DEELISHIS ON HER PROPOSAL: "He and I were sitting around the house watching movies. Around 5, I went into the kitchen to grab something to eat and I came back in the bedroom and he was sitting there with this little box and he said, 'What are you doing for the rest of your life?' I was very shocked and surprised."
Deelishis said she and her hubby-to-be thought about eloping to avoid any media attention....what sort of media attention is beyond me....but instead decided to celebrate their union with their family and friends...and soon began making plans for a very large bridal party that will consist of 35 members including 15 bridesmaids and groomsmen. Of her engagement party, which was held at Orlando's nightclub (he also handled all the arrangements...food, decorations, music, etc. by his lonesome), Deelishis said:
"He had these flowers that were everywhere, and these vases had these orchids and roses and lilies. It was beautiful. For most of the party I was in tears. I just cried because I couldn't believe how beautiful it was. Then I just kept staring at this man, who, I knew we would have a long-lasting relationship but I never thought he would fall into suit of feeling as though he needed to make me his bride."Mrs. Orlando Gordon's bridesmaids include SWV member Taj Johnson, former Flavor of Love 2 contestant Shay 'Buckeey' Johnson, model Toccara Jones, video vixen Angel Lola Luv plus Deelishis' two sisters and relatives from Orlando's side of the family. Orlando's 3-year old daughter, Orlandria....yes, Orlandria, has been given the title as flower girl, while Deelishis' 9-year-old daughter, Jasmine, will play her role as a junior bridesmaid. Deelishis said in choosing the members of her bridal party....particularly her bridesmaids, she wanted ladies 'who respect what marriage is, who respects my decision, who aren't going to be catty and who will keep this union tight.'
As for Flavor Flav. Who? And as for those wedding photos? Given Deelishis' addiction to and adoration of anyone's camera lens, chances are this time next year (that's if the wedding goes off without a hitch) there will be a plethora of images from her big day. Congratulations, Dee!
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