Luann De Lesseps will always be The Countess to me. Today she was on Steve Harvey to discuss her wedding to Tom D’Agostino that is going to happen at the end of this month!
Luann is just as exuberant as ever about her destination wedding in Palm Beach. It’s a three-day affair. The rehearsal dinner will be on a big yacht on Friday. We all know who Luann loves a good yacht. The wedding will be on Saturday the 31st. And then there will be a big luncheon on Sunday.
Although Luann was married for to the Count for 16 years, this is her first wedding and Tom’s first marriage so she is excited to do a very traditional ceremony in a traditional wedding gown. She also has two other dresses as well. It’s also Tom’s birthday. She plans to sing for Tom’s birthday portion of the three-day weekend on one of the dresses. When this was filmed she had laryngitis so let’s hope that clears up. Her third dress will have more bling for the NYE fireworks and festivities.
Steve brings up the “cheating” that was part of the storyline for RHONY. Luann acknowledges the negative attention that she and Tom received during RHONY about Tom’s poor choices. Luann says the relationship issues made the couple “stronger than ever.” “It’s very easy to walk away,” Luann told Steve. “The hard part is staying and working it out.” A quick check of her Instagram shows plenty of photos of Luann and Tom. Just two weeks ago they were in Palm Beach together working on getting things together with the venue and the event planner and posted the photo above.
Later, three brides-to-be have questions for Luann and Steve. Luann is really quite good at giving advice. There was one situation where I don’t think Luann seemed to have a full grasp about what the word ‘lavish’ meant regarding one of the bride’s wedding planning issues with her frugal groom. For the most part though, Steve just sat back and let Luann take the reins. She is after all a countess, if only for a few more weeks.
The bride with the frugal husband wants to honeymoon in Bora Bora. She was hoping they would tell it it was okay to just buy the tickets out of their savings without telling the groom. That plans was shot down. As for Bora Bora, I think this sounds very romantic and lovely in theory. In practice the couple could be ready to divorce before they get there. The travel to Bora Bora is long and complicated and unless you are flying first class it will be miserable. Plus as Steve pointed out, there is nothing there. There is one restaurant. That it is. It’s a gorgeous setting in your little grass shack over the water but if you want to do anything other than get a head start on your family, there is really nothing there. And it is a whole lot of money to get there. These are the reasons I’ve never had any desire to go there.
Steve tells her to go to the Bahamas and put her money in her hotel room rather than her airfare. Very wise advice. Luann lets us know she is going to the Bahamas as well. I’m guessing she will be going by private yacht out of Palm Beach. That is the way to do it. All the privacy you want, private chef and the casinos and restaurants are there if you want them.
We didn’t get much new information from this show; however, it was great to hear from Luann that the wedding is still on and she is just as excited as ever.
Are you surprised that Luann and Tom chose the Bahamas for their honeymoon? Where did you go on your honey moon? What was your dream honeymoon fantasy?