10/21/1997 AT 12:00 AM EDT
Former Miss America Heather Renee French, 25, tied the knot on Friday in a massive ceremony in Kentucky, reports the Associated Press. French, whose reign as Miss America ended earlier this month, married Kentucky's Lieutenant Governor, Steve Henry, 47, in the company of 1200 guests. French walked down the aisle in a white, strapless wedding gown and a $1 million diamond tiara once worn by the late Princess Diana. But French says that this fairy tale romance is more than just glitz and glamour. "It has nothing to do with titles, it has nothing to do with the crown, but it has everything to do with us."