The ceremony was being taped for Nene’s RHOA wedding spin-off, ‘I Dream of Nene: The Wedding’ and guests of the swanky event were required to sign confidentiality agreements in advance.
Of course you are aware that the ‘bloggers’ who brag so much about being at RHOA events can’t actually BLOG about them until they air, but fortunately for you… I stayed away so that I could spill ALL THE TEA in advance!
BTW… I had a dream last night that may have been a premonition:
Anywhoo… check out the Leakes’ official wedding program PLUS exclusive details (SPOILER ALERT) & photos under the cut…
According to the wedding program, family of the wedding party included: Patsy Leakes (Sister of Groom), Rev. George Leakes (Brother of Groom), Nene Thomas (Aunt of Bride), Katrina, Damien, Daryl, Danton & Dexter Leakes (Greg’s children from his previous marriage), Bryson Bryant (Nene’s son from previous relationship), Brentt Leakes (son of bride & groom), Bri’Asia Hill (Granddaughter(, Playa Leaks (Dog of bride & groom), Coriana Bates (Friend of Bride & Groom).
[Sidebar: I don't know about you, but I would feel 'some kinda way' about being listed AFTER the family dog... but I digress!]
Bridesmaids: Cynthia Bailey, Diana Gowins, Pat Sumpter, Lexis Mason, Marlo Hampton, Dawn Robinson (EnVogue), Laura Govan, Mashella Hampton, Jennifer Williams.
Groomsmen: Peter Thomas, Chuck Smith, Alvin Pitts, Al Reynolds (Star Jones’ Ex-Husband), Joe Habachy, Deric Montford, Ronnie Myers, Demetrius Newton, Theo Davis.
Bailey, Parks, Zarin…
Nene’s fellow RHOA cast members Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss, Mama Joyce, as well as a very pregnant Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann were in attendance.
Kim, dressed in all black, made sure to hide her expanding belly from photos.
My Intel also revealed that Walter Jackson was in attendance for Nene & Greg’s wedding, however oddly enough, Kenya Moore (who was recently evicted from her Atlanta home) was not.
Fashion Queens Derek J and Lawrence Washington were also in the house. Derek rocked an all red suit (even though he’s said time and time again that it’s a ‘ho’ color! While Ms. Lawrence made a grand entrance rocking a huge hat that caused the crowed to break out in laughter.
Other guests of the bride & groom included: Vivica Fox, ex-RHOA Lisa Wu, Victoria Rowell, Omarosa, Marysol Patton (Real Housewives of Miami), Gretchen Rossi & Slade (Real Housewives of OC), Tameka Raymond, Jazze Pha, Teresa Caldwell(Bow Wow’s Mom), Michelle Epps (wife of comedian Mike Epps), She Buchanan (ex-wife of former Falcon Ray Buchanan), Jill Zarin (formerly of Real Housewifes of NY), and Patti Sanger (Millionaire Matchmaker).
There were several seats reserved for ‘special guests’ who didn’t show up. ie. Dr. David Whiteman (Nene’s plastic surgeon) and Andy Cohen (who Nene toasted during the reception).
The bride wore white… and was walked down the aisle by her two sons, Bryson and Brentt. All of the bridesmaids wore white as well.
Things reportedly became very emotional during the processional when Brentt, Nene’s youngest son, started crying. He and Greg had a moment and started crying together as the crowd barely contained tears themselves.
I heard that during the vows, Nene refused to repeat the standard ‘for richer or poorer’ line, opting instead only for ‘RICHER’.
There was a huge reception held following the ceremony and guests were treated to an open bar. Security lightened up a bit after the reception and a few guests sent out photos.
Porsha Stewart and Michelle Epps…
[Sidebar: Sources say Nene's BFF Cynthia Bailey partied with plenty of alcohol so y'all can go ahead and ditch any doubts surrounding her recent pregnancy denial (click HERE if you missed that). ]
The reception also included a special surprise from Nene’s new/old husband Greg.
Greg cleared the dance floor and he got everyone snapping fingers. His groomsmen each read a card to Nene about Greg’s feelings for her. They each present their statements one by one and then get down on one knee in front of the new bride.
That’s when Greg gave Nene his first gift…
Greg presented his lady love with a huge sparkling portrait of herself, which was made out of some type of crystal.
Then… as if on cue, Greg says “we started from the bottom now we here’ and the DJ then plays Drake’s hit song of the same name.
As an added bonus, Greg surprised Nene with a performance from Fantasia Barrino, who wowed the crowed with 3 live performances for the new couple.
Greg and Nene pose with Fantasia…
The wedding guests partied at the Intercontinental Buckhead hotel until the wee hours of the morning but many had reserved a night at the hotel.
Tomorrow, the celebration continues with a brunch held in honor of the newly RE-married couple.
No word yet on the honeymoon plans.
Congrats again to Nene & Greg on their
What are your thoughts about The Leakes’ extravagant ‘Do-Over’?