Beyond Saying ‘I Do’

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Shows like “Bridezillas” and “Say Yes to the Dress” have encouraged a cultural fascination with weddings, but when the wedding becomes more about the “big day,” as opposed to your life together, it may be a warning sign that perhaps this is a union best avoided.

Enter WE TV’s original series, “I Do Over,” a show designed to give happily married couples a second chance at the perfect wedding.

Having designed elegant ceremonies for celebrities including Toni Braxton, Martin Lawrence, Usher and more, Diann Valentine knows what it takes to turn a treasured wedding day into a glamorous fantasy. And if that’s not challenging enough, she only has five days to pull it off. She and her team pull together elements of grandeur these couples could never imagine.

I got a chance to talk with Diann about her favorite episodes, do-it-yourself brides, outrageous wedding party demands, and yes – the importance of focusing on the marriage and 20-year anniversary celebration, in addition to the wedding ceremony.

“I Do Over,” premieres Sunday, Nov. 13th at 10 p.m. EST/PST with six one-hour episodes, as part of WE TV’s “Wedding Sunday” lineup.

Nikki Woods is senior producer of “The Tom Joyner Morning Show.” The author of “Easier Said Than Done,” the Dallas-based Woods is currently working on her second and third novels. You can friend her on Facebook or follow her on Twitter: @nikkiwoods.

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