I’m glad that on this week’s episode of Bridezillas we saw a couple that had balance. Ashanti played Donald Trump and fired all of her bridesmaids because they refused to sign bridal party contracts. Her groom Geoff was a laid back guy who acknowledged Ashanti’s outrageous ways…he accepted her for whom she was. The thing I loved about Ashanti, yes I said “love,” was that she acknowledged her craziness. Every woman has that tipping point where they can no longer function with day-to-day decisions such as choosing what shoes to wear on your wedding day. Wedding planning just does that. I understand that it can be one of the most difficult moments in a woman’s life and you don’t want to make that decision on your own without a solid support group like we saw with Ashanti.

Unlike past Bridezillas I’ve seen, Ashanti tried her best to hide her angry side from Geoff. It showed how much she cared about her relationship. As a man I’m glad she found alternatives to take that anger out on everyone else! It may not have been the right thing to do, but I’m proud that Ashanti had respect for her soon to be husband. Everyone around Ashanti understood that she was a drama queen. The contracts were a little out of the ordinary, but what do you do expect when you’re not able to pay the professionals because you‘re on a tight budget? Friends should take over those professional responsibilities because they are “loyal friends.” Perfectly understandable! Especially in LA…hometown of flaky friends who would probably get “stuck in traffic” or get into a “car accident while driving their grandmother’s car” anyway.

If you have a different opinion of Ashanti, let me ask you this…what man wouldn’t like a woman who is a clumsy pole dancer? Or a woman who gets buzzed at the nail salon with her girlfriends? Sounds like a keeper to me!

I bought my dress at a store called One Night Affair. The total cost was $1400, which included the dress, veil, alterations and additional train. I’ve always hated white dresses, they look cheap to me. My dress was an ivory St. Pucci designed dress with a ball gown princess look. It was so simple and sexy with a sheer and embroidered corset top with pearls and small rhinestones. The dress had the most beautiful big Cinderella-like ball gown bottom! My favorite part of the dress was my corset of course! It gave me the vavavoooom I was looking for, while still remaining traditional and classy.

I really don’t understand the importance of shoes that will never be seen under such a large dress, but my shoes were nonetheless gorgeous. I wore a very low heal with rhinestones covering it. But for the majority of the ceremony I wore “something borrowed” from one of my bridesmaids; cute Tori Burch ballerina shoes. 🙂 My jewelry was purchased the day of the wedding by my grandmother. She bought a simple drop necklace with a pearl with matching earrings. Loved them! My hair was once again, “princess-like.” I had a small portion up in the front, with cascading curls down my back. Everyone said I looked like a cake-topper. I believe I looked like a Queen fit for the prince in a Disney movie since my hubby to be looked like a King in his military tux.

This was definitely the dress of my dreams! I only wore one dress because I felt that was all I needed. I wouldn’t have changed a THING about my dress. I didn’t tell anyone how much it really was going to cost. I just MADE it fit into the budget.