Let’s just get into it: $1.8 million. That’s how much Nene and Gregg (or Andy Cohen and Bravo TV) spent on the spectacle that was The Leakes’ second walk down the aisle this past weekend. Curious where all that money went? Well according to Life & Style, Gregg presented Nene with a 10-carat diamond band to go along with her 15.2-carat engagement ring so that’s a hefty chunk of the budget right there. Factor in all 400 of the couples’s guests, which included everyone from Fantasia Barrino and Vivica A. Fox to reality TV stars like “Hollywood Exes'” Andrea Kelly and a couple ladies from the “Real Housewives” franchise,s and the fact that Nene sparred no expense on the lavish Old Hollywood themed event and there you have it — a nearly $2 million affair.
Nene told Life & Style before the wedding:
“I feel amazing. Both of us want this, so it will definitely work this time. I know exactly what I’m getting myself into.
“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 “I just did it my way!”
Factoring into the exorbitant wedding cost was a $20,000 Pnina Tornai dress Nene changed into for the reception and the white Gabriella Arango gowns her nine bridesmaids wore. Guests were also served southern comfort food like homemade biscuits, mac ’n’ cheese, shrimp and grits, and fried chicken, and for the wedding cake, Nene ordered up a 10-tier cake filled with vanilla cream.
On a more sentimental note, Nene shared with Life & Style that her sons Brentt Leakes and Bryson Bryant were the ones who walked her down the aisle, and for her that was one of the most special parts of the day.
“That was so emotional for me. And Gregg telling me I was beautiful — that was really special. I had a lot of teary moments.”