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Steve Harvey is a lot of things. You either love him or hate him. But he’s always struck me as a good father. And his twin daughters Karli and Brandi are lovely ladies. So I was excited to see the news that his daughter Karli was getting married to entrepreneur and business owner Ben Raymond.
Naturally, her father was the one to walk her down the aisle.
But it wasn’t an easy task for Steve or Karli. Both fought back tears and tried not to look at each other as they were preparing to step into the ceremony space. It was a beautiful moment you’ll just have to watch to completely grasp.
Check it out in the video below.
Ben and Karli tied the knot months ago and are just returning from their honeymoon in Bali and Hong Kong. They joined their father and father-in-law on “The Steve Harvey Show” to talk about their wedding day, the honeymoon and about the first holiday season they’ll be spending together, living under the same roof.
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In his heartwarming ESPY speech, Devon Still accepted the Jimmy V Perseverance Award in honor of his daughter Leah Still, who was diagnosed with stage 4 neuroblastoma over a year ago. And while most of his remarks were about his daughter and his family making it through the ordeal, he also made sure to thank his fiancée, Asha Joyce, for being so patient and so unselfish while they waited for Leah to heal. He told her that to honor her, he was going to give her the wedding of her dreams…she just needed to stay within the budget.
Well, it looks like budget is no longer a factor.
According to People, wedding planning website, The Knot, are financing the couple’s entire dream wedding.
TheKnot will help Devon and Asha plan every step of the process including venue, flowers, cake and her gown. But more importantly, the site will also donate money for other families battling pediatric cancers.
Just to spice things up a little bit, America will have a say in how it all goes down. Fans will be invited to vote on each and every detail of the day, including Asha’s dress.
While that might terrify some people, the couple is embracing it.
“I’ve grown a lot of trust in a lot of people throughout Leah’s battle with cancer, so I’m pretty sure they can get it right. It’s going to be interesting to see how America views us and what they think is best.”
One thing that is not up for debate or discussion, is that Leah Still will be the flower girl.
Her father said, “When we first started talking about the wedding, she made it clear she wanted it to be pink and gold because those are her favorite colors.”
Joyce said, “I love pink as well so her dress will definitely be pink!”
The couple said they look forward to the day when Leah can live as a normal little girl. Though she is now cancer free, she is still in and out of hospitals for therapy.
All in all they believe their love will sustain them through the future challenges that may arise in their lives.
“Having Asha by my side has definitely made it easier to travel down this path. Overcoming the things we’ve overcome … I’m just looking forward to what the future holds for us. We’ll make it through whatever is thrown our way.”
Those future plans just might include a little sibling for Leah.
Asha said, “She’s made it clear she wants a sister.”
Check out this cute, little video from their engagement shoot below.
The guest list for the ceremony, which took place at the Beverly Hills Hotel, consisted of family friends, and celebrity guests Kevin Durant, Kevin Love, Serge Ibaka, Dorrell Wright and James Harden, Khloé Kardashian and Keri Hilson.
Earl wore two dresses during the celebration–one by Vera Wang, the other by Monique Lhullier. The groom wore a tuxedo by Tom Ford. Their first dance was to Lauryn Hill and D’Angelo’s “Nothing Even Matters.” Interestingly, Earl quoted the same ballad when she announced her engagement to Westbrook last summer.
The couple met while attending UCLA—both played basketball at the University. The Oklahoma City Thunder point guard asked for Earl’s hand in marriage last September when he presented her with a $700,000 ring from Jason of Beverly Hills.
Over the weekend, relatives and friends of Fantasia Barrino gathered aboard a swanky yacht to celebrate the singer’s recent marriage to new husband, Kendall Taylor.
The nautical wedding ceremony took on a black, white, red and silver theme. Sunday evening, the 31-year-old gushed to Instagram followers about finally meeting the one.
