Hoda Kotb Wants Her Wedding to Be ‘a Beautiful Moment’ Followed by ‘Drunk Dancing’
“I’m putting the planning in the hands of professionals,” says Hoda Kotb
“I’m putting the planning in the hands of professionals,” Kotb, 55, tells PEOPLE.
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The couple were finishing a romantic dinner on the beach when “the next thing I know he pulls the chair out and gets down on his knee,” Kotb said in December. “We were both crying. He had tears coming down his face, and he could barely get it out, but he asked, ‘Will you be my wife?’ I said, ‘Yes, yes, yes!’ ”
The TV host, who adopted Haley Joy, 3, in 2017 and Hope Catherine in April 2019, adds that “sand and drinks and a great deejay” will be part of her nuptials.
For Kotb’s co-host Jenna Bush Hager — with whom she recently debuted a revamped version of Today’s fourth hour named Hoda & Jenna & Friends, featuring a live studio audience — tissues will also be a must.
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“We’ll all be in tears,” says Hager, 38. Still, Kotb is feeling serene about her big day. “Everything’s just the backdrop for a beautiful moment.”
“And that’s all I want — just one beautiful moment,” says Kotb. “The rest of it’s just drunk dancing.”