Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill’s Wedding: Peek at the Decor

After saying “I do” on October 10, Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill had the most lavish setup to celebrate with their loved ones. 

As seen in photos and videos posted to Instagram from the big day, The Real Housewives of Atlanta couple’s reception held at the Governors Towne Club in Acworth, Georgia, featured jaw-dropping details including luxe candles, gorgeous chandeliers, and a silver balloon display adorning a grand staircase where guests including Eva Marcille, Kenya Moore and Quad Webb posed for photos. 

Of course, there was no shortage of places for a photo op throughout the night. In addition to a photo booth, guests gathered in front of a stunning floor-to-ceiling white flower wall featuring the couple’s custom logo, an intertwined “C” and “M.” Hundreds of flowers were placed in different areas around the venue, including a vibrant floral arrangement decorating a prop tub as part of a custom Seagram’s Escapes drink display.  

The blue carpeted dance floor, where Mike and Cynthia spent plenty of time throughout the evening, was covered in social distancing dots. “Usually, my concern before the wedding would be more focused on a lot of the aesthetics of the wedding. However, because we are getting married in a pandemic, the focus has turned to: Do we have the thermometers for the temperature checks? Do we have sanitizer stations?” Cynthia told PEOPLE prior to the big day. “We aren’t messing around.” 

In addition to spacing out seating and hiring a team to deep clean the venue, Cynthia told PEOPLE that she and Mike would require guests to sign a COVID-19 waiver and undergo temperature checks. In an interview with Extra, Cynthia shared that they would also be “enforcing masks and face shields.”

Scroll down to see photos of the gorgeous décor at Cynthia and Mike’s celebration!

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Cynthia Bailey & Mike Hill’s 10/10/2020 Wedding Champagne Flutes

Cynthia Bailey and Mike Hill are ready to celebrate their upcoming marriage with the fanciest personal touch. 

On September 6, The Real Housewives of Atlanta cast member shared a photo on Instagram of two champagne flutes, both engraved with their planned wedding date, October 10, 2020. While one of the glasses had Cynthia’s name above the date, the other had Mike’s. “God’s timing, not mine. God’s will, not mine,” she captioned the photo. “God’s plan, not mine. God’s glory, not mine.” Cynthia also added the hashtags: “2020″ and “C Hill.”

The luxe stemware for the couple will likely be just one of many elegant details of the big day. While it’s unclear how the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak may have impacted their wedding plans, Cynthia and Mike’s wedding and event planner Courtney Ajinca told Page Six in early March that the celebration would be “simple and elegant when it comes to terms of design, but it’s going to be very grand. Just a very sexy and grand wedding.”

Cynthia also recently opened up about how she’s preparing for the wedding in terms of her beauty routine. “10/10/20 is almost here! Getting all my beauty tweaks in before the big day!” she wrote on September 2. “Went to check in with [Dr. Doan] who came very highly recommended. First time visit with her, and I learned [a lot] from her evaluation & consultation. Ended up getting some botox in my forehead area, Remember, less is more!” 

Last month, the couple celebrated another major milestone: Mike’s 50th birthday. For the special day, Cynthia presented her love with a white cake topped with miniature bottles of Patrón. She captioned a photo of the confection, which had silver icing artfully dripping down the sides, “‘I heard some people like to drink their dessert.’”

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Former Interior Minister Rehman Malik takes Cynthia Ritchie case to Supreme Court

ISLAMABAD: Former interior minister Rehman Malik on Monday approached the Supreme Court (SC), requesting to set aside the order passed by the Islamabad High Court (IHC) allowing the writ petition of US blogger Cynthia D Ritchie.

The IHC had earlier this month referred the matter of registration of a First Information Report (FIR) against the PPP leader in a rape case to the Justice of Peace for review.

Additional District and Sessions Judge Nasir Javed Rana had dismissed a petition filed by the American national under sections 22-A and 22-B of the Code of Criminal Procedure, 1898 (CrPC), seeking court’s directive for the registeration of a criminal case against Rehman Malik.

Urging the apex court to grant leave to appeal under Article 185(3) of the Constitution against the impugned order of IHC dated September 1, 2020, allowing the writ petition of US blogger, Malik also requested the court to set the impugned order and restore the order passed by the Justice of Peace.

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IHC stays interior ministry’s deportation orders for Cynthia Ritchie

IHC CJ Justice Athar Minallah has also sought replies from Home Ministry, DG Federal Investigation Agency (FIA), and other parties on Cynthia’s case 

ISLAMABAD: The Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Monday stayed an Interior Ministry decision to turn down a visa extension application filed by US blogger Cynthia D. Ritchie.

Ritchie had petitioned the IHC on Saturday, challenging the interior ministry’s decision to deny her an extension and ordering her to leave the country within 15 days.

