "I mean, we met on tequila!" The couple is partners with best pal George Clooney on tequila brand Casamigos, which Cindy prefers "on the rocks."
And looks like it works. The couple, parents to Kaia (aka mini Cindy) and Presley, is still very in love, frequently sharing #TBT's of their big day and gushing over each other on Instagram when an anniversary hits (most recently their 17th).
Here's toasting to 17 more years of sexy Instagrams with the Crawford-Gerbers.