Real Housewives of Orange County
star Vicki Gunvalson's daughter Briana may have eloped with her boyfriend
Ryan Culberson in October, but that didn't stop the happy couple from having a ceremony in front of their friends and family last weekend.
"I am proud to announce this past weekend we celebrated a beautiful destination wedding with 75 family members and their closest friends," Vicki wrote on her Bravo blog
. "It was a beautiful ceremony and celebration, one filled with love, dancing, and wonderful food."
Vicki, who initially wasn't all too happy
to find out her daughter had eloped, seems to have come around to accepting her Briana's new husband into the family.
"I am so happy for Briana and Ryan, and I know Briana is happy for me," Vicki wrote. "I don't know what my future holds, but all that I do know is life is short...or life is long. None of us really know when we will be called home to our Lord. Live each day as if it's your last, surround yourself with positive people, and let the haters be haters. I choose not to listen to it, and to follow my own heart. It's never let me down yet."
And just like that, Vicki has made to make even her daughter's wedding all about her.
"Brooks was in attendance, and so was Donn with his girlfriend," Vicki said of her new boyfriend and her soon-to-be-ex-husband, who helped raise Brianna and her brother Michael. "It was a bit uncomfortable at first having them meet, but at the end of the day it was for Briana and Ryan. Donn and Brooks shook hands, and both were very respectful of each other. The episode you saw [this week] happened over seven months ago, and TIME does heal. We are in a much better place today, and I am grateful for that."
Vicki's family will soon be expanding by one more: Briana is rumored to be four months pregnant
. You can check out more of Briana's wedding photos (can you spot a baby bump?) at RealityTea.com
. Gina PusateriContributing Writer(Image courtesy of RealityTea)