SONYA DEVILLE: WWE Star Daria Berenato marries Toni Cassano in New Jersey (People.com)


Posted on 2/11/124 by Mike Informer



Daria Berenato and Toni Cassano have officially tied the
knot!

The WWE star, 30, and her fitness model fiancée, 33, said “I
do” on Feb. 10 at The Legacy Castle in New Jersey — a
sprawling venue that the brides joke was ironically quite
big for their “intimate” ceremony — surrounded by 140 of
their closest family and friends, including Berenato's
fellow WWE wrestlers, their rep confirms exclusively to
PEOPLE.

“I think we have two and a half tables or three tables of
just WWE people," said Berenato ahead of the wedding. "We
have our neighbors coming and old family friends, and so
it's like this big wrestler next to my little neighbor.
There's going to be some funny pairings there.”

Wrestlers Charlotte Flair and Andrade, Bayley, Montez Ford
and Bianca Belair, Liv Morgan, McKenzie Mitchell, Matt
Cardona and Chelsea Green, Mandy Rose, and WWE commentator
Vic Joseph were all in attendance.

Belair, who was in the ring the night the couple met, served
as flower girl as a surprise set up by Cassano for Berenato.

Guests were asked to wear all-black attire to the elegant
affair, while Cassano, Berenato and Cassano's two daughters,
Giovanna and Valentina, were decked out in white. Neither
bride opted to have a bridal party, and their respective
wedding outfits remained a surprise until the big day.

Cassano worked with the "amazing" Karen Sabage for her
dress, while Berenato weighed a few different options until
the very end.

“I didn’t want to wear a traditional, buttoned-up tuxedo or
a dress,” says Berenato. “I wanted an outfit!"

Cassano’s daughters, ages 8 and 12, both had special roles
during the celebration.

"Blending our families happened so organically," says
Cassano, who surprised Berenato by singing her vows.

“They [would] say, 'How much longer to our wedding?’” adds
Berenato, beaming. “So that is how we look at it. Our older
daughter, Giovanna, she's very good at playing the piano, so
she's [playing] Toni's walk down the aisle song. And then
our little one, Valentina, is in charge of the rings.”

The sentimental touches didn't end with the couple's
daughters, as the ceremony was made all the more special
thanks to their officiant: Maria Menounos (wearing Monique
Lhuillier), a longtime friend of Berenato's.

“That was one element that was really special to me. Maria
and her husband Keven [Undergaro] have been a huge part of
my life. They're the reason I'm in the WWE — they introduced
me to that whole world," Berenato says. "They were my
mentors back when I was 20 years old bartending in Los
Angeles, so they've been with me the entire ride.”

“They've also seen some of my previous relationships and had
some opinions. So when I found Toni and they met Toni, they
fell in love with her the same way that I did," she
continues. "And so to have Maria put into words — because
she's so good at that — everything that has transpired here
was the perfect fit.”

In a statement to PEOPLE, Menounos and Undergaro reflect on
their long friendship with Berenato. "Daria began hosting
for our AfterBuzz Network when she was just 21 where she
immediately became family to Kev and me. First female MMA
fighter in WWE history, first openly gay female in WWE
history, first in our hearts as her West coast parents and
now proud wife to the equally beautiful, smart, talented and
loyal, Toni Cassano!" say the couple. "This union was long
awaited. And I so cherish this opportunity to officiate
their wedding. Their love is a fairytale."

Berenato calls her new wife her "ride or die," adding that
Cassano is "by my side no matter what" — including on the
dance floor.

At the reception, the brides will enjoy their first dance
(following rounds of lessons!) to Etta James' “At Last,” and
they expect their loved ones to break it down to plenty of
2000s hip hop and R&B, along with country music hits.

For food, guests were served a wide variety of options,
ranging from rigatoni dishes to freshly carved steak, plus
seafood towers during the cocktail hour.

The brides also curated their own signature drinks: a spicy
margarita for Cassano and a Moscow Mule for Berenato.

As for a sweet treat to end the night?

"Cannolis, and anything [else] you can imagine,” Berenato
says.

WWE Star Daria Berenato Opens Up About Wedding Plans With
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Food trucks will also be lined up for guests to feast on as
the party winds down. “Because who doesn't leave a wedding
hungry?” says the WWE pro.

“I know there's so much food at the wedding, but then you
drink and you party and you dance and you burn 5,000
calories on the dance floor and then you're starving!" she
explains. "So we have pizza and donuts on the way out, which
I'm so stoked for because they're my two favorite foods. I
got to pick that!”

The couple’s next big adventure will be their honeymoon in
Costa Rica, where neither has been before.

“I've been wanting to go for a long time,” says Berenato.
“You have the volcanoes, you have the rainforest, you have
the zip lining, you have the food tasting. So many different
things to do. And so we're going to hotel hop and resort hop
and just explore Costa Rica, and we're going to eat, pray,
love.”

Then, the two are ready to begin their new life together.
And though their schedules are jam-packed between Berenato's
WWE career, Cassano’s fitness competitions and their joint
real estate endeavors as house flippers, the couple is open
to possibly expanding their family one day.

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“It's something we talk about often, and I just think when
you love someone so much, to think about bringing another
being into this world that is yours together is so special.
I think it would be a blessing if and when it does happen,"
says Berenato. "[We] have to see how the next couple years
go. I got to make sure my family that we currently have is
secure and everything's taken care of.”

Cassano agrees. “And then we’ll see,” she says with a smile.

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