Lena Waithe and Alana Mayo already have a ton on their plates—so, understandably, they're trying not to let their upcoming wedding add any more stress to their lives
With Waithe currently the showrunner of Showtime's The Chi, starring in Ready Player One, and filming the second season of Dear White People, and Mayo recently being named the head of production and development for Michael B. Jordan's production company, these two brides simply don't have time to stress over color palettes. In an interview with PEOPLE this week, Waithe opened up about her and Mayo's low-key approach to wedding planning.
"It's going to be super small, crazy small," Waithe said of their nuptials. "It's almost like an excuse to have fun with our friends." She added, "We're anti-stress. We're trying to make it not a stressful situation, that's our goal."
While walking the red carpet at the 2017 Primetime Emmy Awards with Mayo last September, mere hours before she made history as the first black woman to win a comedy writing Emmy for an episode of Master of None, in which she also stars, Waithe divulged what their dream wedding would look like. "I think it'll be pretty fly," the 33-year-old told Elle. "She's pretty fly. It'll be small and intimate honestly, but she's also like a black Audrey Hepburn, she's old school classic, and I know I have a bit more of a swaggier style, so we complement each other really well. It'll be something small, intimate, and very personal."
Funnily enough, the pair weren't actually engaged at the time; Waithe revealed in a December podcast episode that she popped the question a few months after the Emmys, while she and Mayo were spending Thanksgiving in Tokyo.
Later that night, while accepting her award, Waithe gave a sweet shout-out to Mayo, who she first met in an agency meeting. "To my girlfriend: I love you more than life itself. Alana, my team, my chosen family, I love y'all," she said.