COVID May Not Have Stopped One Real Housewives Wedding, But It Did Stop Filming

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This year has led many people to make some serious adjustments when it comes to pretty much every aspect of life, and that is especially true for celebrations of all kinds. Unless you were already quarantining with 20 of your nearest and dearest, any large gatherings have been mostly out of the question. So, when model and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Cynthia Bailey was planning her wedding for this year, she made sure the party could go on as planned, but was not so lucky when it came to Bravo filming her big day.

I doubt that there are any Real Housewives across the franchise who would be alright with a modest gathering of five or fewer people to celebrate the union between them and their beloved, so you can bet that Cynthia Bailey was pulling out all the stop so that she and her loved ones could enjoy her wedding in style. But, according to TMZ, even though producers for RHOA had planned to film her big day, they felt forced to pull out at the last minute, when Bailey's outdoor wedding became an indoor event because of the threat of Hurricane Delta.

Apparently, Bailey felt she had to opt for an indoor ceremony just two days before her wedding, when she realized that the severe weather associated with the hurricane might become a major problem for her and her guests. So, she moved the whole shindig to an indoor venue, and alerted both the crew for RHOA and her 181 person guest list. There's no word on just how spacious this new venue was, but it's said that Bravo came to the decision that moving production indoors with that many guests in the mix was too dangerous because of COVID-19 concerns, so they backed out of filming.

But, there is some good news for The Real Housewives of Atlanta fans who are hoping to get more than a few social media photos of Cynthia Bailey's big day. Bravo is still committed to showcasing her wedding on the show's upcoming Season 13, and, luckily, Bailey will be able to help the show with that, seeing as how she had her own camera crew present at last Saturday's ceremony, and is said to be more than willing to turn some of that footage over to RHOA, so that it can be featured next season.

It's thought that, instead of being at all disappointed by the fact that crews from her show weren't allowed to attend, Bailey understood the decision and felt it caused less drama in the end, anyway. But, she did have precautions in place when she decided to move her nuptials inside. These included all guests needing to have negative virus tests within five days of the wedding, temperature checks for everyone before they entered the venue, guests being required to wash their hands immediately after going in, and masks being compulsory unless a guest was eating or drinking.

It sounds like everything went off without a hitch for Cynthia Bailey's wedding despite the sudden changes which had to be made, so fans of The Real Housewives of Atlanta can look forward to watching some of her sure-to-be lavish ceremony before too much longer, when Season 13 debuts. In the meantime, be sure to see what else you can catch on the small screen with our guide to fall TV!

Adrienne Jones
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Covering The Witcher, Outlander, Virgin River, Sweet Magnolias and a slew of other streaming shows, Adrienne Jones is a Senior Content Producer at CinemaBlend, and started in the fall of 2015. In addition to writing and editing stories on a variety of different topics, she also spends her work days trying to find new ways to write about the many romantic entanglements that fictional characters find themselves in on TV shows. She graduated from Mizzou with a degree in Photojournalism.