Michaele Salahi wants to invite you to her wedding…. for the low price of $14.95.
The Real Housewives of D.C. star and tireless self-promoter has decided to open up her wedding to rocker Neal Schon to the world by broadcasting it on Pay Per View. The couple is set to exchange vows in San Francisco on December 15 in an event they’re calling “Winter Wonderland Wedding and Music Event.”
For Michaele Salahi, having the wedding in the spotlight only makes sense. She first gained fame in 2009 when she and then-husband Tareq crashed a Presidential party and had their picture taken with Barack Obama.
She was again in the spotlight in her relationship with Journey rocker Neal Schon, who brought her up on stage to propose.
The two actually had a brief relationship before Michaele married Tareq Salahi, but she said she wasn’t read to lead the rock and roll lifestyle.
“I chose Tareq over Neal because I thought life would be less stressful living on a vineyard in Virginia. Life on the road with a rock band … well, I thought I might not have been able to keep up,” she told Us Magazine.
The couple seem quite happy to have reconnected.
“Michaele is always a joy to be around. Everybody loves her,” Neal said in a press release the couple put out. “She brings a positive energy everyday, no matter where she is or who she runs into…That’s what she brings — a lot of happiness to everyone. I see that everyday. It’s like a fairy tale, it really is. I’m very happy, very happy after waiting for her for many years.”
Neal said he and his soon-to-be wife had offers to bring their wedding to television, but in the end decided to broadcast it themselves.
“We were approached by a few networks wanting to tape, edit, and then broadcast the wedding as the beginning of a reality series focusing on our lives together,” he said. “Ultimately, we thought, ‘Hey, why give up creative control when we can do the whole thing live and share the wedding and the music directly with our fans, who have been so incredible!’ “
The wedding isn’t all for attention. Michaele Salahi said a portion of the Pay Per View proceeds will go to help Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts. She didn’t say how big that portion would be, however.