Googler Preps for Lavish Island Nuptials

Search giant's co-founder to wed in Branson's private digs before 600
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Dec 6, 2007 8:49 AM CST
Irish singer Bono of the band U2 is said to be on the guest list for Google co-founder Larry Page's wedding. (AP Photo/Lionel Cironneau)   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Google co-founder Larry Page didn’t have to use his popular search engine to scout out locations for his upcoming wedding. He just asked his best man, and fellow billionaire, Richard Branson, Reuters says. Page will wed girlfriend Lucy Southworth Saturday on Branson’s private Caribbean getaway, Necker Island. Six hundred people, including Bono, are on the guest list, Page Six reveals.

Party planners, who secured accommodations six months in advance, booked hotels on the neighboring Virgin Gorda island. To assure privacy, “They took over the island,” a source squealed, adding that Page, worth an estimated $20 billion, also hired planes to fly in guests from around the world. Page, 34, and Southworth, 27, had been dating for more than a year.