“Girl crush” doesn’t even begin to describe the way we feel about Bobbie Thomas. As Style Editor of TODAY, she’s the queen bee of fashion and beauty, yet would be the first to tell you she just considers herself a professional girlfriend. We got the chance to chat with Bobbie one-on-one about her gorgeous wedding (planned in just four weeks!) and she opened up to SMP about every detail along the way. Don’t miss her wedding gallery captured by Swell Wedding and Rebecca Davis plus an exclusive fashion 101 interview on SMP Living that’ll leave you loving her even more.
Style Me Pretty: Congrats on your wedding! Tell us about your planning process.
Bobbie Thomas: I’m not your typical bride. I hadn’t even considered a wedding. I had been married to my job, like so many modern women, and it was a challenge trying to plan. As much as I love fashion and beauty and just drool over that stuff, I had never stopped to consider the details of my own day. I feared over what people would expect.
SMP: Looks like it turned out pretty gorgeous! How did you plan it all in just four weeks?
BT: Michael proposed in February and we kept it quiet for about 30 days. I was under so much pressure to set a date, but things were crazy with work and my book release. I thought about doing a pop-up wedding, I just didn’t want to deal with the production of it. Finally at a TODAY Show party, Kathie Lee pulled me aside and asked what was going on. I told her how stressed out I was, that I was barely sleeping and she said, “just get married at my house,” and announced it to the crowd. I decided I didn’t want a color palette, I didn’t want bridesmaids, I just wanted it to be special. It was so much more personal for me to let go. Planning it in four weeks made it much more about the love.
SMP: We HAVE to ask. How on earth did you decide what to wear?
BT: I wore a Le Spose di Gio gown (chosen by the TODAY show viewers) from Kleinfeld’s. I added a lace bolero for the ceremony, which was a nod to my mother’s wedding dress. For the reception I pulled my hair up into a big bun with a headband and added a peplum flare to my dress. The peplum is totally detachable and an easy way to switch up a look!
SMP: Any favorite details or DIYs?
BT: I had become obsessed with Connie Cupcake. She makes cake jewelry, and her work is like food art. Have you seen her glitter donuts?! It was sort of my one ridiculous splurge, and so much fun. For DIY, I spray painted and glittered my own vases and table numbers.
SMP: After going through the process, any advice for other brides planning the Big Day?
BT: Although it’s good to figure out what’s important to both you and your groom, remember your guests. Your favorite people in the world. What touched me the most about our wedding day was seeing everyone in one place. In that moment, surrounded by love and support, I wished I had more than four weeks to pull together an evening exemplary of how much they all meant to us. That night, I realized that a wedding is just as much about the love of the close friends and family that support you as it is about the love between the couple. So my advice is to find ways to show these people how much you appreciate them. Maybe forgo the ice sculptures in favor of food you know everyone will like, or nix the doves so the DJ can play longer and everyone can get in some extra dancing. Lastly, your wedding should be easy in every single way. If something stresses you out, it’s just not worth it.
Photography: Brian Ach + Michelle Enfield of SwellWedding.com + Rebecca Davis | Desserts: Connie Cupcake | Ceremony Musician: The Devonshire Players | Wedding Dress: Le Spose di Gio via Kleinfeld Bridal | Bobbie’s Shoes: Coloriffics via Amazon | Bobbie’s Hair Accessory: Jennifer Behr | Groom’s Attire: Sebastian Grey