Wedding Guide

Four Weddings…and a Hookah Lounge: Bride Guide

posted: 03/21/12
by: TLC
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Ashley took top prize when Season 4 kicked off in the Southwest, but all the bride have crafty, creative and totally chic ideas to share! In this bride guide, find out what inspired their gorgeous weddings.

Ashley: Adventures in Wonderland

Ashley, a 24-year-old bride from Phoenix, put her $22,000 budget to work supporting an Alice in Wonderland theme. This is how she took 200 guests down the rabbit hole.

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Schoolteacher Dena, 29, played up the kid theme at her Kindergarten Cupid wedding. It was all about fun -- and maximizing a $14,000 budget to host 110 guests. This is how it played out!

  • Flowers: Wolz Florist, Glendale, Arizona
  • Entertainment: Chad, All American DJ
  • Photographer/Videographer: Harley Bonham
  • Dress: Mary's Bridal Gowns
  • Stationery: Invitations by Dawn
  • Photo Booth: Flash in the Box
  • Flower Girl Dress: JuJu's Tutus,
  • Headpiece: Brass Lotus,
  • Venue: Val Vista Lakes, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Unique and Original Touches: students' handwritten ideas on what makes a good marriage on display, table cards featured favorite toys and games of the bride and groom
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For a vintage chic wedding, Shannon, 24, turned to her love of keys. She had a $30,000 budget to make wedding day dreams come true for a big party of 235 guests!

  • Flowers: Flora Bella Florist
  • Entertainment: Trinity Productions
  • Cake: Piece of Cake
  • Photographer/Videographer: Blu Bird Pics
  • Dress: Alvina Valenta (Style No. 9100)
  • Stationery: Paper Joy
  • Photo Booth: Story Board Photography
  • Cardboard Cutouts:, Scott Gardner
  • Venue: Villa Siena, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Unique and Original Touches: skeleton key elements, wishing tree in lieu of guest book, lifesize cardboard cutouts of the bride and groom, old books and photos from past family weddings along with antiques for centerpieces
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Bride Sarah, 25, was all about country chic! Find out how she stretched an $8,500 budget to satisfy 148 guests at the watering hole and barbecue buffet!

  • Flowers: AJ's Fine Foods Floral Boutique
  • Entertainment: SKM Entertainment, Miles
  • Cake: Bamboo Cakery
  • Photographer:
  • Dress: Brides by Demetrios
  • Catering: Le Fox Catering, John Fox
  • Venue: The Enchanted Gardens at the Shenandoah Mill, Gilbert, Arizona
  • Unique and Original Touches: the guests' pledge at the ceremony, watering hole sign for bar, barbecue buffet, fingerprint/painting guest book, monster truck limo arrival
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