Jeannie Mai and Jeezy are now officially husband and wife, as they are reported to have tied the knot at an intimate ceremony at their home in Atlanta.
According to Vogue, the ceremony happened in Jeezy’s hometown of Atlanta, less than a year after he proposed. He initially wanted to go to Vietnam and propose in 2020 but the COVID-19 pandemic halted that and instead, he proposed in Los Angele.
The wedding is also coming days after TMZ reported that both Jeezy and Jeannie Mai had applied for their marriage license in Georgia. From that point, the two would have had six months to get married before they will have to file for the license again.
According to the report by Vogue, the two had originally wanted to get married in either Lake Como or the South of France. COVID-19 played a role in the two deciding on Jeezy’s hometown. His mother’s passing was also a factor.
“We were really looking forward to having all of our friends and family there to celebrate,” Jeannie Mai explained. “But we had to change all of our wedding plans due to COVID. After Jeezy’s mother unexpectedly passed, we quickly learned that life is too short. And at the end of the day, Jeezy and I really just wanted to become husband and wife.”
Jeannie also added that the two simply wanted to be married, regardless of where the wedding would take place. In Atlanta, she and Jeezy invited “immediate family” and “a few close friends” at their home.
“And at the end of the day, Jeezy and I really just wanted to become husband and wife. So we decided to turn our original wedding into a mini-mony, where we exchanged our vows in front of our immediate family and a few close friends.”
According to Vogue, COVID-19 protocols were also sure to be followed at the wedding as well.
The two required guests to have a negative COVID test at least two days prior to the wedding, on the day of, tests were also provided, and from that point, the guests were routed to Jeezy and Jeannie’s home. These protocols were done “in order to make their event as safe as possible for everyone in attendance.” This was definitely the right thing to do just to keep things on the safe side in regards to the virus.
Jeannie Mai, who is a co-host of “The Real,” while speaking about her wedding dress, told Vogue that she had always wanted to wear a wedding dress by Galia Lahav, a dream that became a reality at the couple’s intimate nuptials.
“I collaborated with my stylist Lisa Cera and the Galia Lahav atelier to custom design the layers and the perfect hue,” Mai said of her dress, which featured see-through paneling and hand-placed nude appliqués.
“I envisioned this gown before it was even made,” she added. “I can’t believe it turned out so perfect. It’s the most beautiful gown I have ever seen.”
She accessorized her bridal attire with a handmade headpiece featuring a 15-foot Galia Lahav veil, which her hairstylist “impressively sewed” into her hair.
“For hair and makeup, I wanted a sleek and graceful finish, along with a bit of drama,” Mai explained.
She wore her hair pulled back into a ponytail, completing the look with diamond and morganite earrings created by her friend Rosalina Lydster.
Jeezy, 43, also opted for a special style, enlisting tailor Teofilo Flor and stylist Chris Shelby to design his custom champagne blush suit.
The new couple didn’t let their designer duds get in the way of tearing it up on the dance floor, though, as they opted for comfier clothing at the reception.
“Jeezy and I changed into our own special matching Versace silk pajamas,” Mai said. “And then we danced the night away to our favorite hits, feeling cozier than ever.”
While guests were told to wear off-white clothing to the ceremony symbolizing the “peace in [the couple’s] union,” per Vogue — they were gifted “custom monogrammed Cozy Earth pajamas” at the afterparty.
Mai and Jeezy began dating in 2018 and got engaged in 2020 during quarantine, after the rapper’s planned proposal in Vietnam was thwarted by the pandemic.
It’s the first marriage for Jeezy, who is the father of three children, and the second for Mai, who split from ex-husband Freddy Harteis in 2017 after a 10-year union.