The big day is finally here! No, not New Year’s Eve, I’ll get to that in another post. It’s Luann de Lesseps Wedding Day! If there is one person on earth that actually enjoyed this year, it’s Luann. The happy couple has been on numerous vacations this year and seem blissfully happy together. It’s also Tom’s birthday and of course NYE so there is a lot of celebrating going on down in Palm Beach.
The only current RHONY on the invitation list is Dorinda, who is also a bridesmaid. Dorinda is credited for introducing the two. Besides all of that, if Luann had not invited her everyone would have wandered around asking, “What are you doing here without Dorinda?” Well, I would have anyway. I’m sure Dorinda will make it nice.
Former RHONY Jill Zarin along with her husband Bobby will also be in attendance. It seems this couple has decided to be snowbirds and take up a winter residence in Boca Raton. Jill will be near her parents there and Bobby will have a warm climate in which to convalesce. Sadly, Bobby’s cancer is back again and this time it has gone to his brain. Jill is being very brave and keeping a positive attitude as well as keeping very busy. She recently spent five days in Cuba on a girls trip while Bobby spent time with his daughter. It seems she is now ready to settle down with family and spend the winter with her family.
Oh, one more thing about Jill. I can finally confirm that she did shoot a scene for the upcoming RHONY season. She and Bobby, Luann and Tom and Dorinda and John all went to dinner at Phillipe in Manhattan. It’s a very expensive Chinese place. The scene was to discuss the upcoming adventures in Florida.
Also in town, and oddly staying with Jill is RHOA Cynthia Bailey. She has been in Boca for a few days now hanging out while Noelle is with Leon. Noelle and Leon went on a trip to Jamaica and are now skiing in Aspen. Now that’s the life!
The another housewife who received an invite was Marysol Patton from RHOM. Because everyone loves Marysol. The photos are from the rehearsal dinner last night and I didn’t spy Marysol there but she is expected at the ceremony and reception. Marysol had other parties to attend in Miami last night. Because, social butterfly.
Oh I forgot Kelly Bensimon. She was invited as well. She came down about a week ago and has been staying all over the Miami area from Boca to South Beach. So she brings out housewife total to five.
The Count, Luann’s prior husband, was extended an invitation and sent his regrets. That would have been kind of weird. Do people really invite their exes to their future weddings? They remain good friends though so it makes sense in that way.
That’s the scoop on the invite list. As I said, I do not believe the wedding itself will be filmed. I’m not sure if any of it will be filmed at all. There is an all-cast wedding celebration planned for immediately after the couple returns from their Bahamian honey in NYC. This is where the bitches will get ugly and Luann will not care one whit.
I will keep you updated with photos as they begin to be posted. Probably a good post for tomorrow.
Edited to Add: There likely won’t be any camera’s allowed at the actual ceremony because Lu has sold the rights to People Magazine. Page Six is saying that Bravo is pissed that Lu didn’t allow cameras there, but this is not true. Lu told Andy straight up she wasn’t going to have a fiasco of a housewives wedding. He understood. I am sure she will provide the footage she wants to share with Bravo and we will get to see some of it anyway. I think Lu is smart for keeping control over her big day and not letting Bravo ruin it with stupid scripted stuff.
I LOVE this photo of Luann. She’s beaming and glowing and happy. She looks 20 years younger. #Winning