First thought on the show is that Kandi looks really good. She is a blushing bride for real. Kandi is not going to have a wedding planner. Kandi wants a Coming to America theme. See right there a wedding planner would have named it something less ridiculous. like “Out of Africa.” Kandi’s aunts apologize for their behavior at the dress shop. One seems more on board than the other. The two aunts and cousin Weenie want to have an intervention with Mama Joyce. Aunt Bertha is not really fully on board either. It seems she doesn’t like Todd’s mama.
Kandi goes to a local designer that does not really do wedding dresses. Kandi’s bridesmaid Tan and her stylist, Kwame, are not impressed with the designer. Rico the designer is going to do the dresses as his wedding gift, that seals the deal for our frugal bride. Kandi is pissed that Carmon was not at the dress designer with her. She was kind of busy getting all the animals Kandi wants, and looking for the scroll invitations that she wants. Todd is very firm with Carmon and Johnnie who are working hard to plan the wedding. Carmon is trying to explain she is not wedding planner. Todd is not hearing it. What happened to Todd saying he is just going to chip in money and stay out of it. He sure looks like he is in it now. Carmon never wanted to plan the wedding in the first place. It’s just not her thing.
Aunt Nora and Aunt Bertha meet with Mama Joyce to try to talk some sense in her. They are double teaming Mama Joyce over Todd. Mama Joyce says it is a misconception that she hates Todd, because she likes him. She says “don’t hate the player, hate the game. He was taught by the best, his daddy was a pimp and his mama was a whore.” Oh my. /clutches pearls. Aunt Nora says that Todd’s mom is very nice. Mama Joyce says “they a lot of nice hoes!” In her talking head she talks about Todd’s mama being a “working girl.” Oh my goodness, Fix it Jesus! Now Mama Joyce is going in on Kandi’s weight. I don’t see that Kandi has gained “30 lbs” since dating Todd. She is short, and 30 pounds would make her look like Violet Beauregarde.
Kandi asks Todd about the blow up with Carmon. Todd gives an accurate enough recap of the argument. Kandi tends to agree with Todd. Carmon is not returning Kandi’s calls or texts.
During this commercial, I want to just throw out there that I am thoroughly enjoying this show. There is drama but nothing depressing so far. It’s cute and light even with Mama Joyce. Mama Joyce has some new hair that looks great.
Kandi visits with her mom. She says they sometimes go weeks without talking. She is trying to talk to her mama about the wedding. Mama Joyce said she did not even know the wedding date was set. She asked about the prenup. Mama Joyce says she is not allowed to come to the house. Mama Joyce is jealous that Todd’s mom is welcome any time and she is not. She tells Kandi that Todd was raised by a pimp and a prostitute. Sigh. Kandi says first of all please don’t talk about Todd’s deceased father who he has never even known. Mama Joyce rambles on about how rich Kandi is and trash talks her weight. Kandi is in a size six.
Carmon shows up at Kandi’s house after them not speaking for three days. Carmon gives her side of the story which is also an accurate explanation from her viewpoint. Carmon is upset that Kandi says things about her to Todd about her that she does not say to her personally. Kandi is crying. I don’t think she gets what Carmon is saying. I think as Kandi’s friend and employee she could be a bit more gentle with Kandi since she is the bride and has a lot on her plate with her Mama. I think Carmon also needs to tell Kandi that it’s too much responsibility for her to plan such and elaborate wedding because she has no experience with wedding planning. I think she should say she wants to help all she can but that she is just not a wedding planner. It seems like they decided to agree that Carmon did not need to plan the wedding.
So what did y’all think? I think this wedding so far seems less scripted than any of the other wedding spinoffs on Bravo. I’m IN!