Pictures emerge from Vanessa WIlliams’ WNY wedding

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — When many were celebrating the Nation’s independence, Vanessa Williams and her now husband Jim Skrip celebrated the sacrament of marriage.

Skrip, a Depew native who attended St. Bonaventure University, tied the knot with Williams, a former Miss America contestant, on July 4, but it was closed to the press. For the first time, the public is getting a look at the opulent wedding thanks to People Magazine.

The couple celebrated their marriage with an Egyptian themed reception at the Statler following the ceremony at St. Stanislaus church. The couple met on separate vacations in Egypt and planned the reception to celebrate how they met.

Anybody interested in seeing additional photos can pick up a copy of People Magazine, which hit the press on Friday. For a quick glimpse, play the video attached to this story. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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