RECAP: Sherri Shepherd's Wedding Broadcast
When The View co-host Sherri Shepherd married TV writer Lamar Sally last month in Chicago, she allowed camera crews to follow her around to catch all the behind-the-scenes drama, craziness and fun. The footage aired Tuesday night on The Style Network in a special called Wedding Fabulous: Sherri Shepherd Gets Married. And though Shepherd's nuptials included some celebrity guests, including bridesmaids Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Kym Whitley, Yvette Nicole Brown and Niecy Nash, most of the details covered in Wedding Fabulous covered were conspicuously not part of Kim Kardashian's wedding broadcast last month, USA Today reports.
For starters, the audience learned that Shepherd wore no underwear beneath her wedding dress. Instead, she got "vajazzled" — a decision that almost led to an embarrassing mishap when Hasselback lifted up Shepherd's dress to retrieve an errant microphone.
More cause for Shepherd's signature, self-deprecating humor, with just a touch of diva attitude, was on its way, as it was time to rehearse for a group rendition of "DJ Got Us Fallin' In Love." Shepherd joked about the challenges. "Let me tell you something," she she said. "We are not So You Think You Can Dance. We are not America's Best Dance Crew. We are not Dancing With the Stars. One of our groomsmen has a prosthetic leg. We rehearsed for six or seven hours and we were in so much pain!"
Worse pain seemed to come in the form of the monetary loss, Shepherd said, commenting on the moment she saw the bill."You couldn't see the tears because I had fake lashes on," she said, adding, "Even when the cameras turned off, I was crying. It freaked me out so badly." Similar to the Kardashian spectacle, however, the choice to air a TV special brought in some revenue that made the whole thing less tear-worthy. "I'm not going to lie, absolutely it helped," Shepherd said. "I think that's why a lot of of these shows are flourishing."
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