Tony Romo gets married in Dallas

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by JONATHAN BETZ

WFAA

Posted on May 28, 2011 at 6:22 PM

Updated Sunday, May 29 at 6:14 PM

DALLAS — It's the North Texas version of the royal wedding.

Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo and Candice Crawford tie the knot Saturday night in Dallas.

Guests were streaming in for the 6:30 p.m. ceremony, and a number of streets in Uptown were blocked off.

Six-hundred invited guests were expected to attend the wedding at Arlington Hall off Turtle Creek Boulevard, among them, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones. He needed special permission from the NFL to accept the invitation because of the league's labor dispute.

Workers scurried to make sure everything was perfect all day long Saturday leading up to the nuptials.

Wedding planner Todd Fiscus said Romo has played an integral part in the big event.

"Tony picked out every song, and when it plays, and what the keynote things are," he said. "At the end of the ceremony, we have a lot of special effects not usually played into a wedding ceremony."

Short ribs and a pizza bar will be on the menu for the reception after the ceremony inside a giant air-conditioned tent next to Arlington Hall.

No outside cameras are allowed inside the event, with extra security to guard against interlopers.

Instead of a limousine, the newlyweds will depart in a vintage Cadillac.

The couple began dating two years ago, two months after Romo's very high profile relationship with singer Jessica Simpson came to an end.

So how did the Cowboys quarterback know that Crawford was the one for him? "When you know, you know," Romo said earlier this week. "It's a pretty easy decision."

Last month, Crawford told WFAA's "Good Morning Texas that the NFL lockout has complicated their plans. "This lockout has been quite a dent in the honeymooon idea," she said.

So while a romantic post-wedding vacation may be on hold for now, it couldn't stop what most would agree was a fairy-tale wedding.

E-mail jbetz@wfaa.com

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