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Holly Madison marries Pasquale Rotella at Disneyland

From “Girl Next Door” to Disney princess: Holly Madison has married businessman Pasquale Rotella in a phantasmally inspired Disneyland wedding.

Hugh Hefner’s former girlfriend, 33, who went on to star in her own E! reality series and Las Vegas burlesque show, tied the knot on Tuesday in the Happiest Place on Earth’s New Orleans Square, her rep told Us Weekly and People.

On Monday, the showgirl shared a photo of her marriage license on her blog.

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“We did it!” she announced. “Last wedding prep item taken off the checklist -- we went and got our marriage license this morning.” On the wedding day, Madison also shared a photo on her blog in costume as Alice from “Alice in Wonderland,” and titled it “bridal party look.”

The ceremony took place after the park shut down early, and festitivities began at the Blue Bayou restaurant in New Orleans Square, E! reported. Cinderella’s glass carriage and a footman escorted the couple down Main Street.

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The nuptials took place at 10:40 p.m. and were followed by an evening cocktail party with 150 guests -- with their 6-month-old daughter Rainbow Aurora as the guest of honor, according to Us. 


Madison’s “Girls Next Door” costar Bridget Marquardt and former Playboy model Lara Croft served as bridesmaids.

“Congratulations @hollymadison & @PasqualeRotella!! Last night was MAGICAL!!!” Marquardt tweeted Wednesday, after sharing several Mickey Mouse-fueled photos.

After the party, guests took part in the park’s attractions -- starting with the swashbuckling Pirates of the Caribbean boat ride and watching a private showing of “Fantasmic!” -- the resort’s water and pyrotechnics show. The dancing portion of the reception was also deejayed by Grammy nominee Kaskade while fireworks went off above the park. 

The couple also shared two cakes, one for the bride and one for the groom.

“It was really spectacular,” a wedding guest told People. “They spared no expense.”

Madison, who pestered Hefner about marriage on their reality show, previously said she had already had the venue in mind for her big day.

“I have a secret place for the wedding picked out and it’s a place that no one has been married before,” she previously told E!.

This is the first marriage for Rotella and the Playboy cover girl, who has previously been romantically linked to illusionist Criss Angel and musician Jack Barakat.


Rotella proposed to Madison back in June atop of the Ferris Wheel at Las Vegas’ Electric Daisy festival, of which he’s a founder. The couple started dating in 2011 and the engagement came after Madison gave birth to their baby girl in March.

When he proposed, Rotella presented her with an 18-carat, cushion-cut yellow diamond that is surrounded by pink and yellow diamond flowers. It was designed by him along with celebrity jewelers Layna & Alan Friedman of Beverly Hills.


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