Porsha Williams & Simon Guobadia Wed In Two Ceremonies In Atlanta
Former RHOA star Porsha Williams and Simon Guobadia tied the knot this weekend and celebrated with two wedding ceremonies in Atlanta. According to People, Porsha and Simon had a traditional Nigerian wedding ceremony on Friday (November 25th). On Saturday (November 26th), the couple tied the knot again in an American wedding at a Methodist Church in front of 350 people.
According to People, Porsha’s second wedding was planned but Eliana Baucicault of Elly B events. Guests included RHOA stars NeNe Leakes, Kim Zolciak-Biermann, Monyetta Shaw, Kandi Burruss, Drew Sidora and Cynthia Bailey. Comedian Rickey Smiley, Love & Hip Hop: Atlanta‘s Karlie Redd, Married to Medicine‘s Quad Webb, Basketball Wives’ Jennifer Williams and T.I. and Tiny Harris were also in attendance.
Williams, who wore a white lace Frida ballgown, was walked down the aisle with her brother Hosea Williams III. As Porsha walked down the aisle, gospel singer Tasha Cobbs Leonard sang “For Every Mountain” with a gospel choir and 40-piece orchestra.
Ahead of the wedding, Porsha told People, “I definitely want the Lord to be in the place. I want the Holy Spirit to usher us into being a husband and wife. I’m from the south, so I love being in church. I’ve never been married in a church, and Simon’s never been married in a church, so it’s going to be a new experience for both of us.”
Although they had a ceremony the night before, the couple waited to exchange their wedding bands until they met each other at the altar on Saturday.
After the ceremony, Williams –who wore four dresses at the second ceremony, changed into a gown by Albina Dyla for their reception ball held at the St. Regis Atlanta. The space was decorated in cream and nude colors. Guests were treated to a surprise performance by the R&B group Dru Hill.
Williams said about the wedding, “I really wanted to hear the song ‘Beauty Is Her Name.’ I have always thought about having on a wedding dress and dancing to it. And then my husband would say, ‘Beauty Is Her Name.’ I love Dru Hill and am so glad the whole group is back together.”
Porsha and Simon’s first ceremony took place at the Four Seasons Atlanta. They were joined by 250 guests.