Newlyweds Q&A: Rob and Ro on That Adorable (Rainy) First Look
Rob and Ro Brann discuss ugly crying, becoming the next Chrissy Teigan and John Legend, and, of course, that rain!
Bravotv.com: What were you feeling in the days leading up to the wedding? What were you most nervous about? What were you most excited about?
Rochelle Brann: The days leading up to the wedding were insane and I was feeling rushed! You assume planning a wedding is a breeze, but quickly learn that it's a really big job to do by yourself. And of course being the true Taurus that I am, I refused to enlist help, at least until the very last second. I wanted our day to feel intimate yet glamorous, but I was SO nervous about being able to pull it off and went just a little Bridezilla. What kept me going was looking forward to our first kiss as husband and wife, and the epic party with all of our friends!
Rob Brann: As our wedding day approached, the nerves began to fray. My bowtie game was weak, I was demoted to cupcake box construction, and our Friday the 13th wedding day forecast was grim with a chance of "yup, it's gonna rain." However, I was determined to go into this wedding "glass half full" and was stoked to be marrying the girl of my dreams.
Bravotv.com: Looking back, what is your favorite memory of your wedding day?
Rochelle: My favorite memory was SO emotional. I was getting impatient to see myself in the dress and the hair and the makeup, but the second I looked in the mirror, I burst into tears! The magnitude of the day hit me, and I'm so glad I was able to share that moment with my mom. It's been a long road for the two of us, but I think she realized I had found my soulmate and that her little girl was finally going to be okay!
Rob: Without a doubt, my favorite memory of our wedding day was the "first look." To all my bros out there, don't ever be ashamed to cry, women love it - however, I could have done much better than that semi-ugly cry.
Bravotv.com: What were you most looking forward to in married life?
Rochelle: I was most looking forward to starting a life with my partner in crime! I am obsessed with modern day power couples, like Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, and appreciate how their love lifts them both higher. Rob and I have such exciting goals for ourselves, and with the wedding wrapped up, there was nothing left to do but to start hustling toward building the R&R empire!
Rob: I had it in my head that married life would provide more stability in our relationship. And by more stability, I mean more sex, less arguing, and a commonality of plans. I mean, come on, aren't these the three things that every guy wants in a wife? Jokes aside, I was looking forward to meeting life's ups and downs head-on with my best friend and the HBIC.
Bravotv.com: So, did you find it to be good luck with rain on your Friday the 13th wedding day? Any “mantrums”?
Rochelle: Biggest lesson learned? Getting married on Friday the 13th ain't for the faint of heart! It's like the universe shoots you one big middle finger, but somehow the rain was a little bit of good luck. When the clouds cleared and I finally made it down the aisle, everything was pure magic. I swear in that moment, the love we felt from our family, friends, and each other was almost tangible and it's something I know we can both hold onto forever. It's easy to get caught up in the rain and the frivolous details, but when we're old and grey, I'll always remember the promises we made to each other that day!
Rob: As it goes in any fairy tale love story, love conquers all! So, despite the ominous rainstorm - and the minor "mantrum" with a pesky bowtie before the wedding - the day played out memorably. The most rewarding thing for me about the wedding was seeing how happy it made Ro. I watched this woman agonize over every minute detail for months and to finally see the fruits of her labor was definitely something special. Oh, and those cupcake boxes?? ON POINT!