“Actual Housewives of Atlanta” star Cynthia Bailey and Fox sportscaster, Mike Hill are about to say “I do” — and their luxurious wedding ceremony could have COVID-19 security guidelines so strict that safety will boot anybody not taking part in ball.
“As an alternative of focusing on the equipment in my hair or what sort of meals we’re going to have, Mike and I’ve been placing most of our wedding ceremony vitality into COVID-19 protocols,” Bailey instructed Web page Six Tuesday. “And we ain’t playin’ round.”
Clearly not, because the soon-to-be bride and groom have a agency plan in place to ensure associates and household have fun their Oct. 10 affair safely, together with offering their visitors with face masks and shields.
Safety awaits anybody who believes they’re above sporting the protecting gear.
“If anybody doesn’t adhere to the principles, then they’re simply going to be requested to go away,” Bailey asserted. “We’re taking this critically, we need to shield ourselves and our visitors.”
Their chosen venue, the Governors Towne Membership in Acworth, Ga., will present socially-distanced seating that’s each indoors and open air.
“Now we have so many guidelines and laws in play, I’m stunned anybody is coming,” Bailey mentioned with a chuckle. “Now we have sanitizing stations, we have now an precise basin to clean your arms in earlier than you enter the venue, we have now temperature checks and the way in which the venue is about up, you could be indoors or open air the complete time if you wish to.”
She continued, “We arrange the meals stations taking all of this into consideration, and you don’t have to take a seat at a desk with individuals you don’t know, you may form of transfer round. It’s an enormous house, so that you could be as distant from individuals as you need whereas nonetheless feeling related to the ceremony.”
It must be huge to spaciously accommodate her confirmed 250 visitors, a headcount Bailey estimated pre-coronavirus. Whereas she assumed journey problems would lead to a fewer confirmations, it appears even a pandemic can’t cease the present.
Anticipate to see Bailey’s “RHOA” co-stars on the ceremony, together with Kandi Burruss, Kenya Moore and former “RHOA” solid mate Eva Marcille, who will all function bridesmaids.
After slowly falling out over the past two seasons, former bestie and co-star NeNe Leakes was nonetheless despatched an invite, Bailey confirms.
Whereas Leakes — who introduced her personal departure from “RHOA” final month — has but to RSVP, the bride-to-be continues to be keen to welcome her to witness her huge day.
“Actually, with the whole lot going on so far as her leaving the present, I wasn’t certain how comfy she’d be attending the marriage figuring out she has points [with Bravo]. You simply by no means know what somebody goes via, however she’s nonetheless greater than welcome to come back.
“No matter the place NeNe and I are in our relationship, she was good for the present,” Bailey went on to confess. “I’m at all times going to present her her props for that, you may’t take away all she’s executed for the Atlanta franchise.”
As for fiancé Hill, Bailey says she positively feels otherwise than she did within the days main as much as her first marriage to restauranteur Peter Thomas again in 2010.
“I really feel simply as excited and optimistic as I did main as much as my first marriage. What’s totally different is that I’m totally different. I’m older, I’m 53 years outdated. I’m wiser,” she mentioned. “The one strategy to learn to be a spouse is to be one, and that was my first expertise. I now know what I would like and what I don’t need in a relationship, in a wedding.
“For years, I mentioned very publicly that I’d by no means get married once more, however God had different plans. I met Mike Hill!”