The couple exchanged vows in front of 250 guests, including a handful of her Real Housewives of Atlanta costars, in a lavish wedding ceremony at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Georgia.
“Mike and I are elated that today has finally come! 10/10/20 is and always will be our perfect date. We are not perfect, but, are perfect for each other,” the newlyweds tell PEOPLE. “We are living in a very different time, and now more than ever we realize that life is too short, and to never take anything for granted. We are so grateful to have found each other. Love with the help of God conquers all.”
Cynthia says wedding No. 2 is different for a number of reasons: One, it’s a different guy and two, the world is in the middle of a pandemic. Cynthia and Mike settled on their wedding date — Oct. 10, 2020 — more than a year ago, and have spent the last several months tweaking plans to accommodate COVID-19 safety protocols.
“10/10/20 is our perfect date, although it didn’t seem so perfect when the pandemic hit,” Cynthia confesses. “COVID-19 and everything that’s been going on in the world … but I feel like in my heart — and Mike agrees — that this is our date and we just want to do it. I don’t know what’s going to happen next year. You know, a lot of people were telling us initially, like in March, ‘Oh, you guys will be fine by October.’ Well not so much. Everyone’s still in masks.”