On Wednesday in Las Vegas, Nevada, Dion renewed her vows to Rene Angelil, just days after commencing her two-year break from the music business to spend more time with her ailing husband.
The 31-year-old music diva and her husband held a simple private ceremony for 235 of their closest friends and family at Caesar's Palace Casino and Hotel in Las Vegas.
"It is a way to mark the start of her time out," Dion's spokesperson said.
And what a lavish start it was. The chapel was redesigned to look like an Arab mosque. The ballroom became an Oriental garden. Six Berber tents were set up, each to represent a scene from A Thousand and One Nights.
Dion announced one night last year that she would bow out of the limelight to focus instead on her life with Angelil, her 56-year-old husband who underwent surgery for skin cancer last April.
Angelil and Dion first met when she was a teenage singing sensation. He has managed her career ever since. They married in Montreal in December 1994 and are hoping to have a child during Dion's hiatus.
Great pains were taken to pay homage to Angelil's Lebanese and Syrian origins. The magic and the mystery of the Orient were re-created with dancers, jugglers, musicians and singers. There were even camels and exotic birds to help with the mystical mood.
Guests to the event sat on brightly colored cushions while eating a five-course meal prepared by Lebanese, Syrian and Moroccan chefs.
The men were dressed in black; the women wore the colors of precious gems: emerald, sapphire, ruby and diamond. Angelil wore a white suit; his bride was in full splendor in a golden gown by Givenchy.
Here's to another 1,001 nights.