ELVIS DURAN AND ALEX CARR: WEDDING IN NEW MEXICO
Staten Islander Alex Carr, 39, and Z-100’s Elvis Duran, 55, of the “Elvis Duran and the Morning Show” were married in spectacular style in Santa Fe, N.M., in September, 2019, at the Eldorado Hotel and Spa.
A reception followed for their 330 guests, which included family and friends who traveled from London, Tanzania, and across the United States.
Notable wedding guests included radio personalities from The Morning Show, Barbara Corcoran, Dr. Oz, Rosanna Scotto and Lisa Lampanelli.
Lynne Patton, administrator of the U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development and Michelle Lujan Grisham, governor of New Mexico, were also in attendance.
“Growing up, I’ve never thought I would be able to get married,” said Carr in an exclusive interview with SILive.com. “Now I am married to my best friend, my biggest supporter, and the person who loves me the most.”
Duran welcomed his guests with heartfelt remarks at the start of the reception, saying how gratified he was to celebrate with the people he loved, trusted, and respected the most, in the city he and Carr love the most.
“All of our guests agreed this was the most meaningful and festive ceremony and party ever,” said Duran. “Lots of music, color and laughter. It was if we were on our own planet.”
“Our faces hurt at the end of the evening because the smiles never stopped. And being able to invite our favorite friends to our favorite town, Santa Fe, made it all the better,” he added.
The lavish wedding follows a smaller, intimate ceremony on August 22, when Carr and Duran tied the knot in the Richmond County Surrogate Court, with Hon. Mattew Titone, presiding.
Titone also officiated the Sante Fe wedding.
Michael Russo Events, celebrity event planner, designed Saturday’s festivities, which featured Day of the Dead-costumed performers in full makeup, a Mariachi band, and a street fair-themed cocktail hour, replete with food trucks and market stalls, from which guests took home souvenirs.
“This wedding was epic. I have never seen anything like it,” said Staten Islander and guest, Larry Anderson. “The party the night before at Meow Wolf was also amazing, with lots of secret doors and rooms.”
Meow Wolf’s House of Eternal Return, a unique, non-linear art experience in Santa Fe, was rented out by Duran and Carr the night before the wedding for all their guests.
“The band was incredible and so was the food,” continued Anderson. “The governor of New Mexico was there as a guest . The amount of money pumped into the local economy was easily in the millions.”
In fact, Carr and Duran even gave a car away at their wedding. The vehicle was won by Staten Islander Jon DelGiorno.
Duran has been hosting nationally syndicated The Morning Show, which reaches 10 million people daily, for 20 years. Carr works at the Staten Island Zoo, West Brighton.
The couple will split their time between Manhattan, Staten Island, and Santa Fe, after a honeymoon to Spain.
Scroll below for more photos of the couple from the week of the wedding by Philip Siciliano, and snapshots from Staten Islanders who attended the wedding.