All The Details From Our Wedding!

Nene Leakes - With Gregg Leakes Clinking Glasses at Their Second Wedding

Had fun doing a quick little media tour yesterday, wanted to share answers to burning questions I got about our big day – putting up a taste of the Q&A for you!

When and where did the proposal take place?
Gregg proposed in Miami on New Years Eve just after midnight. We were staying in a beach condo and he lined the halls with rose petals and tea light candles. He had champagne and strawberries on the table along with our initials written out in Hershey Kisses. In the bedroom he had displayed a giant heart of Hershey Kisses as well.

How many guests were at your wedding?
More than 400 people! I had nine bridesmaids and Gregg had 9 groomsmen.

What time did the ceremony begin?
8:30pm

What time did the reception begin and end?
It started at 11:30pm and ended at 4am

Did you plan the look of your wedding around a specific theme or color scheme?
The theme of our wedding was Old Hollywood Glam. We had white satin on the chairs with crystals dangling on the back. Chandeliers graced the ceilings. Candles were glowing. White chiffon covered the walls. We asked our female guests to wear long gowns and we asked the gentleman to wear full suits and/or tuxedos. Everything sparkled! Everything was glamorous! It was everything!

Did you practice and family or cultural traditions at your wedding?
I’m very nontraditional. I had my boys walk me down the aisle. That meant a lot to me to be able to reunite this family. We walked down to Whitney Houston’s “I Believe in You and Me.” We had our beautiful bridesmaids also wear white. We altered the vows “for richer or poorer” to “for richer or richer.”

Describe your floral arrangements and/or your reception centerpieces:
We had three foot long floral centerpieces at the tables and hanging floral chandeliers that had candles.

What was the wedding cake like?
The wedding cake was tall and fabulous like me! It was designed by Sylvia Weinstock. 10 tier cake filled with vanilla cream and topped with flowers made of sugar.

What were your wedding favors?
We were able to gift our guests and bridal party with Greenleaf candles, Beats by Dre, OPI Nail polish and Ellovi skin care products.

What kind of food did you have for your guests?
The guests were served southern foods all night long; foods such as mini chicken & waffles, shrimp and grits, beef and potatoes, chicken and macaroni with cheese, cheese cake, peach cobbler, etc. We also had carving stations with southern ham, roast beef and prime ribs throughout the ball room. As a bonus we shared with our guests some of our favorite fun food around 2 am that consisted of mini grilled cheese sandwiches, mini beef sliders, chicken fingers, flat breads and milk & cookies.

What was your most memorable moment?
I think one of my most memorable moments was when Gregg stopped the wedding ceremony to announce that I was the reason he goes to bed at night so he can see me again in the morning. Having my boys walk me down the aisle was also a great memory.

Is there anything you would do differently?
I wouldn’t do anything different! I absolutely loved everything about my wedding. It was pure fun and a lot of love was in the air.

What is your best advice for brides and grooms planning their own celebration?
The best advice I would give and advice I also used would be to follow your heart. Do exactly what you want to do on your wedding day. Memories are priceless and they last a lifetime.

~ NeNe Leakes

23 Comments

  1. chillmax 

    LOVE, LOVE, LOVE ~ You go girl, and you’re going from strength to strength, I smile at the very thought of you, so you keep smiling and never stop doin’ whatchu do!! Big Kiss from the UK – Jx

    September 12 at 11:10am  / 
  2. debbie 

    Woohoo finally the queen of housewives official website is here love it x

    September 12 at 11:14am  / 
  3. LeeLee 

    Finally, been waiting too long……..I’ll be here daily, girl, love it! ♥

    September 12 at 11:23am  / 
  4. lavender461 

    Yeepee supper excited can wait.

    September 12 at 11:27am  / 
  5. Goldie 

    Congratulations on your new website!

    September 12 at 11:46am  / 
  6. msann1103 

    Congratulations on the wedding, you & Greg look great together, cant wait to see the pictures. Oh yes congrats on the website!

    September 12 at 11:49am  / 
  7. Stacylynn 

    Congratz Nene and Gregg.. Nene u are a example that dreams can come true with persistance and hard work.. You are truly a inspiration to me and many.Started from the bottom and your here:))))) #teamtallbaby

    September 12 at 12:15pm  / 
  8. jazzyjanice 

    All the best to you Glam-ma. You deserve it and you have worked hard for it. Love real hard. Can’t wait to see I Dream of NeNe. I know it was fabulous as you are. You are never battered nor broken. God Bless you and your family.

    September 12 at 12:41pm  / 
  9. 1sweetv 

    Love u! Keep keeping it real..

    September 12 at 12:51pm  / 
  10. Jef 

    so happy and excited for Nene and all the great things that are coming her way. Congrats on the wedding looking forward to seeing on Bravo!

    September 12 at 12:56pm  / 
  11. Renee 

    I think you are FABULOUS, love you NeNe…..you inspire greatness!

    September 12 at 1:26pm  / 
  12. Leticia Pierce-fisher 

    LOVE YOU NENE AND GREGG LEAKES GOD BLESS YOU GUYS

    September 12 at 1:46pm  / 
  13. Prince Jarvis 

    Mrs. NeNe, I am so happy that you website is finally up and running, it looks amazing. Love you and Mr. Gregg. Thanks for finally providing some details about your gorgeous wedding. Can’t wait until Tuesday night’s premiere of “I Dream NeNe” The Wedding!!!! Love you guys!!!! xoxo

    September 12 at 1:51pm  / 
  14. janet 

    Wow Nene,Congrats on both your wedding/website this is awesome;everlasting prosperity to you both

    September 12 at 2:07pm  / 
  15. tamara 

    you look amazing !!!!

    September 12 at 3:03pm  / 
  16. Gloria March 

    Glad your wedding was everything you hoped for and more. I always felt you and Greg weren’t mean’t for each other. He compliments you well. Much love and success to you and your family.

    September 12 at 3:43pm  / 
  17. MKEAGLES 

    YESSSSS HUNNI :)

    September 12 at 3:43pm  / 
  18. chendrix01 

    i love it, it is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, and the media pictures and I can not wait to see what else this site will have. Continue to go higher than ever. Love you and Greg!

    September 12 at 3:54pm  / 
  19. Katrina 

    I can’t wait to see the wedding! Best wishes!

    September 12 at 6:18pm  / 
  20. divachelle 

    Congrats NeNe, continue to hold your head up and be the diva you are luv you.N to the haterz continue to hate dnt hate d player hate d game it’s cold but it’s fare

    September 12 at 7:52pm  / 
  21. Felicity Simmons Littles 

    I am so excited to see I Dream of NeNe and I will be checking your site daily. Your site is beautiful! Blessings to you and the family.

    September 13 at 6:36am  / 
  22. kim 

    Love you girl. Can’t wait to see the wedding. Glad your doing well for yourself. Keep doing you boo. bloop bloop

    September 14 at 3:45am  / 
  23. claudine01 

    Watching season 5 housewives love you and Greg he seems so nice.I love when he tried to get down on one knee to propose love ya and congrats on everything.:)

    September 14 at 6:15pm  / 

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