Those who really know me know that I LOVE Water.. Can you see it? How Happy I am.. This Man.. God made him just for Me and me Just For Him.. This Man.. Covers and prays for me and my children EVERY morning.. This Man.. Loves My Father in Heaven and his name is God.. This Man allows me to just be a woman..
No more Hurt because King Kendall will never let that happen.. I’m off to just kiss, Hug and play in some water with This Man.. Look at Him in the pic YEP!! HE COVERS ME..
Be Happy with me you guys cause I’ve been thru SOOOOO much. Some stuff was my wrong decisions, but all I ever really wanted was this.. Real Love. This Man and this smile is real… Later you guys bye bye for a while.. God did not forget about me….
Barrino and Taylor first went public with their relationship last fall. Judging by the “Lose To Win” singer’s Instagram account, which has served as a bit of an online diary in recent months, she and her new husband have been through their share of ups and downs. However, it’s beautiful to see that they were able to overcome whatever obstacles they were facing.
Check out some photos from the ceremony and the couple’s pre-wedding photo shoot on the following pages.
Your wedding day can be one of the biggest days of your life, which is why most people can’t wait to share the news that they’re getting married. But we didn’t find out about the big day of these celebrities until after they said, “I do.”
News of Kim Coles’ wedding in the Dominican Republic surfaced weeks after the Living Single star said, “I do” to former SWAT officer Reggie Mckiver. “I’m 53 and Reggie is 41 but I’m not a cougar,” Coles said in an interview. “It’s about the right energy. It wasn’t like I was trolling for younger men. It’s about energy. We’re ageless. Just two people on the same plane.”
— People StyleWatch (@StyleWatchMag) July 9, 2015
On June 17, Kim Coles, 53, and Reggie McKiver, 41, tied the knot during an intimate wedding ceremony in the Dominican Republic. Shortly after the ceremony, the “Living Single” actress excitedly announced the news on Facebook:
On Wednesday 6/17/2015, two best friends got married! We will have official pictures soon, but take this as our own announcement that “We’s Married Now!” We would like to send our love and thanks to those in attendance and REMIND you to keep everything hush-hush until we say so! Please respect our privacy, photos & announcements until further notice! #happykimandreggie
The couple met after Mckiver was assigned as Coles’ security escort at a natural hair expo.
“[My heart] was open just enough for Reggie to come through, and I’m so glad he did,” the newlywed told People. “I’m 53, and Reggie is 41 but I’m not a cougar. I can’t run that fast. I’m a meerkat or a prairie dog. It’s about the right energy. It wasn’t like I was trolling for younger men. It’s about energy. We’re ageless. Just two people on the same plane.”
The couple engaged in a long distance relationship before Mckiver finally asked for his love’s hand in marriage during a dinner outing at The Olive Garden. Interestingly, he proposed without a ring. He later presented his new fiancée with mother’s old engagement ring.
“I didn’t have a stitch of makeup on!” she reflected.
She later announced the upcoming nuptials during a comedy gig.
“Me with my big mouth announced I was getting married! People asked where and I was like, you cant come, it’s a private wedding. We had to move the wedding from one beach to a whole other beach, but all the people from the tour showed up — 45 people in their bathing suits and towels — but they were very respectful.”
Back in March, Coles announced her engagement on Facebook. Congrats to this beauty and her new husband!
Vanessa Williams will certainly remember this Independence Day for years to come.
According to People, Williams, 52, and her fiancé, Jim Skrip, quietly exchanged vows Saturday in front of family and friends.
The actress first confirmed her engagement back in September during an appearance on “The Queen Latifah Show.”
“I got engaged,” the beauty gushed to Latifah. “I have had a lot of good things happen … I just got engaged a couple of weeks ago. It has been a lot of blessings.”
In April, we were able to catch up with Williams, who gave us the scoop on her new beau and their unlikely first encounter on an Egypt-bound boat.
