Emmy award-winning television host Jeannie Mai and Grammy-nominated recording artist Jeezy tied the knot in an intimate ceremony at their home in Atlanta.
A year ago, the "The Real" co-host and "I Luv It' rapper Jeezy got engaged. Last month, on March 27, the couple decided to say their "I do's" and get married according to "Vogue".
The Coronavirus pandemic forced the forty-three-year-old musicians' international proposal plans to change, then subsequently their dream destination wedding plans.
Though the pair wanted to have their wedding in Lake Como or the South of France with a group of friends and family, they decided to plans.
"But we had to change all of our wedding plans due to COVID. After Jeezy's mother unexpectedly passed, we quickly learned that life is too short. And at the end of the day, Jeezy and I really just wanted to become husband and wife."
She goes on to explain how they adapted the original idea and turned it into a "mini-mony," where they exchanged vows. The wedding party included her and Jeezy's immediate family and a few close friends.
Mai's wedding dress was a combination of elegant and a touch of drama with a custom nude Galia Lahav gown, including a sheer bodice. The skirt was flowing chiffon with the matching nude appliqués applied to the dress by hand; she told "Vogue."
"The finished product was everything I envisioned."
On the other hand, Jeezy called upon Teofilo Flor, his go-to tailor, and stylist Kris Shelby. They came up with a champagne blush suit to match Mai's dress. Meanwhile, guests were asked to do the unusual and dress in white to symbolize "peace in their union."
Before saying their vows, the couple observed a traditional Vietnamese tea ceremony and bowed four times to show respect to their ancestors and parents, said Mai.
After that, they said their vows and sealed the deal with a kiss. Following the intimate ceremony, the couple and their guests enjoyed an after-party, including a special performance from Jeannie's mother, "Mama Mai."
May 27, 2021