For her marriage to music producer Michael Lockwood—her fourth trip down the aisle—Lisa Marie Presley “was adamant about not making a big deal out of it,” says wedding planner Kara Keaney. So much so that her new father-in-law, William Lockwood, admits, “I didn’t know about it until two weeks before!”
It may not have been a big production, but the Jan. 22 nuptials at a private inn in Kyoto, Japan (a favorite vacation spot of Presley’s), was a special one. The 16 guests donned custom-fitted kimonos at the sunset ceremony, where Presley, 38, and Lockwood, 44—who started dating in ’03—performed a Japanese sake ritual after exchanging traditional vows.
Never conventional (see marriages 2 and 3 to Michael Jackson and Nicolas Cage), Elvis’s daughter shook things up by having as best man Danny Keough, her ex-husband and father of her kids Riley, 16, and Benjamin, 13—and Lockwood’s pal. But it made perfect sense for the pair. “She wanted an intimate gathering of family and friends,” says Keaney. “It was unusual, personal and beautiful—just like she envisioned.”