Tina Turner has shared her personal wedding album with HELLO!, and has revealed the reason behind her unusual wedding dress. The singer wore a striking green taffeta and black silk tulle dress for her wedding to German music producer Erwin Bach. The couple tied the knot in a lavish ceremony at their home on the banks of
Tina revealed that she had first spotted her Giorgio Armani gown at a catwalk show in
"I thought, 'I gotta have that, even if I never wear it,'" she told
HELLO!. "Then I thought, 'I know, that will be my wedding dress!'"
The dress was embellished with Swarovski crystals. Beijing
In a further break from tradition, the 73-year-old superstar requested that all her female guests wear white, while the men wore black tie.
Though a practicing Buddhist for many years, Tina reveals that she chose not to have a Buddhist wedding ceremony, opting instead for “the American tradition I grew up with, tailoring it a little bit to me".
The singer and Erwin have been together for 27 years, but she told HELLO! that she has finally reached a stage in her life that she calls her "Nirvana".
"It's that happiness that people talk about, when you wish for nothing, when you can finally take a deep breath and say, 'Everything is good,'" she said. "It's a wonderful place to be."