Essence Magazine covers Ameriie's Dream Design Wedding by Tiffany Nieves-Cook
Friday, June 24, 2011 | 6:36 PM
Exclusive: Ameriie Gears Up For Dream Wedding
By Charli Penn
Ameriie's stunning destination wedding was planned and designed by Tiffany Nieves-Cook of WE TV's Platinum Weddings Essence Magazine
Singer Ameriie and former Columbia Records executive Lenny Nicholson have told ESSENCE.com exclusively that they will tie the knot in a lavish oceanfront ceremony in Anguilla tomorrow, Saturday June 25th, at the breathtaking premier hotspot Hotel Viceroy. The pair released the following statement to us today:
"Essence readers have been huge supporters of my music career and it is my joy to share exclusively with you the good news of my wedding tomorrow. I am elated. I have been in love for the past 7 and a half years and it is my joy to share the good news with you. My future husband Lenny Nicholson is a wonderful man whom I love. Thank you so much for your love and support."
The happy couple carefully selected the luxe resort to cater to the unique needs of their special day. To ensure a unique experience for the guests and the utmost privacy, Ameriie and Lenny have bought out the majority of the property, complete with a sunset lounge and pool, a cliff top restaurant, and breathtaking panoramic views of the Caribbean Sea. The pair plan to host an intimate group of friends and family. The weekend festivities will include a welcome reception for their honored guests, the ceremony and reception, and to farewell brunch to close.
The bride-to-be, who changed the spelling of her name last year to Ameriie with two "i"s, will walk down the aisle in a custom couture Monique Lhullier gown that was customized just for her by designer Mark Ingram and her groom will wear a Hugo Boss tux. The ceremony is scheduled to begin at 5pm. Ameriie’s pastor Reverend Phillip E. Knight, Sr. plans to officiates.
“We are so very excited and full of joy on the eve of our wedding,” Ameriie says in a statement to ESSENCE.com. “We thank everyone for their well wishes and love.“
A true fashionista, the bride has worked with celebrity planner Tiffany Nieves-Cook from WE’s ‘Platinum Weddings’ to create an opulent setting for the event. Some highlights will include 3D glass gobo lights for the property, spectacular rose floral arrangements flown in from China, and a 3.5 ft. 7-tier Sicilian pistachio cake. They aren’t sparing a single detail for their luxurious platinum themed wedding day.
World famous DJ Konflikt will spin tunes at the reception.
Ameriie and Lenny will stay in Anguilla for their honeymoon and spend their first days together as husband in wife in the Viceroy’s 5,000 sq ft. romance villa with a private butler and full staff.