Gabourey Sidibe reveals she does not plan to be a traditional bride when she weds Brandon Frankel

Gabourey Sidibe talked about her plans to walk down the aisle with fiancé Brandon Frankel in a rare interview, which detailed her desire for an unorthodox ceremony with no bridesmaids and a wedding gown that is not white. 

As 39-year-old Academy Award nominee gave Brides readers a heads up on what to expect when she ultimately ties the knot in spring 2023, the bride-to-be gushed that she wants her big day to be ‘fun’ and a ‘true party.’

‘It cannot be a traditional wedding. Really, it can’t be. I don’t want anything done the traditional way,’ she stressed to the magazine while appearing on their latest cover. ‘I’m super against tradition. I definitely don’t need a white dress.’ 

Bride-to-be: Gabourey Sidibe opened up about her plans to walk down the aisle with fiance Brandon Frankel in a rare interview, which detailed her desire for an unorthodox ceremony, no bridesmaids or her in a white wedding gown

She continued: ‘My favorite look [from the shoot] was the pink African print. Honestly, whatever I wear on the wedding day will probably be African print. It might have a little white, so it looks like a wedding dress, but it’s definitely going to be colorful.’ 

After getting engaged in November 2020, Sidibe admits to suggesting they don’t ‘have a wedding’ and ‘throw a barbecue, get married in the bathroom, and then we’ll come out and tell everyone we’re married.’ 

During the interview, Sidibe hilariously recalled the moment she knew she wanted ‘everybody there’ after always thinking they would invite more than ’20 people tops.’ 

Their vision: As 39-year-old Academy Award nominee gave readers a heads up on what to expect when she ultimately ties the knot in spring 2023, the bride-to-be gushed that she wants her big day to be 'fun' and a 'true party'

Their vision: As 39-year-old Academy Award nominee gave readers a heads up on what to expect when she ultimately ties the knot in spring 2023, the bride-to-be gushed that she wants her big day to be ‘fun’ and a ‘true party’

'It cannot be a traditional wedding. Really, it can't be. I don't want anything done the traditional way,' she stressed to Brides while appearing on their latest cover. 'I'm super against tradition. I definitely don't need a white dress'

‘It cannot be a traditional wedding. Really, it can’t be. I don’t want anything done the traditional way,’ she stressed to Brides while appearing on their latest cover. ‘I’m super against tradition. I definitely don’t need a white dress’

No need for white: She continued: 'My favorite look [from the shoot] was the pink African print. Honestly, whatever I wear on the wedding day will probably be African print. It might have a little white, so it looks like a wedding dress, but it's definitely going to be colorful'

No need for white: She continued: ‘My favorite look [from the shoot] was the pink African print. Honestly, whatever I wear on the wedding day will probably be African print. It might have a little white, so it looks like a wedding dress, but it’s definitely going to be colorful’

‘I want everyone that I love to be at our wedding now.’

As for her hair, the Precious actress envisions her locks in Senegalese twists or cornrows with a small tiara.

‘I want lots of jewelry in my hair. I also want beautiful eye makeup with very, very long butterfly eyelashes and a very bold lip,’ she said of her glam. 

In their own bubble: After getting engaged in November 2020, Sidibe admits to suggesting they don't 'have a wedding' and 'throw a barbecue, get married in the bathroom, and then we'll come out and tell everyone we're married'

In their own bubble: After getting engaged in November 2020, Sidibe admits to suggesting they don’t ‘have a wedding’ and ‘throw a barbecue, get married in the bathroom, and then we’ll come out and tell everyone we’re married’

Nothing to prove: During the interview, Sidibe hilariously recalled the moment she knew she wanted 'everybody there' after always thinking they'd invite more than '20 people tops'

Nothing to prove: During the interview, Sidibe hilariously recalled the moment she knew she wanted ‘everybody there’ after always thinking they’d invite more than ’20 people tops’

