Sister Wives’ Christine Brown officiates ‘special’ gay wedding for friends then dances the night away with fiancé David
SISTER Wives’ Christine Brown has officiated a gay couple’s wedding in Sacramento, California, after getting engaged to David Woolley.
The U.S. Sun has all the exclusive details of the romantic ceremony that included the Sister Wives star dancing with the 150 guests and her fiancé.
It was a whole two years in the making – from the day the grooms, Leonard Reyes and Cameron Tramel, asked Christine, 51, to officiate their wedding to the day it took place in April.
“She was the first one that I thought of and I was like, ‘Hey, let me just ask her. The worst case scenario is she’s going to say no,'” Leo told The U.S. Sun about his Instagram message to the reality star.
“And then probably within 30 minutes I got a message back and she was like, ‘Oh my God, yes! I would be so honored to.'”
The Sacramento-based digital creator and commercial painter had originally reached out to Christine after connecting with her story on the hit TLC show.
“I’ve always really liked Christine and I thought it was great that she was able to speak up for herself and finally get what she deserves in life,” Leo said, referring to the mom of six divorcing ex Kody Brown after 25 years.
“She went through a lot of kind of the same things being in a plural marriage.
“A lot of people don’t accept it. You know, being gay and getting married, it’s not usually as acceptable.”
Leo and his now-husband also loved that Christine was “always so positive” and “an amazing person” all-around.
She also didn’t ask for a dime to officiate the wedding that was not filmed for TV or filmed at all due to the videographer canceling last minute.
The duo then met up with the ex-polygamist in Utah a few months before their wedding where they were surprised to also meet David, 59.
Given that Christine went public with her now-fiancé in February, Leo, 38, and Cameron, 32, got to meet the construction exec before he was introduced to the world.
“David is a really cool guy,” Leo told The U.S. Sun, while noting Christine was “so excited” about her new relationship at the time.
He also said that she “seemed so happy” and Christine and David “laughed together” during the nearly four-hour dinner.
ONE FOR THE BOOKS
Fast-forward to April 23, Leo and Cameron officially tied the knot.
With no experience as an officiant, Christine got licensed in California prior to the ceremony that took place at Our Place Event Space & Kitchen in Sacramento.
She also spent time preparing to officiate by writing a “personal” speech that was all about the grooms and not about her.
“We couldn’t have asked for anything better. She made it so great,” Leo gushed.
“She brought up the first time that she had met us and got to know us. She could tell how much we loved each other and… find out how we fell in love.
“It was really nice that she took all the time to get that together to make everything so special for us.”
The TLC star helped Leo put his bow tie on and also helped Cameron in his separate room.
Leo continued: “She was honestly just super sweet. Everything that day was about us.
“She got there early and she was like, ‘Is there anything that you need us to do? Can we help you set up?’
“Honestly, you would’ve thought she was part of the family and part of the group because she just came in and she was like, ‘Whatever you need me to do – I can help decorate, I can help set up tables, wherever you need me.'”
Like many guests, Christine was also left in tears witnessing the couple getting married.
“As soon as I was standing up there with her, before Cameron even walked down the aisle, me and her were already in tears together up there crying,” Leo shared.
CHRISTINE OFF CAMERA
After exchanging vows and rings, the 150 guests celebrated with music that made Christine want to dance with everyone in the crowd.
Leo told The U. S. Sun: “Her and David were just, like, part of the group – dancing with everybody, walking around, talking with people at their table that they didn’t even know.
“She went around and just talked to everybody. She had a great time.”
The digital creator laughed about the thought of Christine having to “drag” David to take photos with her because “he’ll kind of stand to the side.”
Leo dished: “The time when it comes to her, you know, he lets her do her thing. And it was funny, she’s the one that shines so he is like, ‘I just sit back and let her do her thing.'”
The 38-year-old also shared “one of the sweetest moments” – and “funny moment” – which was when the wedding cake was accidentally sliced before taking photos.
“When our wedding cake came out, they thought it was a dessert, so they cut it up and started serving it.
“And Christine caught it and she tried putting the cake back together for us when we walked over there.
“She was like, ‘Oh my God… We’ll get it back together,'” Leo explained.
FRIENDS FOR LIFE
Leo and Cameron are thankful that Christine made their day “so special” and believes that they are going to be “friends forever.”
“We do keep in touch. I just talked to her,” Leo shared.
“Her and David are lifelong friends for sure… We may have a trip coming up with them next month.
“We’re actually gonna be hanging out with them for a little while, going places and doing some things.
“I know she loves traveling and all that, so right now she’s kind of in that mode where she’s doing all those things that she hadn’t done.”
After breaking away from polygamy, Christine moved to Utah nearly two years ago, leaving her ex Kody and the other wives – Robyn, Meri and Janelle – in Arizona.
Since meeting fiancé David, she has been traveling more than ever – she recently took a trip to Disneyland – and exploring the outdoors.
SISTER WIVES CONTINUED
“You know, I did tell her – I was like, ‘Hey, they reach out, they reach out. If they don’t, you know, you got to be happy for you and live your life to the fullest now,” Leo told The U.S. Sun, referring to Kody and the other three wives.
He then alleged Christine and Meri “don’t really communicate all that much” and that Kody “has his moments.”
“I haven’t gotten to meet him or anything, so I really don’t know specifically how he is.
“I mean there have been a few times where I’ve been on the phone with her and he does call.
“She’ll be like, ‘Oh, he’s calling to talk to the kids or talk to Truely,” Leo explained, adding that Christine and Kody’s 13-year-old daughter, who primarily lives in Utah, was with her father when Christine and David attended the California wedding.
Despite the ex-wives being estranged, the Sacramento-based Sister Wives fan is looking forward to watching the next season.
“I’m very excited to see all of them kind of now moving on and taking care of themselves,” Leo shared.
“It’s nice to see them finally just each focusing on themselves and doing the things that they want to do now… get the lives that they want, which is great.”
NOW, IT’S HER TURN
The U.S. Sun recently reported that Christine and David will be tying the knot this summer during an intimate ceremony in Utah.
“Hopefully we’re invited to the wedding,” Leo added.
“She truly loves him and he truly loves her and it’s amazing.”
Cameron’s husband had nothing but positive things to say about Christine’s fiancé.
“I think he is a very good guy for her. He’s great. He does his own.
“He’s there to protect her and everything.”
He concluded: “She is super happy, which I am so happy for her that she found that guy that opens doors for her and you know, it’s just her and him. She doesn’t have to worry about anybody else.”
Christine and David announced their engagement last month. Shortly after, she begged her followers for help planning her wedding.