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Four Weddings…and Men in Kilts: Bride Guide

posted: 02/21/12
by: TLC
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Juli and her new hubby took the honeymoon prize in this episode, but we loved the savvy style of each featured bride! Be inspired by their great ideas and unique touches.

Juli: Love Nest

Juli, 29, worked with her $35,000 budget to convey a sweet theme of Lovebirds in a Tree. Here's how she did it, accommodating 105 guests!

  • Dress: Maggie Sottero
  • Flowers/Centerpieces: Dahlia Floral Concepts, Pennington, NJ
  • Colors: Fall Colors with an Emphasis on Orange and Purple
  • Entertainment: EBE Talent with Ben Ostroff
  • Venue: Greenacres Country Club, Lawrenceville, NJ
  • Unique and Original Touches: "To Go" Stations at the End of the Night, Drink Pairings at Appetizer Stations, Tribute to Mothers During the Ceremony, and a Mother-Daughter Dance
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Hostess with the mostest Ashanti, 29, used her $32,000 budget to treat 90 guests to an unforgettable night. Using "Guest Comfort" as her theme, Ashanti made sure everyone was well-fed, well-entertained and even well-equipped to dry their tears during the ceremony. These are her planning details.

  • Dress: David's Bridal (No. 9V9665)
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: RK Bridal, New York, New York
  • Colors: Black and White Damask and Red
  • Ceremony Vocalist: Barbara McDougald
  • Clothing Designer: Jordan Fashions
  • Cake: My Madison's Cakes at Cousin John's Bakery
  • Groom's Cake: BCakeNY
  • Photo Booth: Uniquely Yours
  • Ceremony Decor and Centerpieces: Tinkelbless
  • Groom and Groomsmen Attire: Di Re Formalwear, Franklin Square, NY
  • Limo: Royalty Limousine
  • DJ/Videographer/Photographer: The Pros
  • Ceremony Harpist: Brandee Younger
  • Ceremony Flutist: Nicole Camacho
  • Napkins and Chair Sashes: Kennedy Couture Linen
  • Reception Venue Uplighting: Ariana Studios
  • Cupcake Truck: CupcakeStop
  • Hair: Elaine Allen
  • Bride's Jewelry: Chyna Gray Accessories
  • Makeup Artist: Toscha Taylor
  • Ceremony Venue: Family Life Worship Cathedral, Elmont, NY
  • Reception Venue: The Douglaston Manor, Douglaston, NJ
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For bride Shauna, 25, her wedding day was all about celebrating mystical fun and her groom's Welsh ancestry. Using her $45,000 budget to host 175 guests, here's how she pulled it off!

  • Dress: Lazaro
  • Flowers/Centerpieces: Gardenia's Floral, Metuchen, NJ
  • Color: Wine
  • Bridesmaid Dresses: Bill Levkoff, Purchased at Macy's
  • Photographer: PM Studios, Edison, NJ
  • DJ: Extravagant Entertainment
  • Venue: The Primavera Regency, Stirling, NJ
  • Unique and Original Touches: Welsh Lovespoon Favors from Cardiff, Wales; Groomsmen in Kilts; Bride and Groom's Grand Entrance Under Lightsabers
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Tarisha, 32, wanted her wedding to be all about details that were bigger and bolder than life! You saw her red dress and fancy fire show at the reception; here are more details about her $12,000 wedding. Tarisha treated 70 guests at her sweet ceremony and rocking reception.

  • Dress: Davinci
  • Entertainment: Miguel Maldanado, 3 Six D Entertainment
  • Colors: Black, White and Burgundy
  • Coordinator: All Planning by the Bride
  • Venue: The Greyclliff, Moonachie, NJ
  • Unique and Original Touches: Fire Show to Introduce Desserts, Tasting of the Four Elements During the Ceremony
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