|Shannon Brown and Monica.|
This time the couple went all out. They were married at Vibiana, a renovated 19th century cathedral in downtown Los Angeles. A few hundred guests, among whom Lala Vazquez, Carmelo Anthony, Derek Fisher and Kobe Bryant, were present to see Monica walk down the aisle in a Stephan Roland wedding gown. During the 30-minute ceremony the couple exchanged Christian vows.
Their three sons were driven to the ceremony in a horse and carriage. Monica has two sons from her previous engagement to Rodney "Rocko" Hill: Rodney Jr, 6, and Romelo, 3. Shannon's son from a previous relationship is mostly referred to as 'fatman', but I hope that he was referred to by his real name yesterday.
Afterwards the newlyweds and their guests enjoyed a three-course sit down dinner. The dinner tables were decorated with centerpieces of hydrangea and roses. The reception had a purple and blue theme and guests had been asked to dress in different shades of blue as well.
The newlyweds had a whirlwind romance, meeting last summer - when Shannon played Monica's love interest in the video of 'Love All Over Me' - getting engaged in October, and married in November.
UPDATE: US Weekly has the scoop on Monica and Shannon's wedding. They manage to tell us that a 40-piece gospel choir sung to the couple and that the menu consisted of short ribs, Fatburgers, and a lemon horse-and-carriage cake.
|Monica's custom-made Stephane Rolland wedding dress|
Monica said to US Weekly, "other than when my kids were born it was the best day of my life!"