'He usually wears tops and sweatpants, athleisure,' she said. 'Seeing him in a suit just made things real for us. That day was really incredible... I want everyone that I love to be at our wedding now'

‘He usually wears tops and sweatpants, athleisure,’ she said. ‘Seeing him in a suit just made things real for us. That day was really incredible… I want everyone that I love to be at our wedding now’

Glam: As for her hair, the Precious actress is envisions her hair in Senegalese twists or cornrows with a small tiara

Glam: As for her hair, the Precious actress is envisions her hair in Senegalese twists or cornrows with a small tiara

'I want lots of jewelry in my hair. I also want beautiful eye makeup with very, very long butterfly eyelashes and a very bold lip,' she said of her glam

‘I want lots of jewelry in my hair. I also want beautiful eye makeup with very, very long butterfly eyelashes and a very bold lip,’ she said of her glam

‘I want to get married at golden hour,’ Gabby, who has yet to decide on a venue, stated. ‘I just want it to be picturesque.’ 

The lovebirds will also make sure both of their cultures are represented throughout the day.

‘It will be a nice mix of African and Jewish touches,’ she said. ‘I want his background to absolutely be there because this is a partnership.’ 

'I want to get married at golden hour,' Gabby, who has yet to decide on a venue, stated. 'I just want it to be picturesque'

‘I want to get married at golden hour,’ Gabby, who has yet to decide on a venue, stated. ‘I just want it to be picturesque’

Perfect match: The lovebirds will also make sure both of their cultures are represented throughout the day

Perfect match: The lovebirds will also make sure both of their cultures are represented throughout the day

'It will be a nice mix of African and Jewish touches,' she said. 'I want his background to absolutely be there because this is a partnership'

‘It will be a nice mix of African and Jewish touches,’ she said. ‘I want his background to absolutely be there because this is a partnership’

Original: In addition, they'll both write their own vows or say what feels right in the moment

Original: In addition, they’ll both write their own vows or say what feels right in the moment

In addition, they’ll both write their own vows or say what feels right in the moment. 

Sidibe then took the opportunity to praise how romantic her man is, from ‘little love notes and leave messages’ on their Ring doorbell and never making her wonder what ‘he’s thinking or’ how he feels about her.

‘This is why I literally want 20 people there or like 75 max. Either way, a very, very select number of people who want to celebrate us, not like seeking attention,’ the performer backpedaled. ‘I really think we’ll just get married in the kitchen.’ 

Never been happier: Sidibe then took the opportunity to praise how romantic her man is, from 'little love notes and leave messages' on their Ring doorbell and never making her wonder what 'he's thinking or' how he feels about her

Never been happier: Sidibe then took the opportunity to praise how romantic her man is, from ‘little love notes and leave messages’ on their Ring doorbell and never making her wonder what ‘he’s thinking or’ how he feels about her

'This is why I literally want 20 people there or like 75 max. Either way, a very, very select number of people who want to celebrate us, not like seeking attention,' the performer backpedaled. 'I really think we'll just get married in the kitchen'

‘This is why I literally want 20 people there or like 75 max. Either way, a very, very select number of people who want to celebrate us, not like seeking attention,’ the performer backpedaled. ‘I really think we’ll just get married in the kitchen’

Love at first swipe: The couple met on Raya, membership-based dating app, frequently called 'celebrity Tinder,' which led to a seven-hour first date

Love at first swipe: The couple met on Raya, membership-based dating app, frequently called ‘celebrity Tinder,’ which led to a seven-hour first date

The couple met on Raya, membership-based dating app, frequently called ‘celebrity Tinder,’ which led to a seven-hour first date.

‘I have a real fight or flight personality,’ the actress admitted. ‘I was kind of dodgy and scared quite a lot in the very beginning of our relationship. [Then, during the pandemic] I just started trusting him.’ 

She explained: ‘I really realized that like, this guy’s not going to disappear, you know? And my big fear was that, if I loved him, he would just poof and disappear. So, I was playing my cards very close to my chest.’ 

