Eddie & Tracey's Paradise Wedding

See exclusive photos from the couple's Jan. 1 nuptials on a private island in French Polynesia

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PICTURE PERFECT

PICTURE PERFECT
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It's their big day! Eddie Murphy and Tracey Edmonds tie the knot during a sunset ceremony Jan. 1 before 25 friends and family on a private island off Bora Bora in French Polynesia.

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HERE COMES THE BRIDE

HERE COMES THE BRIDE
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Escorted by her father, Edmonds dazzles in a gown designed by Jill Baracci and stylist Sugia Nazel. When he saw his barefoot bride walk down an aisle flanked by tiki torches, Murphy told PEOPLE. "She was so beautiful – I was crying, and I'm not a crier!"

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IT'S OFFICIAL!

IT'S OFFICIAL!
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Murphy kissed Edmonds on the cheek throughout the ceremony, but the funnyman sealed the deal with a big one. "It was a very passionate kiss," Edmonds told PEOPLE. "People were shouting we should get our own private island!"

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BRIDAL PARTY

BRIDAL PARTY
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Joined by friends and family for the ceremony, Edmonds shares a warm moment with her bridesmaids. Missing, but not forgotten, were Murphy's and Edmonds' respective children; the couple wrapped strands of beads engraved with the kids' names around each other.

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EMBRACABLE YOU

EMBRACABLE YOU
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Murphy and his bride enjoyed a romantic dance – and they weren't the only ones on their feet at their reception. The newlyweds were treated to a performance by local fire dancers, and deejay Darrin Ebron had party guests grooving until 4:30 a.m. "It was beautiful," Murphy said. "I'm so happy, I'm over the moon."

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