BEVERLY HILLS (LALATE EXCLUSIVE) – Kevin Lee appeared as Lisa Vanderpump’s Wedding Planner for her daughter Pandora this season of RHOBH. Now Kevin Lee is getting his own show. “The Brides of Beverly Hills” will feature Kevin Lee and others preparing weddings much like Pandora’s. The series premiere is tonight.
This month, Lee debuted on Bravo as he planned Pandora’s night; but it almost never happened. As viewers learned, Lisa told Kevin that Pandora should be married in a simple Church wedding since Lisa is British. But Kevin wouldn’t have it, exclaiming that “this is Beverly Hills”. When Lisa budgeted roughly $100,000 for the wedding, Lee rolled his eyes, telling her the budget would be in excess of $1 million.
Kevin tells Lisa “We need a spectacular wedding .. this is Beverly Hills… It has to be very Beverly Hills.” Lisa urges Kevin that she wants a down-to-earth wedding, to which Kevin responds that there is nothing “down-to-earth” about Lisa’s mega-mansion. “This is not a shag house.”
Lisa says “He’s like the Asian version of Father of The Bride.” But as TLC viewers will learn tonight, Beverly Hills insiders believe that Kevin was the basis of the Martin Short character in Father of the Bride.
“We don’t have a budget.. the average wedding in Beverly Hills is a rough million dollars.” That prompts Lisa to respond “What is going to do for party favors, give them a bag of money to go home with?”
In a news statement to LALATE, TLC reports “Wondering who that intriguing party planner was that Lisa Vanderpump hired in Real Housewives of Beverly Hills? It was Kevin Lee, co-star of Brides of Beverly Hills, who has done weddings for Jen Aniston/Brad Pitt, Drew Barrymore and Anthony Hopkins. As for Renee Strauss, the star of the show, she’s sold dresses to Kelly Preston, Natalie Portman, Jessica Simpson and several other celebrities.” The premiere episode features Diamond Foxxx, a “film” actress, getting her dress.