In the petition, the US national has nominated the interior secretary, deputy secretary and the director-general of the Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) as respondents to the case. 

She has argued that she fulfilled all legal obligations required of her in her visa application to ensure her continued stay in Pakistan, yet was turned down without explanation.

After hearing her arguments, IHC Chief Justice Athar Minallah stopped the Interior Ministry from deporting Ritchie and issued notices to the home ministry, the DG FIA and others.

The court also ordered the blogger to submit an affidavit detailing her allegations in the document.

“Visas of Pakistanis are denied every day and no reason is provided,” Justice Minallah remarked. He assured that the petitioner gets complete justice in the case.

Read more: Cynthia moves IHC against interior ministry’s decision to reject visa extension

The ministry, in an earlier response to the IHC, had stated that the American citizen’s visa had been extended twice during 2018-19 against the law.

It had mentioned that the blogger had applied for an extension in her work visa twice, but was instead given a business visa by the authority against the visa policy even though her company was not registered in Pakistan.

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Cynthia moves IHC against interior ministry’s decision to reject visa extension

In its response to the IHC a day ago, the ministry stated that the American citizen’s visa had been extended twice during 2018-19 which was against the law — File photo

US Blogger Cynthia D Ritchie has submitted a petition in the Islamabad High Court (IHC) on Saturday, challenging the interior ministry’s decision to deny her a visa extension.

In the petition, Ritchie made the interior secretary, deputy secretary, and director-general Federal Investigation Agency parties to the case, stating that she had fulfilled all the legal obligations required of her — in her visa application — to ensure her continued stay in Pakistan.

Ritchie accused the interior ministry of denying her visa without any solid reason, her petition mentioning that rejecting her visa extension was a violation of the General Clauses Act and the country’s visa policy.

Interior ministry asks Cynthia Ritchie to leave Pakistan within 15 days

Earlier this week, the ministry had rejected Ritchie’s visa extension application and asked her to exit the country within 15 days.

In its response to the IHC a day ago, the ministry stated that the American citizen’s visa had been extended twice during 2018-19 which was against the law.

It mentioned that the blogger had applied for her work visa extension two times, but she was given a business visa by the authority against the visa policy, adding that her company was not registered in Pakistan either.

The interior ministry on Friday had also submitted its comments to the High court in Cynthia D Ritchie’s case, stating that the American blogger should be stopped from making controversial statements that go against the basic rights of citizens.

The response came after the IHC expressed displeasure over the ministry’s comments at the previous hearing, instructing it to provide relevant records of its business visa policy. 

Ritchie accuses PPP leadership of ‘harassment’ and ‘manhandling’

In a video broadcast live on Facebook in May, Ritchie had alleged that a senior PPP leader had raped her while two others had ‘manhandled’ her at a separate occasion.

She had stated that the incidents occurred in 2011 during the PPP tenure, when the individual she accused of rape had been a senior minister.

Ritchie had further alleged that two other senior party leaders — a federal minister and former prime minister Yousuf Raza Gillani (who publicly responded to the allegation) — had “physically manhandled” her when the latter “was staying the President House”.

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In response to IHC, interior ministry says Cynthia Ritchie must be stopped from making controversial statements

The response comes after the IHC expressed displeasure over the ministry’s comments at the previous hearing. — Geo.tv/Files 

ISLAMABAD: The interior ministry on Friday submitted its comments to the Islamabad High Court in Cynthia D Ritchie’s case, stating that the American blogger should be stopped from making controversial statements that go against the basic rights of citizens.

The response comes after the IHC expressed displeasure over the ministry’s comments at the previous hearing, instructing it to provide relevant records of its business visa policy.

In its response to the IHC today, the ministry stated that the American citizen’s visa had been extended twice during 2018-19 which was against the law.

It mentioned that the blogger had applied for her work visa extension two times, but she was given a business visa by the authority against the visa policy, adding that her company was not registered in Pakistan either.

The ministry, on Wednesday, had rejected Ritchie’s visa extension application and asked her to exit the country within 15 days.

IHC expresses displeasure

In Tuesday’s hearing, the additional attorney general informed the court that the American blogger had told the ministry she was not associated with any government institution.

Responding to the AAG’s comments, Chief Justice Athar Minallah noted that previously the ministry had adopted the stance that the blogger had been serving government institutions.

Justice Minallah said that the ministry had not adopted a clear stance so far in the matter.

Expressing displeasure with the representative of the interior ministry, the judge asked: “Is there any law or policy?”, questioning whether the ministry had any documents which explain the visa policy for foreigners.

The court asked whether the same treatment would be given to someone who would come tomorrow on a business visa and start giving statements against the prime minister.

The court ordered the ministry to bring details of the policy in the next hearing.

Moreover, it ordered Ritchie to stop making any controversial statements against politicians.

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