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'I'm most excited about the grandeur': Mariah Carey reveals her wedding plans

Ainhoa Barcelona
Content Managing Editor
February 24, 2016
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It wouldn't be Mariah Carey's wedding without her trademark glamour. The singing powerhouse, who announced her engagement to Australian billionaire James Packer last month, has revealed that she is planning a very "grand" ceremony.

"I'm most excited about the grandeur, darling," she told Access Hollywood. "It's not gonna be a big wedding, but it's going to be grand."

She added: "Certain things about it are going to be grand but the most important thing is the relationship and, you know, just the connection, the love of it all, that's the most important thing. Of course I love a grand moment, but we're not gonna have tons of people, it's very private."

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"I love a grand moment, but we're not gonna have tons of people, it's very private," said Mariah Carey

Mariah said "yes" after businessman James popped the question with a whopping 35-carat diamond and platinum ring, estimated to be worth £8million.

James, who is Australia's fourth richest person, turned to Wilfred Rosado, Mariah's close friend and jewellery designer, to create the ring. The impressive rock, which Wilfred said was one of his "biggest achievements", sealed James and Mariah's whirlwind seven-month courtship.

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Mariah was presented with a 35-carat diamond and platinum ring

This is the third time the Dreamlover singer will walk down the aisle. She was previously married to music executive Tommy Mottola followed by rapper Nick Cannon, with whom she has twins Monroe and Moroccan.

Nick congratulated his ex after he heard of the engagement, using Twitter to send his best wishes and including the hashtag "greatcouple" in his post. Being on good terms with Nick is something that Mariah values.

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Her beau James Packer is Australia's fourth richest person

"I know the most important thing are the kids and we both feel the same way and I want them to have the greatest relationship with their father, with their family," she said.

"They're very sweet," Mariah added of her four-year-old twins. "The way they treat me, when they come on stage. They're great and they want to sing but then they get shy and they get scared so we wait till their home. I don't ever want to push it on them. If they want to sing, they'll sing, if they want to be musicians, astronauts, they'll be who they want to be."

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