Emilija Kokic, who won Eurovision in 1989 with her band Riva, has finally said “yes!” to her long-term boyfriend Miljenko Kokot. The couple have dated since 2009 and it’s the first marriage for both of them (OMG we can’t even believe no one snapped them up sooner!).

The wedding was held in her native city of Zadar. The queen of Eurovision ’89 glowed in a long dress with silver lace by Ivica Skoko, one of the most famous male designers in Croatia.

“If I had known how much I would enjoy my wedding, I wouldn’t have waited for it so long”, she told hot.net.hr. Emilija won’t take her husband’s surname. She’s built a name over many years, so why change it?

Her new husband Miljenko works as an announcer on HRT, and dropped the question in a seriously romantic way. He took her on a trip to the castle of Saint Mihovil on the island of Ugljan. He used the cover story that he wanted to pick up some St.John’s wort oil. (Who doesn’t do that on their weekend?). When they climbed to the summit he kneeled down and pulled out a ring crafted from white gold. Eurovision fans: you should learn from this guy!

A highlight of the wedding was when Emilija took the microphone and sang Celine Dion’s ‘The power of love’ to her newlywed husband. Hopefully the song that brought her to the Eurovision throne was on a playlist that evening, too.

The team from wiwibloggs.com wish all the best to Emilija and Miljenko in their new life together!

Mario Saucedo contributed this report from Croatia. Follow the team from WiwiBloggs.com on Twitter @wiwibloggs. And while you’re at it, like our Facebook page to stay up-to-date with the latest Eurovision news and gossip.

Photo: Emilija Kokic

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Mario Saucedo
Mario Saucedo
8 years ago

Yeah,and ESC 1990 wasn’t in Split,it was in Zagreb,in Vatroslav Lisinski hall.
Oh and by the way,Emilija is from Zadar.

8 years ago

Why did you put this in Croatian news? Riva won for Yugoslavia not for Croatia. And if you had to chose the country, why not Serbia? Belgrade was the capital of Yugoslavia back then, and now is capital of Serbia… Even thought Eurovision 1990 was held in Split, this victory belongs to all Ex-Yu Republics. Only reason for holding ESC in Split was because Riva (Emilija Koki?) is born there.