“I was on vacation with my daughter going to Egypt, cruising on the Nile. I wasn’t looking for anything,” said Williams, who had been divorced for ten years when her path crossed Skrip’s. “I found a hometown guy from my mom’s town in Buffalo, New York and started a conversation.”
The “Royal Pains” actress was also sure to encourage women in their 50s who still hope to find love.
“There’s always hope. You never know what you’ll find and where you’ll find it,” she said. “Don’t ever lose hope. I’m 52, and now I’ve got a new beginning. It happens when you’re not looking for it! Just trust and believe.”
This is Williams’ third marriage. She has four children from her previous marriages to actor Rick Foxx and Ramon Hervey II.
Theoretically, most people are only looking to have one wedding day, so it’s easy to understand why so many have elaborate, over-the-top ceremonies to exchange vows. But these celebrities almost broke the bank when they said “I do.”
Yandy Smith and Mendeecees Harris
Mendeecees Harris is looking at possible prison time when he faces sentencing for drug trafficking in August. However, that didn’t stop him or Yandy Smith (but most likely VH1) from spending over $500,000 for their nuptials when they said “I do” live on VH1 last month. The flowers for the ceremony alone were $90,000. They dropped another $12,500 for blinged-out selfie sticks, $5,700 for the cake, $69,000 for the two wedding gowns Smith had to choose from, and more than $20,000 on shoes and dresses for the bridesmaids. Yandy’s wedding ring cost $30,000 while Mendeecees’ ring cost a more modest $12,000.
Mere weeks after finding themselves on the wrong side of the law for a domestic altercation, WNBA players Brittney Griner and Glory Johnson tied the knot during a small wedding ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona, CNN reports.
The ceremony, which took place at the Pointe Hilton Tapatio Cliffs Resort on Friday, May 8, consisted of approximately 75 guests. According to People, the couple’s first dance was to Ed Sheeran’s “Thinking Out Loud.”
Days after the nuptials, Griner took to Instagram with a celebratory message, which reads:
I don’t care if the world was ending at this moment! Nothing could [have] kept me from my wife. I think I cried the whole day until I saw her walking down that isle. Then in [an] instant I was calm and full of love and all the tears turned into huge smiles and a joy that no one can explain unless you have found and married your soulmate. I love you so much my beautiful Wife.
As previously reported, the couple was arrested following a physical altercation in April. A relative of Johnson called 911 after house guests of the pair were unsuccessful in their attempts to pry the fighting women apart. Days after the violent incident, the duo confirmed that the wedding was still on while apologizing for their actions and vowing to “do better.”
According to the New York Post, charges against Griner will be dismissed per a diversion agreement that she entered into in municipal court, which will require her to complete 26 weeks of domestic violence counseling.
Nearly two years ago, we were so tickled to see Tina Knowles attend Gabrielle’s Angel Foundation’s Angel Ball with a date. The lucky guy turned out to be actor Richard Lawson, Ms. Tina’s boyfriend, and as time went on, we were too thrilled to see that the lovebirds were still going strong. And apparently, things have been going so well between the two that they decided to make things more permanent.
According to TMZ, Knowles, 61, and Lawson, 67, tied the knot during an all-white wedding celebration Sunday in Newport Beach, California. Attendees included Beyoncé, Solange, Jay Z, Alan Ferguson, Blue Ivy, Julez and a host of relatives and friends. The ceremony took place aboard a gorgeous yacht called “Eternity.” Lawson and Knowles have been dating publicly since 2013. It was the second marriage for the both of them.
As for their love story, Tina and Richard have known each other for over thirty years. His sister was actually one of Tina’s best friends, but they did not become romantic until Tina divorced Mathew.
“I’m in a committed relationship with that handsome man!” Tina gushed last October. “And I’m the happiest I’ve been in a long, long time.”
This is amazing news considering what Ms. Tina has been through with her ex. We’re wishing these newlyweds all the best!
Check out photos of Richard & Tina throughout their courtship on the following pages.