Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Requiem For A Wedding - Real Houswives Of Atlanta Version

Ah.....Cynthia & Peter's nuptials.  Where do I start?  No, seriously - where do I begin?  If you follow me on Facebook or Twitter {I sure hope you do!}, then you'll know that I'm a fan of the saga known as The Real Housewives Of Atlanta.  The season finale on Sunday evening was the "reveal" of model Cynthia Bailey and her fiance', businessman Peter Thomas' wedding at the Fernbank Museum in the ATL.  It's safe to say {and I'd be willing to wager some money on this statement} that wedding planning professionals across the country were "clutching their pearls", having attacks of "the vapors" and generally shaking their heads as we watched the event unfold.

We were all doing the "armchair quaterback" thing....it's what we do.  It's the nature of the beast.  So when images of timelines and to do lists, scribbled on sheets of paper and clumsily tacked onto a wall behind the bride-to-be were shown on camera....the first words out of my mouth were:  "Are you KIDDING me??".  I know I wasn't the only one.  From a dress being "fitted" a couple of hours PRIOR to the ceremony, to wedding bands not being purchased, finding $3000 for the bar, not having bridesmaid's dresses, a MOB and SOB straight up "hiding" the marriage license...oh, yes - we had the makings of pure comedy and foolisness.

So...over this week, I'm going to delve into aspects of this wedding to do a "case study" of sorts and let me be clear:  I wish them the best.  But when you put your business on national television - it does open up the gates of  **side eye** and other types of "commentary.  I'm going to do my level best to be fair..and show you WHY things went wrong {based on what we saw in that episode}.  I'm also going to be brutally honest, because I think it's important that EVERYONE, professional & consumer alike - understand that the notion of planning a wedding isn't for the faint of heart.....

Stay tuned.....

photo credit: Bravo Television

3 comments:

Jessica R. said...

Yes we most certainly were clinching our pearls. I couldn't believe it!

RedCarpetPlanner said...

I was shocked to see all of those papers stuck up on the wall looking like a complete mess. I look forward to your further breakdown of the RHOA Wedding Spectacle.

njwash said...

I first thought the board was some project that Noelle, her daughter was working on. When I realized what it was I just put my head down. Then for her mother and sister to actually hide the license and her to NOT know that they did not have ANY RINGS, complete and utter nonsense. This wedding should NOT have happened! Looking forward to your take on it.