The former wife of rocker Rod Stewart had approved the menu, after an eleventh hour change of pudding - strawberry pavlova, which is something of a private joke.Rachel laughingly describes the meringue dessert as just like her: hard on the outside and soft in the middle.Her wedding dress was a daring number designed to show off her enviable 36in legs.
'Rachel has spent most of the past ten years trying to define herself as someone other than just another of the many blonde former wives and girlfriends of Rod Stewart.
The couple had recently moved out of Rachel's relatively small Hollywood cottage to a £2.9million house in the upmarket district of Hermosa Beach.
Few will blame her if she has tired of the round of celebrity reality shows - including her 2005 appearance on the BBC's Strictly Come Dancing - that has been her only obvious source of income in recent years.
She also dated another ice hockey star, Sean Avery, 11 years younger than her.
Her relationship with Scantlin ended in humiliation when he dumped her to begin dating her stepdaughter Kimberly Stewart, Rod's 29-year-old daughter from his marriage to Alana Hamilton.