We already know that Oprah Winfrey is the queen of thoughtful gifts and gestures, and she upheld her title back in April when she treated one of her students from the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls in South Africa to the ultimate bridal fantasy:
She reportedly shut down an entire Saks Fifth Avenue store in Beverly Hills so that bride-to-be, Lizhuwani Gloria Rapalalani, could search for the perfect wedding dress with her crew.
However, Winfrey’s wedding involvement didn’t stop there. Rapalalani walked down the aisle in Atlanta this weekend, and it was none other than Winfrey who was by her side and gave her away.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that both Winfrey and Elizabeth Burns, a mentor of Rapalalani’s from the Savannah School of Art and Design (SCAD), stood next to the bride at the beginning of the ceremony.
When they announced that they were giving her in marriage, the groom, Austin Nelson, began to cry, according to the AJC.
The couple were wed before a group of 50 friends and family, who included many of Rapalalani’s fellow classmates from the Winfrey Academy.
SOURCE: Julyssa Lopez