The picturesque wedding of TODAY style editor Bobbie Thomas had Hoda and Kathie Lee gushing Monday over the newlywed couple.
“It was one of those spectacular, perfect moments,” Hoda said of the outdoor ceremony held on Friday night at KLG’s home in Connecticut.
The ladies showed off photos from the event, although Hoda said the pictures didn’t do justice to the bride, who married lawyer Michael Marion.
“She even looked better in person to me,” she said.
One highlight of the wedding reception was Bobbie’s 91-year-old grandmother, who could be found “on the dance floor and kicking it,” Hoda said. “She kept laughing, saying that everyone is dead...She was such fun!”
KLG showered the newly married couple with blessings in a toast captured on video.
“I’m so grateful that the evening turned out almost as beautiful as the bride,” she said.
On Monday, KLG revealed partly why she was so grateful, describing a behind-the-scenes calamity that could have left a real stink over the event.
Around 3 pm that afternoon, KLG’s longtime landscaper came running into her house, which she and husband Frank Gifford have owned for 19 years, asking whether the toilets were running.
“I go, ‘no.’ He goes, ‘The septic’s overflowing.’ About 10 feet away from the tent we’ve set up,” she said. “Not in 19 years has the septic overflowed. I go, ‘aaaaah.’ I run down there and there it is, bubbling.”
After some quick maneuvering and some rearrangement of outdoor furniture, the matter was under control, thanks to Porta-potties brought in to accommodate the crowd of 100-plus people.
“We put up little signs in our house, ‘Please do not use,’” Kathie Lee said of the home’s bathrooms.
Unfortunately, some people ignored the request, including Bobbie’s own mother.
“Well, she had to go,” Hoda suggested.
“She should have followed the rules,” KLG insisted.
“She probably didn’t flush," said Hoda. "I wouldn’t worry."