Billionaire tech investor Robert Smith, the founder and CEO of Vista Equity Partners, married Hope Dworaczyk, Playboy’s 2010 Playmate of the Year, in an over the top ceremony this weekend on Italy’s Amalfi Coast.
Seal performed his hit, “Kiss From A Rose.”
And Brian McKnight sang, too.
@GaliaLaHav you made me the most perfect reception dinner gown, hat and belt! Perfect for my wedding in #Italy this weekend. 😘 (these earrings are by my friend @jaredlehr @samlehrjewelry 101cts of aquamarine cabochon and diamonds!) #REPOST @carladibello ・・・ Celebrating with @hopedworaczyk with the most beautiful evening 🇮🇹 #HOPEandROBERT
…first dance, couldn’t be more happier, inspired and overall joy for my dear friends @hopedworaczyk & Robert, first dance with performamces by my long time dude @JohnLegend, Brian McKnight and…Seal absolutely killed it; and the party just begun. So happy. #HopeAndRobertWedding #HopeAndRobert …magical, makes ya believe.
But it was all nothing compared to the numerous designer gowns the bride wore throughout the weekend.
Robert F. Smith, 52, is the founder of Vista Equity Partners, “a firm with $8 billion under management that deals exclusively in the unglamorous business of enterprise software,” according to the New York Times.
“Much of Vista’s success can be traced to the unconventional tactics of its hands-on chief executive, Robert F. Smith, who has delivered investors a staggering 31 percent average annual rate of return since co-founding Vista in 2000,” the NYT wrote in a 2014 profile on Smith, which detailed his unique rise to becoming one of the “75 Most Powerfu Blacks on Wall Street.”
In 2010, she was named Playboy’s Playmate of the Year.
In 2009, she was Playmate of the month and appeared on the cover of Playboy magazine’s April issue with Seth Rogen.
Cheers to the newlyweds!