NeNe Leakes was so hype over her recent wedding redux to Gregg Leakes last month, having a lavish ceremony in Atlanta that she posted photos from all over the Internet, blah blah. The whole thing was filmed for TV, over 400 guests were in attendance and there was plenty of fun to be had for all. The problem? Uh, NeNe didn’t pay for any of this… and now she’s being sued by her wedding planner.
The woman going after Leakes is Tiffany Cook — who claims NeNe hired Dream Design Weddings to coordinate the party for her marriage to Gregg Leakes on June 22, 2013 … a wedding that will featured on a Bravo TV special in September.
In her suit, filed in Georgia, Cook claims Leakes promised to pay her 15% of the entire wedding budget PLUS fees design and execution of the wedding PLUS travel expenses to the event.
In total, Cook claims NeNe’s budget for the wedding was $1.8 MILLION!!!!!!!!! And Cook claims she was due $270k (the 15%) PLUS another $889,900 (design fees) PLUS $1,750 (4 coach tickets from Florida to Georgia).
Cook claims NeNe did fork over the initial down payment ($18,750) … but she hasn’t seen a penny since — and is suing for the remaining $1,142,900 balance … PLUS damages.
In total, Cook — who also put together Kordell Stewart’s wedding to Porsha — wants more than $2.5 MILLION for her troubles.
Sounds like a hot mess. Also, how the hell is she due another nearly million dollars for design fees if the entire wedding budget was $1.8 million? Like, girl, no. Something tells me there’s some lying going on here. If you didn’t receive full payment for all of your services, fair enough. But to try and tack on all this other money – $2.5 million in total, which is almost a million MORE than the ENTIRE WEDDING BUDGET – then you need to get to steppin’.