Jeezy and Jeannie Mai Marry in Small Intimate Wedding

Jeezy and Jeannie Mai is married. Congratulations is in order to the newlyweds. Emmy award–winning TV host, Jeannie Mai and Grammy-nominated recording artist, entrepreneur, Jeezy  were married in an intimate ceremony at their home in Atlanta on March 27, 2021, one year after their engagement. The couple met when he was a guest on her daytime talk show The Real. “Years later, he asked me out on a date,” Jeannie remembers. “We shared a romantic sushi dinner in Los Angeles and salsa danced the night away. Later that evening, he asked if I could picture spending the rest of my life with him. And crazy enough, I could.”

“We were really looking forward to having all of our friends and family there to celebrate,” Mai, 42, told Vogue. “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. 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.”

Mai, whose wedding dress was by Galia Lahav, reported that the couple required negative COVID-19 test results from guests coming in, two days in advance. Guests were also provided with coronavirus tests day-of before getting shuttled to the couple’s home.

Mai and Jeezy, 43, managed to work in a Vietnamese theme for the ceremony, with Mai’s brother leading the couple in a tea ceremony, a nod to Mai’s Vietnamese and Chinese heritage, before they exchanged their vows.

The groom wanted a custom design for the wedding day, so he called upon his favorite tailor, Teofilo Flor, and stylist Chris Shelby to create a champagne blush suit that projected strength and sophistication but with a bit of playfulness too. Meanwhile, guests were asked to wear off-white, a color that, to the couple, represents the peace in their union. 

The service took place in the open garden at the couple’s home against a backdrop of magnolia, birch, and maple trees—a setting that was both intimate and familial. “Everywhere you went, there were tall glass candles lighting your path,” Jeannie says. “And, we had a live band, Trap Jazz, perform our favorite songs.”

As guests arrived, cell phones were checked at the door before everyone descended downstairs towards the open garden. 

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  1. After each family member proceeded down the aisle, the father of the groom laid a single pink rose on a seat reserved for the late Sharon Denise Jenkins, Jeezy’s mother. Author and pastor John Maxwell waited at the altar as Jeezy made his way down the aisle to “I Can’t Stop Loving You” by Kem. The bride followed afterwards to “How Deep Is Your Love” by the Bee Gees. Then, Jeannie’s brother kicked things off with a twist on tradition—the Vietnamese tea ceremony. “He led Jeezy and I in a ritual performed at Vietnamese weddings,” Jeannie remembers. “In this ceremony, we honored our parents by pouring tea as a gesture to welcome Jeezy into my family, and me into his. Then we paid our respects to our parents and ancestors by bowing four times, each one symbolizing a significant gift in the life that they have provided us with.”  Following the tea ceremony, the couple exchanged vows of commitment and then sealed it all with a kiss. Afterwards, Jeezy surprised Jeannie by having Tyrese serenade them for their first dance to “Sweet Lady.” “The entire night was filled with speeches and funny memories from all our guests,” the bride says. “Not to be outdone, my mother, Mama Mai, kicked off the after-party with a special performance of her own.” 


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