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Jennifer Allen not having her dream wedding inspired her to help others achieve theirs.

She is the founder of “Just Elope,” a Dallas-based “elopement and popup wedding specialists” company.

If she looks familiar, it’s because she’s served as an officiant at some high profile weddings, including that of rapper/TV personality Da Brat and entrepreneur Jesseca Dupart as part of their WE reality series Brat Loves Judy.

She was also featured on Season 3 of Netflix’s hit series Love Is Blind.

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Jennifer Allen and her husband are seen on their wedding day.

Allen told CNN she and her now-husband Tavarous Allen were young and in a hurry to marry in 2010 before he was deployed in the military.

“He said, ‘We should get married before I leave,’ and I was like, ‘What are you talking about?'” she recalled, chuckling at the memory.

“I’m like, ‘The only thing that we can do is go to Vegas or go to City Hall. I do not want to get married at City Hall. We cannot afford to go to Vegas, so that’s not an option.’ And so I started looking online to see what I could find.”

What she found were no options in between, so the couple ended up getting married at City Hall which she now says was “underwhelming” before her husband shipped out hours later.

The lack of choices inspired Allen to start a business for other couples who – like she and her husband – had dreams of a special day that were bigger than their resources.

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Even those who plan a bigger wedding later deserve to make memories in the moment, she said.

“One of the things that I always tell our couples when they say we’re going to do something small now with a big wedding later, I always tell them, you gotta look at it like losing your virginity,” Allen said.

“If you lost your virginity in the back of a pickup truck and you had sex the next time in a hotel room, it does not change the fact that you lost it in the back of a pickup truck.”

That type of straight talk, as well as the attention to both detail and the desires of her clients, has helped Allen build a reputation that has led to her helping over 400 couples.

It also led to her being enlisted to officiate over the potential wedding ceremony of Love Is Blind Season 3 contestants Sikiru “SK” Alagbada and Raven Ross (contestants “date” without seeing each other and on their wedding day have the option to either wed or not on the show, and Alagbada opted not to).

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Jennifer Allen is seen officiating a wedding on Netflix's "Love is Blind."

Allen enjoys helping put together weddings that can range from the $500 package her company offers to more elaborate affairs for brides like Jaqui Rice Gold, chief executive officer of G.O.A.T. Fuel and daughter of Hall of Fame football player Jerry Rice.

“I tell people our business is not for necessarily the budget buy, because she’s a prime example of somebody that could have had a multimillion dollar wedding if she wanted to,” Allen said.

“But she booked her package, paid her deposit, made her final payment 30 days before and used all of our references because we tell you where you should go to get your dress, hair, makeup and the rest.”

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Title: How Love Is Blind’s Jennifer Allen went from eloping to officiating celebrity weddings
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Published Date: Mon, 08 Jul 2024 07:07:00 GMT

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Heidi Klum’s art dealer ex-boyfriend Vito Schnabel and model Helena Althof secretly marry

Art dealer Vito Schnabel, who is supermodel Heidi Klum’s ex, and Russian-born model Helena Althof have secretly wed in an ultra-private ceremony.

The art dealer was once supposedly considered one of New York’s most eligible bachelors.

Schnabel, 37, and Althof, 21, quietly wed in Old Westbury, New York last week, Page Six confirms.

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK - JANUARY 23: Vito Schnabel (Center) attends FX's "Feud: Capote VS. The Swans" New York Premiere at Museum of Modern Art on January 23, 2024 in New York City. (Photo by Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images)

According to Artnet News’ gossip column, Wet Paint, they tied the knot on July 9 in a “very small and very private ceremony.”

Not even Schnabel’s actress sister Stella nor his father Julian were in attendance.

Those who did make the guest list include Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner, Ivanka Trump, her husband Jared Kushner, artist Rashid Johnson, art collector Aby Rosen, as well as members of the Mugrabi family, the largest collectors of Warhols worldwide.

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Althof seemingly confirmed the nuptials with a cheeky Instagram post.

Captioned “oops”, she shared a picture of herself in a mini wedding dress, wearing a tiara and Christian Louboutin heels.

She also shared the quirky details from the wedding, including a blood red wedding cake and sushi and caviar being prepared for the guests.

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Page Six reports guests only had a week to RSVP to the wedding, with the invite featuring Mickey and Minnie Mouse. “It looked like a child’s birthday party invite,” they said. The reception was held at a mansion Schnabel purchased in 2019.

Also seemingly in attendance was designer Ronny Kobo, who wrote on Althof’s post, “What a beautiful chill bride… was one of my favorite weddings ever!!! Congratulations beauty.”

Trump added, “Congratulations, Helena!!!! So happy for you both.”

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Vito Schnabel Helena Athof wedding cake

The newlyweds met around three years go in Saudi Arabia while on a yacht belonging to Aussie billionaire businessman James Packer.

Before this, Schnabel was linked to many celebrities, including Amber Heard, Irina Shayk and Heidi Klum – who he dated for three years before splitting in 2017.

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Title: Heidi Klum’s art dealer ex-boyfriend Vito Schnabel and model Helena Althof secretly marry
Sourced From: celebrity.nine.com.au/latest/vito-schnabel-helena-althof-wedding/018a261b-868d-4d9a-a68b-9a045391d8fc
Published Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2024 01:07:00 GMT

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‘The Challenge’s 10 Most Shocking Moments, Ranked

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Reality television is known for having moments that go viral. Thanks to YouTube and social media, when something major happens on a reality show, you can bet the world will be talking about it for years on end. The Challenge has had some insane moments throughout its 40 seasons. From massive game moves to legendary competition moments, The Challenge has provided a handful of WTF moments that we can’t get enough of.

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Title: ‘The Challenge’s 10 Most Shocking Moments, Ranked
Sourced From: collider.com/the-challenge-shocking-moments-ranked/
Published Date: Sun, 21 Jul 2024 12:10:12 GMT

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Robin Williams Presents Best Animated Feature at the Oscars (2004)

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Robin Williams presenting Best Animated Feature at the 76th Academy Oscars in 2004.

Robin Williams Presents Best Animated Feature at the Oscars (2004)

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