Ah… June, the month of cliché weddings and we are having quite a spat of them from the housewives. Tamra from RHOOC, and Joanna from RHOM both finally dragged their men down the aisle this week and Nene is hot on their heels.
Let’s start with Tamra as it is the most interesting of the three not very interesting ceremonies. The interesting thing is who the bridesmaids were. Vicki and Heather were bridesmaids and Gretchen was not. I have been telling you guys that Tamra and Gretchen were both going behind each others backs trying to get the wedding spin-off. Rumor has it that it was Slade who was pressuring Bravo even moreso than Gretchen for a wedding by Bravo. It’s possible that they might get the free wedding treatment this season. But all of this jostling for position (and the good edit) has definitely caused a major rift between Gretchen and Tamra. Remember Gretchen post this Bravo blog just a couple days before Tamra’s wedding. Alexis was at the wedding which we also expected as her storyline has her making up with pretty much everyone except Gretchen this season. By the time the reunion rolls around, Gretchen will be the persecuted and Alexis and Tamra will both be redeemed. Also in attendance were all of the spouses, including Brooks Ayers. So it would seem those two are still together despite being in the middle of a messy lawsuit.
As for all the pomp and circumstance, despite Tamra insisting to the tabloids that she was a simple girl with simple desires for her nuptials, she had THREE wedding gowns all sponsored by the same designer. These weddings by Bravo have become a coveted infomercial from the gowns right down to the jewelry and brand of liquor served. And yes, Colin Cowie was there once again directing the show. Eddie, who seems really invested in making the day about him, perhaps because it is his first wedding and Tamra’s third, should be pleased with the “golden bicycle” that Cowie somehow incorporated into a chandelier. Clearly, that is a nod toward his love for cycling.
As for Joanna and Romain… they got married last Thursday night, it is the second of two made for Bravo weddings of Real Housewives of Miami season three. Adriana De Moura tied the knot with Frederic Marq last month in a fake ceremony for the show. Despite all the storyline about Adriana having cold feet, it was discovered last year that these two were married years ago. Speaking of Adriana, she and Alexia Echevarria,and Lisa Hochstein are the only cast members who we know for sure made the trek out to Hollywood for her wedding.
Next up? Nene Leakes who will be getting married just as soon as the Bravo cameras can regroup and get to the location. I am sure it will be fabulous. It appears she has invited every single housewife current and former to attend. This allegedly includes, Jill Zarin who has been twatting about it. Or so I hear. I cannot bear to follow her.