Monica and Shannon Brown made headlines over the weekend after they tied the knot for a second time in Los Angeles. The couple secretly married in a private ceremony in L.A. last fall … but decided to hold an “official” wedding in front and family and friends this time around.
Among the celebrity guests who attended the weekend ceremony and reception were Shannon’s Los Angeles Lakers teammate Kobe Bryant and his wife Vanessa, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes, rapper/actor LL Cool J, NBA player Carmelo Anthony and his wife Lala Vazquez and more.
Look below for more on Monica’s wedding and to watch never-before-seen video footage from inside the ceremony:
Monica said the wedding exceeded her expectations and fulfilled her dream of being spectacular but also something their familes could enjoy. “I was just overwhelmed. I’m glad because I didn’t think about this 50 lb train that I was dragging behind me. I just had to take a deep breath, because I was really trying not to cry.”
LL Cool J said he tought the ceremony was “romantic,” with just the right music to set the mood. Monica’s good friend Lala Anthony said love was definitely “in the air” and revealed that the very next day was her one-year anniversary with husband Carmelo Anthony.
Monica said she’ll auction off her reception dress to benefit the Susan G. Komen foundation, the world’s largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists.
When asked on her wedding night where she would honeymoon, Monica responded that she didn’t know yet. She explained that her friend Ludacris couldn’t make the ceremony due to a scheduling conflict, but he sent his plane to whisk her and Shannon off to an exotic location. Kevin later found out the newlyweds flew to the Caribbean island of Anguilla.