There were enough singers there to more than make for an incredible R&B concert.
Enough reality show stars appeared to fill nights of programming on Bravo or VH1.
And this was all, mind you, at a wedding.
But given the aforementioned star power in attendance – Monica, Fantasia, Tamar Braxton, Musiq Soulchild, Q Parker of 112, Tameka “Tiny” Harris, Jazze Pha, Rasheeda and fellow “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” co-stars (husband) Kirk Frost, Stevie J and Benzino (arm in a sling after being shot days earlier), “Love & Hip Hop” creator Mona Scott-Young, “”Real Housewives of Atlanta‘s” Phaedra Parks, Apollo Nida, Cynthia Bailey, Peter Thomas, Porsha Williams and onetime castmate Sheree Whitfield, “Fashion Queens” Derek J and Miss Lawrence, “The View’s” Sherri Shepherd, “Tiny & Toya”‘s Toya Wright, “La La’s Full Court Life’s” Dice, “Football Wives'” Chanita Foster, “Atlanta Exes’ ” Monyetta Shaw, “The New Atlanta’s” Jevon “Vawn” Sims, “Big Rich Atlanta’s” Sharlinda Parker, “Tamar and Vince’s” Vince Herbert, “Chef Roble & Co.’s” Chef Roble and reception host Big Tigger – not to mention being wanded at the door, having to sign an agreement to be filmed, and all of the cameras and crew there to do so, this wasn’t your typical wedding.
No, Friday’s late-evening exchange of nuptials between Kandi Burruss of “Real Housewives of Atlanta” and the hit reality show’s onetime executive, Todd Tucker, was in every way a production.
From the dreamy, heavy-on-white way event facility Le Fais do-do was reimagined, to the purple-accented, “Coming To America”-themed ceremony, to the dinner and dancing that lasted long past midnight (and requested arrival time was 5 p.m.), “it’s all been so beautiful,” the bride said exclusively to In Touch Weekly.
“This is one of the best days of my life,” she also told the publication, which is set to feature the event on the cover this week. “I never imagined that I would marry my best friend. Todd’s been that to me.”
– Sonia Murray, CBS Local