We Got Married - AGAIN!
Family - We did it - AGAIN! We renewed our vows on April 20! Here's a little inside scoop on the day ... and night!
First, you know we celebrated our 25th anniversary by renewing our vows at a wedding ceremony because when we got married 25 years ago, we didn’t have enough money for a wedding. We wanted a ‘fairytale wedding,’ so we picked an ‘enchanted forest’ theme: from the invitation, which has David and me acting crazy in the middle of a forest – in 3D! ...to the décor, which featured live trees, greenery and all kinds of flowers at the reception... to our grandbabies as our wedding party dressed as little princes and princesses. Our kids weren’t happy THEY didn’t get to be in the ceremony, but they eventually were ok with it because their kids got to be up front with us!
KP Designs helped to coordinate the event hosted at the Joule Hotel in Dallas, creating the old-world romantic, beautiful, chic and lush feel we wanted for our guests. The Cake Guys created the wedding cake, and Christy Davison from Dallas’ Sweet Creations made the groom’s cake. My dress was designed by Binzario Couture.
Ok, speaking of my dress, it makes me emotional to talk about. I spent months designing the gown with the designer, so I knew every intimate detail of it, but when I saw it at my final fitting – I cried and cried. It was everything I could have ever dreamed of in a bridal gown and something 25 years ago I never would have imagined I’d ever get to wear. I felt like I was in a fairytale in it, but I have to say, no more than I felt 25 years ago when I was blessed enough to marry my forever love, my best friend, my baby daddy, David!
Entertainment for our guests was high on the priority list for our reception. Shawn Martin and The Go-Go Band and singer/songwriter Terrell Carter performed, we had an amazing dance troupe take us to a 'forest' of dreams, comedian Derrick Kenner made us laugh so hard we cried, and there was even an impromptu performance of “Take Me To The King” with Kirk Franklin (First time we've ever performed that song together live - what a moment for me!).
Thank ya'll for your congratulations and well wishes. We really REALLY appreciate it! We took a couple weeks off, and now I'm headed out to Bahamas with Radio One to do a show, then I've got the MacDonalds Tour and other dates David and I are doing together. PLUS, there'll be a BIG announcement about a fall tour that you'll hear 'bout soon enough... so stay tuned!