The Bravo hit star, who tied the knot over the weekend at the InterContinental hotel in the Tony Buckhead section of Atlanta, gave Life&Style magazine exclusive information and photos of her weeding.
NeNe, who now rocks a 10-carat diamond band (that fits perfectly with her 15.2-carat engagement ring), closed out her wedding guests list at 400 people–including Kim Zolciak, Fantasia Barrino and Vivica A. Fox— with no expense spared.
“I feel amazing,” NeNe gushed to Life & Style at the lavish affair that boasted a whopping $1.8 million price tag. “Both of us want this, so it will definitely work this time. I know exactly what I’m getting myself into.”
Referring to their first attempt at marriage that ended in divorce in 2011, NeNe says she and Gregg — who are parents to 14-year-old Brentt, along with six children from previous relationships — always remained in contact. “It was more romantic this time than the first,” NeNe raves toLife & Style. “Gregg and I are real adults, so it was better.”
The reality star celebrated her and Gregg’s rekindled romance with family and friends and wore a $50,000 Baracci dress during the ceremony. NeNe says she spent two months carefully coordinating her nuptials with event planner Tony Conway.
“I came up with the idea of having an Old Hollywood theme because I thought it would be completely fabulous and everyone would be able to have fun with it,” she gushes of the details that included a $20,000 Pnina Tornai dress change for the reception and nine bridesmaids dressed in white Gabriella Arango gowns. “I just did it my way!”
But it was the priceless heartfelt moments between dear friends and family that meant the most to NeNe, who was walked down the aisle by sons Brentt Leakes and Bryson Bryant.
“That was so emotional for me,” she shares. “And Gregg telling me I was beautiful — that was really special. I had a lot of teary moments.”
The gorgeous nuptials will air in NeNe’s wedding spin-off called I Dream of NeNe: The Wedding on Bravo this fall.