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Opera singer Denyce Graves Weds Surgeon Robert Montgomery

Opera singer Denyce Graves Weds Surgeon Robert Montgomery
Denyce Graves and Dr. Robert Montgomery at the Washington National Cathedral in Washington
Matt Mendelsohn Photography

09/13/2009 AT 12:00 PM EDT

In a custom-made gown by Donna Langman, Opera star Denyce Graves married transplant surgeon Dr. Robert Montgomery, dressed in a traditional black Scottish kilt, Saturday at the National Cathedral in Washington, D.C.

"I wanted my wedding to be a declaration of [the] love in our hearts," says Graves.

At the reception, Graves donned both a white silk gown by Donna Langman and a Vera Wang champagne chiffon dress, while guests enjoyed the scenery of the historical Anderson House including a reflecting pool and sculptures.

"Robert and I are cut from the same fabric," says Graves. "We have the same sense of humor and our hearts speak the same language."

The couple were also married in a spiritual African wedding ceremony on Aug. 18 in the Masai Mara village in Kenya.

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