'I have a real fight or flight personality,' the actress admitted. 'I was kind of dodgy and scared quite a lot in the very beginning of our relationship. [Then, during the pandemic] I just started trusting him'

‘I have a real fight or flight personality,’ the actress admitted. ‘I was kind of dodgy and scared quite a lot in the very beginning of our relationship. [Then, during the pandemic] I just started trusting him’

Vulnerable: She explained: 'I really realized that like, this guy's not going to disappear, you know? And my big fear was that, if I loved him, he would just poof and disappear. So, I was playing my cards very close to my chest'

Vulnerable: She explained: ‘I really realized that like, this guy’s not going to disappear, you know? And my big fear was that, if I loved him, he would just poof and disappear. So, I was playing my cards very close to my chest’

She said yes: Her man, who works as a Senior Executive at the celebrity micro-content company Cameo, proposed at the end of November 2020 with Gabby taking to Instagram to show off her sparkler

She said yes: Her man, who works as a Senior Executive at the celebrity micro-content company Cameo, proposed at the end of November 2020 with Gabby taking to Instagram to show off her sparkler

'My BFF proposed and now I get to hold him forever,' the star wrote while teasing her engagement ring,' she gushed at the time

‘My BFF proposed and now I get to hold him forever,’ the star wrote while teasing her engagement ring,’ she gushed at the time

Her man, who works as a Senior Executive at the celebrity micro-content company Cameo, proposed at the end of November 2020 with Gabby taking to Instagram to show off her sparkler.

‘My BFF proposed and now I get to hold him forever,’ the star wrote while teasing her engagement ring.

‘It’s weird that people think we’re already married but I guess our hearts and intentions for each other are just that clear to see,’ began the star.

'It’s weird that people think we’re already married but I guess our hearts and intentions for each other are just that clear to see,' began the star

‘It’s weird that people think we’re already married but I guess our hearts and intentions for each other are just that clear to see,’ began the star

She then described Brandon as ‘the funniest man I’ve ever met and ‘the sweetest human to exist.’

‘@brandontour made up a song for when i put my bonnet on at night. The second I look a bit stressed and overwhelmed, he jumps into action to take over what he can for me.’

‘Every moment with him is a joy. He is the partner i thought I was too independent to need. I’ve learned so much about myself through him and I feel grateful and excited to learn more about the entire world with him by my side.’

She concluded the gushing post: ‘My partner, my best friend, my cats’ daddy, my mans, my heart, my fiancé!!!’

The pair have reportedly been together since around May of 2019, when Frankel shared a snap of his ‘queen’ smiling alongside him in Los Angeles.

'Every moment with him is a joy. He is the partner i thought I was too independent to need. I’ve learned so much about myself through him and I feel grateful and excited to learn more about the entire world with him by my side'

‘Every moment with him is a joy. He is the partner i thought I was too independent to need. I’ve learned so much about myself through him and I feel grateful and excited to learn more about the entire world with him by my side’ 

But things didn’t become ‘social media official’ until July when Gabby’s man posted a portrait of the actress on his Instagram referring to her in the caption as his ‘sunshine [girlfriend].’

In the months that followed, Frankel went on to post over a dozen photos of himself and his leading lady, where as Sidibe has kept things more private on her end.

The fun-loving couple appeared to be having a blast when they attended fellow actress Taraji P. Henson’s 80s themed birthday party at Fleetwood Roller Rink in October last year.

Gabby found fame as the star of Precious and has a recurring role on the Fox series Empire, as well as the recently released Antebellum.

Red carpet ready: The pair have reportedly been together since around May of 2019, when Frankel shared a snap of his 'queen' smiling alongside him in Los Angeles. Gabby seen here in 2019

Red carpet ready: The pair have reportedly been together since around May of 2019, when Frankel shared a snap of his ‘queen’ smiling alongside him in Los Angeles. Gabby seen here in 2019

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