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Inside NeNe Leakes Wedding: The Dress, The NINE Bridesmaids, The Guest List & The Surprise Musical Guest Revealed!


Jun. 24 2013, Published 5:55 a.m. ET

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The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leaks and her husband Gregg tied the knot on Saturday in a lavish ceremony in Atlanta, Ga. -- and RadarOnline has all the details about the affair, from the the exquisite reception, to the surprise musical guest and where the couple decided to seat their star-studded friends.

NeNe, 45, donned a white Gabrielle Arango gown, while her 58-year-old beau wore a traditional suit for the nuptials, which were held at the five star InterContinental Buckhead Hotel.

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The bride walked down the aisle -- escorted by sons Bryson Bryant and Brentt -- to the sound of Whitney Houston's "I Believe in You and Me", as performed by gospel singer Kim Burrell.

In a touching moment, Brentt, NeNe’s youngest son, "started crying and he and Gregg had a moment," a spywitness told Radar.

More than 400 guests -- including NeNe's dog Playa -- watched from satin covered chairs which were decorated with white flowers.

The ceremony was officiated by Judge Greg Mathis, from the syndicated television show judge, Judge Mathis. "During the vows, NeNe refused to repeat the standard ‘for richer or poorer’ line, opting instead only for 'richer," our source revealed.

NeNe had nine bridesmaids, including 'RHOA' costars Cynthia Bailey and Marlo Hampton, Basketball Wives LA star Laura Govan, Basketball Wives Miami star Jennifer Williams and her BFF Diana Gowins.

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"I chose each of these ladies for different reasons but the main reason was that they have stood by me, supported me and, at times, they have been a shoulder on," the Bravo reality star told guests in the program.

"We have shared some of the most charitable memories together! I call each of these ladies my friend!"

Star Jones' ex-husband, Al Reynolds, was one of Gregg's nine groomsmen.

Following the ceremony, guests made their way to the reception at the hotel's Windsor Ballroom, where each table featured extravagant chandelier centerpieces, complete with candles.

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Joining the newlyweds for the occasion were NeNe’s fellow 'RHOA' cast members Phaedra Parks, Porsha Williams, Kandi Burruss, Mama Joyce, Lisa Wu Hartwell as well as a pregnant Kim Zolciak and Kroy Biermann.

Kenya Moore was not there, a source said!

Bravo alumna Gretchen Rossi and Slade Smiley, from the Real Housewives of Orange County , Patti Stanger and fiancé David Krause, Real Housewives of Miami star Marysol Patton, ex Real Housewives of New York star Jill Zarin all enjoyed the reception together on one table.

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Other guests included Vivica Fox , The Young and the Restless star Victoria Rowell, Omarosa , Tameka Raymond, the ex-wife of Usher, and Michelle Epps, the wife of comedian Mike Epps.

At one point during the reception, Gregg presented NeNe with a crystal portrait of herself, telling the audience "we started from the bottom now we here" as the DJ payed Drake’s hit song with those same lyrics, a source said.

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Music during the wedding was provided by a host of performers, including the Good Times Brass Band, Gasner Allen and The Atlanta 'Seeit' Choir.

But the pièce de résistance was a surprise performance by American Idol winner Fantasia Barrino, who wowed the crowed with three songs for the on-again couple.

"We are sincerely thankful for your presence here today to share this special occasion with us," NeNe and Gregg wrote in the program.

"Our lives are truly richer because of your friendship, support, prayer, encouragement and unconditional love. We are overjoyed to continue in this journey together. Each of you holds a special place in our hearts and we are truly blesses that you are here to celebrate with us."

NeNe and Gregg divorced in 2011 after 13 years of marriage, but reconciled last year.

Their made-for-television wedding will feature in a 'RHOA' spin-off, I Dream of Nene: The Wedding, set to air later this year on Bravo.



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