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CSUEB alumna Diann Valentine is wedding expert on ABC's 20/20

Screen shot of CSUEB business alumnus Diann Valentine on the ABC news program 20/20.

Diann Valentine appeared as a wedding expert on 20/20. (Photo: ABC News 20/20)

  • February 27, 2013 5:00am

CSUEB business grad Diann Valentine added 'news personality' to her already extensive resume when she appeared as the wedding expert on the “Wedding Confidential” episode of ABC’s 20/20 news program.

Valentine is the creative genius behind the star-studded weddings of Usher, Martin Lawrence, Toni Braxton, VH1 Basketball Wives’ Evelyn Lozada and more.  She is also the popular host and co-executive producer of, I Do Over, on WeTV. 

When asked by ABC News Correspondent Amy Robach what can be expected to go wrong at most weddings, Valentine said, “Nervous brides, family fights and too much alcohol!” Her top tip is to “stay calm and remember that the day is about love.” She said to watch out for bridesmaids who are notorious for feeding into the chaos and making the already nervous bride even more anxious.

Get more wedding insight from our glamorous grad on the “Wedding Confidential" episode. She first appears at the 5:34 mark. The program originally aired on Jan. 18, 2013. Watch video.

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