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Thanks for watching Tamra's OC Wedding and I hope you had a great Labor Day weekend.
About three years ago I watched a beautiful wedding from my balcony at the St. Regis Monarch Beach. I always thought to my self that I would love to get married there one day. Well that one day happened, and it was more beautiful than I thought. When I got the email that there was an opening and it was only five weeks away I knew we could make it happen.
So my hunt for the perfect wedding planner started immediately. We interviewed several amazing people, but I knew when I met Diann Valentine that she was the one. She thought about things that I would have never thought about. You will see more of Diann throughout the series. And NO I did not buy those shoes for $6,000. They were amazing but not that amazing!
CUT Fitness: I loved that you got to see a small portion of our Fitness Studio (CUTfitoc.com). Eddie and Lissa were teaching a BODYPUMP class, which is one our most popular classes. CUT Fitness is 6,300 square feet and we have three studios where we teach a variety of class like TRX, BODYPUMP, RIPPED, GRIT, CYCLING. WHINE-BARRE, YOGA, CXWORX and the list goes on. If you live close by, come and try a few class on the house.
The Budget! I understand Eddie wants to keep to the budget but what Eddie doesn't know wont hurt him...Right? Eddie would have gone to Mexico and gotten married on the beach in his swim trunks if it was entirely up to him. In fact our plan was to do our wedding at the St. Regis, then go away with just the immediate family and get married privately. But our wedding was so perfect that there was no reason to do that. I kept to the budget as much as I could, but there are some things you just cant chintz on.
Cake Tasting at It's All About the Cake.com with Vicki was so much fun. All the flavors tasted so yummy that I decided to do different flavors on each tier. I knew that I wanted my cake to be the centerpiece of the reception. I was either going to get an eight foot cake or have cake suspended for the ceiling. Diann helped me with the final decision and I cant wait for you too see how it looked.
Man of Honor: I am sure you remember Ricky from past seasons. Ricky has been in my life for about 11 years, our children go to school together. I will always remember the day I met him at school orientation. He was with his partner-now husband Diego and there was a huge crowd and everyone was trying to figure out what teacher their child was getting. Ricky and Diego were behind me bickering back and forth. I finally turned around and said something funny and broke the ice and we have been friends ever since. Ricky has helped me through so much in my life. We always joked that Ricky was going to be a bridesmaid and wear some horrible taffeta dress. But I always knew that he was going to be my Man of Honor or what he likes to call it "Gay of Honor" and there would be NO horrible dress.
Later that night a dinner Heather started talking about the strippers in Mexico and of course Eddie over heard her. It's not like he didn't know there were strippers in Mexico, I told him. He had not seen the episode of RHOC yet and when Heather started talking about "ear humping," he got a little pissed off.
Strip Club: I Had NO problem With Eddie at a strip club, after all they had cameras following them. Eddie has always told me that strip clubs are not his thing. When Terry started texting pics of Eddie with the stripper, it started to feel a little too real. Some of the pictures looked as if he was having a little too much fun, if you know what I mean. I tried to get a hold of Eddie but he obviously had his hands full.
The rest is history and I do not care to rehash it. I will forever have that memory in my mind and I hate it. Eddie was more out to get me back for what happened in Vegas and all I have to say is. . .TOUCHE! We both agree that things got out of hand and nothing like that will ever happen again. I love Eddie more that I have ever loved a man in my life. For the record: there was NO breast in the mouth.
Cant wait for next Monday for Part 2!