Words: Raeven T. Bostic
Kandi Burruss is a married woman now!!
On April 4th, with Bravo cameras in tow, Altanta housewife star and her man Todd Tucker exchanged vows in front of 300 guests in an over-the-top wedding in Atlanta. Kandi shared her pictures with In Touch Weekly who gives details on the loving affair!
Inside the issue, Kandi looks like a princess… literally- in a $20,000 gown designed by Atlanta-designer Reco Chapple. The dress, which was a mermaid fit, was decked in an ombre’d-styled ostrich feathers and featured a 12-foot long train.
With only a month to pull together a huge wedding, there should be plenty of material for Kandi’s wedding spin-off. She tells In Touch:
‘The whole thing was like a fairy tale![,,,]I didn’t know if I was going to be able to pull this all together. I couldn’t wait around hoping things would get better. I just had to do it and hope for the best.’
Her bridal party was a reality television reunion, including her best friend and maid of honor Carmon (who Mama Joyce accused of creeping with Todd), former Xscape member Tiny Harris, Fantasia Barrino, Love & Hip Hop: New York star, Rasheeda Frost, and RHOA cast mate, Phaedra Parks.
Meanwhile, designer Reco Chapple gave some insider details to “Talking With Tami” about what it was like creating Kandi’s Swarovski crystal-covered gown.
‘Actually at first I was a bit mad because people in her camp did not want me to make it. Kandi explained that she was comfortable with working with me. She decided to go with me as the designer and I was honored![…]We used a power mesh nude illusion material for the foundation which came from NYC. The ostrich feathers were flown in from China and the Swarovski crystals were flown in from India. She didn’t wear a veil but her tiara was custom made from Kelvin Russell.’
We worked on Kandi’s gown morning, noon and night! Sun up, till sun down! It took a little over a week and a half. The Swarovski crystals were hand woven into the dress and was full of intricate details. We also made all 7 bridesmaid dresses as well.[…]She wore a mesh Christian Louboutin Body Strass Mesh heel that was worth $1,195.
They were dope as heck!
The wedding was lovely!
Kandi’s wedding spin-off should be airing on Bravo soon!! But until then, take a look at the wedding pics below: