LOOKING BACK: Anna Nicole's Commitment Ceremony

See the photos of Smith exchanging vows with Howard K. Stern last fall

MAKING A VOW

During the simple ceremony, Smith and Stern exchanged vows and temporary rings before a Baptist minister and some of the couple's close friends. Although the high-seas ceremony was not legally binding (and no marriage certificate was issued), a source close to the couple told PEOPLE, the pair "made a commitment before God to be there for one another, to be each other's strength during this difficult time."



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