There’s a poignant moment in this week’s La La’s Full Court Wedding where La La Vazquez and her family talk about growing up in the Marcy Projects and where they are now — celebrating La La’s lavish upcoming wedding in a nice restaurant. They toast the fact that she’s still humble. It’s sweet, but more telling is the $6,000 worth of red Czech-made glass that La La is having flown in for the wedding reception. But back home, she and her friends toast her fiance Carmelo Anthony’s birthday with red plastic Solo cups, 50 for $5.
Of course, talking about where you save money isn’t as fun as talking about where you spend it, so most of the second episode of La La’s Full Court Wedding is devoted to going over the wedding’s details. La La and female friends and family visit New York’s Cipriani, where her wedding planner and designer have staged a mock reception, complete with red flower arrangements, red candles, red place settings, and a red dancefloor. All of this is way over the budget. But La La seems unconcerned because there are more pressing matters at hand: planning and executing Carmelo’s birthday, and losing weight before her wedding. The party — which is all red, just like the wedding — goes great, with guests like Eric La Salle, Ciara, Tyrese, and Christina Milian stopping by. You almost wish La La was a little less humble and drama-free. Or, as her personal trainer tells her when she stresses about all the party planning: “What do you think would happen if you had a real problem? Because that’s not a real problem.” Good to know that if her family’s not around, she’s got her sarcastic personal trainer to keep her grounded.
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